Hawai`i state courts operate within a totally integrated system. In general, court rules, procedures and forms are consistent throughout all jurisdictions, and a central administrative office assists in supervising operations statewide. The courts are funded by the state Legislature.
There are two separate court systems in Hawai`i:
- Federal Court System – The Federal Court is responsible for administering justice according to federal laws. For more information, please visit http://www.hid.uscourts.gov or contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (808) 541-1300.
- State Court System- Learn how the appellate and trial courts fit within Hawai`i’s judicial system.
About the Courts
Each court serves specific roles in handling cases and ensuring justice. Learn about each court: