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Notice of Deadline Extended for Applications for Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Second Circuit (Release Date: 11/03/2017)

Posted on Nov 3, 2017 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Vacancy, Judicial Selection Commission

For immediate release:  November 3, 2017

The Judicial Selection Commission is extending the deadline for accepting applications to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaiʻi:

District Judge, District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui)

The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi requires that the persons selected by the Commission be residents and citizens of the State of Hawaiʻi and of the United States, and have been licensed to practice law by the Hawaiʻi 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 family judge shall be six years.  The annual salary in Hawaiʻi of a district judge is $189,480.  The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar.

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.

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 extended application deadline of Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Commission Chair Jackie Young, PhD
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaiʻi
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813

For more information, visit the Judicial Selection Commission webpage or contact the Commission via email at

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