Associate Justice of the High Court of the Marshall Islands

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Job location
P.O. Box B
Majuro, MH 96960
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Judiciary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Street address: 
P.O. Box B
MH 969609
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Position Description: 

The Judicial Service Commission for the Republic of the Marshall Islands is accepting applications for the position of

The Commission is constitutionally responsible to recommend candidates for judicial appointment by the Cabinet, subject to confirmation by legislative resolution.

The High Court is a superior court of record having general jurisdiction over controversies of law and fact in the Marshall Islands. Justices of the High Court may also be appointed as temporary justices of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Supreme Court.

An Associate Justice receives compensation provided by statute, including an annual salary of USD$80,000, monthly housing allowance of $750, monthly electric allowance of 750 kWh (currently $259.50), and travel and moving expenses from the point of hire and back, plus use of a car for official business. The term of service is for two years with the Government’s option to offer a two-year extension. The responsibilities of an Associate Justice include deciding cases in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Republic and performing such other functions, including administrative functions, as directed by the Chief Justice of the High Court.


The Commission will consider applications from individuals who (i) are licensed to practice law in a common law jurisdiction and in good standing for at least five years, (ii) have significant judicial and/or litigation experience, (iii) have a history of superior work ethic and job performance, (iv) have a record of conduct, both professional and personal, that is above reproach, (v) have an interest in, and consideration of, the cultural and development realities of the Marshall Islands, and (vi) are otherwise qualified by education, experience, and character to carry out the responsibilities of an associate justice. All applicants must disclose any disciplinary proceedings of which they have been a subject.

To apply: 

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of reference, and two writing samples to the Office of the Clerk of the Courts at P.O. Box B, Majuro, MH 96960, or by email to [email protected] not later than May 31, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (MHT).

Equal Opportunity Employer
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Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016