Circuit Court Standard Jury Instructions

Hawai`i Supreme Court orders approving pattern jury instructions are available for review and copying at the Supreme Court Law Library and at the Circuit Court Law Libraries in Hilo, Kona, Lihu`e, and Wailuku.  

View Hawai`i Civil Jury Instructions, (1999 edition with amendments to 10/01/09). Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free. Further amended by Hawai`i Supreme Court orders dated: 

September 7, 2011 (Adding new instruction 1.2; Revising instructions 2.4, 16.19, 16.20, and 16.26.)

Bookmarks are provided for ease of navigation through the PDF file for the 1999 edition with amendments to 10/01/09. Please note that the Supreme Court's orders state that "approval for publication and distribution is not and shall not be considered by this court or any other court to be an approval or judgment as to the validity or correctness of the substance of any instruction."

 

Hawai`i Criminal Jury Instructions

View Hawai`i Criminal Jury Instructions (recompiled 1991 edition with amendments to 06/02/05). Further amended by Hawai`i Supreme Court orders dated:

February 28, 2006 (Adding instructions 2.10, 7.15, 13.54, 13.54A, 13.55, 13.55A, 13.56, 13.56A, 13.57, and 13.57A; Revising instructions 10.05A, 10.07, 10.09, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.18, 10.19, 10-20, 10-22, and 10-23)

May 25, 2006 (Adding instructions 16.08, 16.09, 16.10, and 16.11; Revising instructions 10.21, 10.27, 10.28, 10.32, 10.33, 10.34, 10.36, 10.37, 10.38)

March 15, 2007 (Revising instructions 9.28, 9.29, 9.30, 9.31, 9.32, 10.24, 10.24A, and 11.06; Adding instructions 10.45, 10.45A, 11.07, 11.08, 13.58, 13.59, 13.60, 13.61, and 13.62)

August 9, 2007 (Revising instructions 13.58, 13.59, 13.60, 13.61, 13.62 and 16.09)

October 14, 2007 (Revising instructions 13.56, 13.56A, 13.57 and 13.57A)

February 21, 2008 (Revising instructions 16.08, 16.10, 16.11)

March 14, 2008 (Revising instructions 7.01 and 7.02; Adding instructions 9.44B, 9.44C, 10.50, 10.51, 10.52, and 10.53)

September 19, 2008 (Revising instructions 10.00 through 10.04 and adding 10.03A through 10.03D and 10.04A)

October 1, 2008 (Revising instructions 10.05, 10.05A, 10.05B, 10.05C, 10.06, 10.06A, 10.07, 10.07A, 10.08, 10.08A, 10.09, 10.09A, 10.10, 10.10A )

October 1, 2008 (Revising instructions 8.07B, 8.07C, 8.07D, 8.07E, 9.16, 9.16A, 9.17, 9.17A, 9.20, 9.20A, 9.20B, 9.31, 9.31A and adding 9.20C, 9.30A )

October 7, 2008 (Revising instructions 10.26, 10.26A, 10.27, 10.27A, 10.28, 10.28A, 10.29, 10.29A, 10.30, 10.30A, 10.31, 10.31A )

October 7, 2008 (Adding 10.54, 10.54A, 10.55, 10.55A, 10.56, 10.56A, 10.57, 10.57A )

May 5, 2009 (Revising 1.01, 1.02A, 1.02B, 3.01, 5.01, 17.01 and 17.02 and adding 6.07, 7.16, 7.17, and 12.00A)

September 4, 2009 (Revising instructions 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 3.03 and adding 9.61, 9.62, 10.03E, 10.03F, 11.09)

April 4, 2011 (Repeal 7.01; adding 7.01A, 7.01B, revisions to 10.00, 10.29, 10.29A, 10.30, 10.30A, 10.31, 10.31A and 13.49)

May 25, 2011 (Adding 5.04 and 5.04A; renumbering of Criminal Instructions 5.05 (formerly 5.04) and 5.05A (formerly 5.04A)

August 26, 2011 (Repeal of 7.02, and adding 5.03B, 5.03C, 5.06A, 5.06B, 7.02A, 7.02B and revision of 9.22)

August 26, 2011 (Revising criminal jury instruction 7.01B)

February 10, 2012 (Adding 3.17, 3.18, revising of 1.01, 3.15, and 11.06)

February 10, 2012 (Adding 5.07, revising 7.02A, 9.00, 9.21A, 10.00, 10.45, and 10.45A)

September 20, 2012 (Adding 11.07A and 11.07B, revising 11.07)

October 8, 2012 (Adding 7.18A and 7.18B, revising 3.01, 9.00, 10.00, 10.01, 10.02, 10.03, 10.04, and 10.04A)

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