System enhancements are coming to JEFS on July 11, 2013. Two enhancements will affect all JEFS users. The first is aimed at improving Manage Cases functionality by adding case search filters for case ID, filing date, case type and case status, as well as, allowing column sorting. This should help any JEFS user who has many cases, especially those in a large firm or government organization. The second adds docket text or docket notes under each docket description. Previously, docket text/notes were only available to court staff and were not viewable via JEFS. Three additional enhancements will improve case initiation for criminal cases and impact the Office of the Attorney General and the county Prosecutors.
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.
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) :
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office of the Clerk at 539-4919.
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
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:
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.