Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) Login Page

System Availability:

Mon to Sat - 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Hawaii Standard Time (HST)
Sunday - noon to 12:00 midnight, Hawaii Standard Time (HST)


Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) users may download or print documents in your active cases without cost from your “manage cases” screen. If you are not a JEFS user, please go to the eCourt Kokua page for information on accessing public documents.

New features have been added to JEFS as of March 19, 2015. Please click here for more information.

ADVISORY: JEFS users should be aware that efiling queues may slow down prior to system shut down at 12:00 a.m. This may relate to efiling volume, network, and other technical variables outside of JEFS. This may occasionally cause the efiling submission to fail to complete. To avoid this problem, please give yourself enough time to address technical issues prior to filing deadlines.

Efiling Web Training

To view the JEFs eFiling Training Video series, please select the links below (if you are unable to play these mp4 files, you may want to consider installing an open-source video player such as VLC) :

District Court Criminal case videos:

JEFS Help Line

For the Hawaii Supreme Court or the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

Please direct all e-filing questions to the SCCO help line 539-4789, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. If you have any other questions, please email scco@courts.hawaii.gov or call the Office of the Clerk at 539-4919.

For Criminal Cases in the District Courts (Statewide)

Please direct all e-filing questions to the clerks office of your Circuit, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

First Circuit, Honolulu, 808-538-5888, or email DCCrim.1DC@courts.hawaii.gov
Second Circuit, Maui, 808-244-2998, or email DCCrim.2DC@courts.hawaii.gov
Third Circuit, Hilo, 808-961-7470, or email DCCrimH.3DC@courts.hawaii.gov
Third Circuit, Kona, 808-322-8700, or email DCCrimK.3DC@courts.hawaii.gov
Fifth Circuit, Kauai, 808-482-2673, or email DCCrim.5DC@courts.hawaii.gov

Related information:

Efiling Information

The Hawaii Supreme Court and the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals take electronic filings as of September 27, 2010. The Hawaii State District Courts take electronic filings on criminal cases as of August 13, 2012.

The following may register for electronic filing access:

  • individual Hawaii attorneys,
  • Hawaii law firms, and
  • any self-represented party with an active case in the Hawaii Supreme Court or the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals.

A Hawaii attorney whose status is “active," "active-government," "active-emeritus," or "active-judge" may register for electronic filing.  However, attorneys admitted pro hac vice may not register for electronic filing and must file through registered-associated local counsel. Once registered, a user id and password will be emailed to you.

To file electronically or to register for e-filing use the "Register For Access" link from the Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) login page. Click the JEFS Login and Self-Registration link if you need further details on how to self-register.  Each firm is asked to designate an Organization Administrator. A JEFS userid and password will be sent immediately to your primary email address.  The last step in this process is to contact your Organization Administration to ACCEPT your registration.  Click JEFS Organization Administrator for more details.

Efiling Recommendations

Supported operating systems (OS):

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X or higher

Supported browsers:

  • Chrome 23 or higher
  • Firefox 22 or higher
  • IE9 or higher
  • Safari 6.2.3 or higher (OS X)
  • Safari 5.1.5 or higher (Windows)

Supported PDF:

  • Adobe Reader 11 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat 11 or higher
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