Shujau Usman received death threats last year, local media reported.
There were 11 civil cases, two family cases and two criminal one. The remainder were cancelled.
Two vacancies remain on the High Court judges’ bench even with the new hires.
Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi is the only sitting judge in the Maldives with a PhD.
The monthly salary for a lower court judge ranges from MVR46,000 (US$2,900) to MVR48,000.
The Supreme Court has adopted a curriculum to educate Maldivian judges on constitutional law and to develop the judiciary’s professional skills.