Proposed Rule Changes

The Supreme Court of Hawai`i seeks your comments on recent proposed rules changes shown below. Please submit your comments in writing to the Judiciary Communications and Community Relations Office by mail to 417 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, by facsimile to 539-4801, or via our on-line form

  1. Proposal to Amend Rule 49 of the Hawaii Rules of Penal Procedure and Rules 1.3 and 6.2 of the Hawaii Electronic Filing and Service Rules - IN-COURT PROCESSING OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASES
    Comment Deadline: September 23, 2014
  2. Proposed Amendment to Rules 5.1 and 5.2 and Adoption of Rule 5.3 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii - USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE COURTROOM
    Comment Deadline: November 17, 2014
  3. Proposed Amendment to Rule 1.9 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii - PRO HAC VICE - ADMISSION TO HAWAII BAR
    Comment Deadline: November 17, 2014
  4. Proposed Amendment to Rule 12 and Appendix A of the Hawaii Rules for Certification of Spoken and Sign Language Interpreters - REQUIREMENTS OF QUALIFIED COURT INTERPRETERS
    Comment Deadline: November 17, 2014
  5. Proposed Amendment to Rule 6.1 of the Rules and Regulations Concerning the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection of the Supreme Court of Hawaii - EXTENDING DEADLINE TO FILE CLAIMS
    Comment Deadline: December 1, 2014
  6. Proposed Amendments to Rules 1, 4 and 5 of the Hawaii Electronic Filing and Service Rules - JEFS REGISTRATION BY ATTORNEY'S ASSISTANT OR STAFF MEMBER
    Comment Deadline: December 1, 2014
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