Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Release Date: 09/03/2021)Posted on Sep 3, 2021 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Vacancy, Judicial Selection Commission
The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii:
District Judge, District Court of the Fifth Circuit (island of Kauai)
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. 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 current annual salary in Hawaii of a district judge is $195,276.
The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court as provided under Section 571-8 of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
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 Monday, October 18, 2021.
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 application deadline of Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Commission Chair Nadine Y. Ando, Esq.
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
 The salary is current as of the press release date and is subject to change. The salary is determined by the Commission on Salaries pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3.5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii and Section 26-56, of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, and any subsequent action taken by the Legislature.