Palau Supreme Court

The Republic of Palau, a tropical island nation in Micronesia, renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and unique marine life, is seeking applicants for an Associate Justice for its Supreme Court's Appellate Division.

Palau Supreme Court Koror and Ngerulmud, Palau
Apr 03, 2019
Full time
The Palau Supreme Court Appellate Division is seeking applicants for one Associate Justice position. Associate Justices of the Appellate Division are primarily responsible for deciding all appeals from all lower courts by applying Palauan law, which includes the Palau Constitution, statutes, case law, customary law, and United States common law when appropriate. The Court seeks individuals with a minimum of five years of experience in the law who is a member in good standing of a bar and prefers applicants with experience in both criminal and civil law who show strength in research and writing. The Court values superior work ethic and job performance, commitment to the law and unimpeachable integrity in professional and ethical conduct. All applicants must disclose any disciplinary proceeding of which they have been a subject. An Associate Justice receives a salary of approximately U.S. $85,000. For an off-island appointee and his or her dependents, the positions includes free round-trip economy transportation, housing subsidies of up to $900.00 a month for a single person or $1,000.00 for a married couple and shipment of household and personal effects (up to $900 for a single Justice or $1,000.00 for a married couple, each way). Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references (including contact information), a writing sample, and professional achievements or awards. Please send these materials, which would constitute your application, by First Class United States mail (the postage rate is the same as to any U.S. state) or by email to the attention of: Judicial Nominating Commission P.O. Box 248 Koror, Palau 96940 Emailed applications may be sent to with “Associate Justice Application” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2019 (postmarked if sent by mail). Please address any questions to Ms. Leia E. Taro, Chambers Administrator to the Chief Justice, at the contact information found on the letterhead above.