Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (Release Date: 07/21/2017)Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Vacancy, Judicial Selection Commission
For immediate release: July 21, 2017
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY
The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following judicial vacancy in the State of Hawai`i:
District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O`ahu)
The Constitution of the State of Hawai`i requires that the persons selected by the Commission be residents and citizens of the State of Hawai`i and of the United States, and have been licensed to practice law by the Hawai`i Supreme Court. A district judge shall have been licensed for a period of not less than five years preceding nomination. No judge shall, during the term of office, engage in the practice of law, or run for or hold any other office or position of profit under the United States, the State or its political subdivisions.
The term of office of a district judge shall be six years. The annual salary in Hawai`i of a district judge is $189,480.
Full-time judges also receive employer contributions to premiums for enrollment in the state-sponsored medical, drug, vision and dental plans, a free life insurance policy, state retirement benefits, a deferred compensation supplemental retirement savings plan, 13 paid holidays annually (14 days during election years), 21 vacation and 21 sick leave days per year. Benefits are subject to modification or termination due to changes in statutes, pertinent rules and regulations. Judges shall be retired upon attaining the age of seventy years.
The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply directly to the Commission.
Prior to submitting your application, submit a letter with a contact phone number and an e-mail address specifying the vacancy for which you are applying.
The Commission also invites persons to nominate qualified individuals for the position. Nominators: Mail your nomination to the address below with the nominee’s full name and mailing address as soon as possible and not later than the nomination deadline of Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
TO APPLY: Please visit the Commission’s website and fill out the form JS-P-084, the Application for Judicial Office Form. The application must be postmarked or delivered to the address below on or before the application deadline of Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Commission Chair Jackie Young, PhD
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawai`i
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813