NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED JUDICIAL VACANCY
News Release from Hawaii JSC
The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy in the State of Hawaii:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court
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 of the Supreme Court shall have been licensed to practice law for a period of not less than ten years preceding nomination. No justice 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 starting salary in Hawaii of an associate justice is $206.184.
Full-time associate justices 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. Justices shall be retired upon attaining the age of seventy years.
Applicants: The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply directly to the Commission. Applicants are not required to be nominated. The application must be post-marked or delivered to the address below on or before the application deadline of Wednesday, November 13, 2013. TO APPLY: Please visit the Commission’s website and fill out form JS-P-084, Application for Judicial Office Form.
Nominators: The Commission also invites (but does not require) persons to nominate qualified individuals for the position. 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, September 30, 2013.
Commission Chair Doris M. Ching, EdD
Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii
417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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