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Notice of Extended Deadline for Applications for Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Associate Justice, Supreme Court, State of Hawaii

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in JSC Vacancy, Judicial Selection Commission
The Judicial Selection Commission is extending the deadline for accepting applications to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii:
  • Associate Justice, Supreme Court, State of Hawaii
The Constitution of the State of Hawaii requires that the persons selected by the Commission be residents and citizens of the State of Hawaii and of the United States, and have been licensed to practice law by the Hawaii Supreme Court.  An associate justice shall have been licensed for a period of not less than ten 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 an associate justice shall be ten years.  The annual salary in Hawaii of an associate justice is $229,668.
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 form JS-P-084, Application for Judicial Office Form.  The application must be postmarked to the address below on or before the extended application deadline of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Commission Acting Chair Ronette M. Kawakami, Esq.
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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