Hawai'i Rules Of Court

These court rules are posted for the Hawai‘i Supreme Court by the Supreme Court Law Library. Orders of Amendment, as filed by the Court, are posted on the Internet after they are received by the Library.

Proposed rules amendments and on-line comment form, as spotlighted on the Judiciary home page, are also posted here for your consideration. An archive of orders of amendment is available electronically from 2005.

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This is an official electronic publication of the Hawai‘i Rules of Court.  The Hawai‘i Judiciary makes every effort to ensure that electronically published information is accurate and current but presents this information without warranties, express or implied, regarding the information’s accuracy, timeliness, or completeness and shall not be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from any use made of the electronic Hawai‘i Rules of Court.

Discrepancies between the electronic and print versions of the Hawai‘i Rules of Court may be resolved by viewing the supreme court’s orders adopting or amending the rules at the Office of the Clerk, 417 S. King. St., Honolulu, HI, 96813.


Order Rescinding Statewide Court Administrative Orders and Memoranda
[filed June 9, 2010, effective June 9, 2010]

Order Amending the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct [filed June 25, 2013, effective January 2, 2014] 

Last Updated: November 20, 2014
TitleEffective DateOrders of AmendmentProposed Amendments

Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure [htm] [pdf]

Order Extending the Non-Consensual Video Conference Pilot Project in the Courts of the Third Circuit
[filed 02/08/2010; eff. nunc pro tunc 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2012] [pdf]

07/01/2014

Form K [am. 11/07/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

Temporary Rule 58 [am. 11/20/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

Proposed amendment to Rule 43. Submit comment via on-line form.  Comment deadline is 02/11/2015.

Rules for Conversion of Non-judicial Foreclosure Proceedings [htm] [pdf]

(fka Temporary Rules for Implementation of the Conversion Proceeding)

06/28/2012    

Hawai‘i Rules of Civil Procedure [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2014

Rules 26, 30, 33, 34, 37, and 45  [am. 08/22/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

Rule 16.1 [am. 11/14/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

 

Rules of the Circuit Courts
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2014

Rule 12.2. [am. 08/26/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

 

Exhibit A: Hawai‘i Arbitration Rules
[htm] [pdf]

01/01/2008

 

 

Hawai‘i Probate Rules
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2013

Exhibit A Rules 5 and 7. [am 08/26/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]
 

Rules of the Land Court
[htm] [pdf]

01/01/2012

 

 

Hawai‘i Family Court Rules [htm] [pdf]

01/01/2012

All Family Court Rules [am. 11/05/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

Amending all Family Court Rules [11/20/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

 

Rules of the District Courts
[htm] [pdf]

Order Extending Pilot Project for Submitting Written Criminal Complaints By Electronic Mail in the District Courts of the First, Third, and Fifth Circuits of the State of Hawai‘ i [04/26/2010] [pdf]

01/01/2013

 

 

Hawai‘i Civil Traffic Rules
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2009


 

District Court Rules of Civil Procedure
[htm] [pdf]

01/01/2012

 

Rules of the Small Claims Division of the District Courts
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2012

 

Hawai‘i Court Records Rules
[htm] [pdf]

Amended Order Staying Enforcement of Rule 9, Hawaii Court Records Rules for Certain Case Types [filed 10/19/2010; eff. 10/19/2010 until 01/01/2012] [ADA]

 

Order Continuing and Expanding the Stay of Enforcement of Rules 6 and 9 [filed 06/21/2012; eff until 09/01/2012]

07/01/2012

 

 

Hawai‘i Electronic Filing and Service Rules
[htm] [pdf]

Order Exempting Civil Traffic and Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office Cases from the Requirements of the Hawaii Electronic Filing and Service Rules [am. 05/04/2012]

Order Staying Enforcement of Rule 12 [filed 08/08/2012; eff. until 08/13/2012]

06/18/2012

 


Proposed amendment to Rules 1, 4 and 5. Submit comment via on-line form.  Comment deadline is 12/01/2014.

Hawai‘i Rules of Appellate Procedure
[htm] [pdf]

01/01/2014

 

Rules Expediting Child Protective Appeals [htm] [pdf]

01/01/2012    

Hawai‘i Appellate Mediation Program Rules (fka Hawai‘i Appellate Conference Program Rules) [htm] [pdf]

01/01/2012

Rule 8. [am. 08/26/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

 

Rules of the Supreme Court [htm] [pdf]

Order Approving Referral Agencies [filed 04/11/2006, eff. 04/11/2006] [pdf]

Order Exempting Traffic and Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office Cases from the Requirements of the Hawai‘i Electronic Filing and Service Rules [filed 08/31/2010] [pdf]

07/01/2014

Rule 5.1 and Temporary Rule 5.3  [am. 07/29/2013; eff. 01/01/2014.]

Order Staying Enforcement of Rule 5.1 and Temporary Rule 5.3  [am. 06/17/2014; eff. until 12/31/2014.]

Rule 2.22  [am. 08/22/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

Rules 17 and 22 [am. 11/12/2014; eff. 01/01/2015]

 

 

Hawai‘i Board of Bar Examiners Rules of Procedure [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2012

 

Exhibit A: Hawai‘i Rules of Professional Conduct [htm] [pdf]

01/01/2014

 

Exhibit A-1: Guidelines of Professional Courtesy and Civility for Hawai‘i Lawyers
[htm] [pdf]

10/04/2004

 

 

Exhibit A-2: Rules of the Disciplinary Board of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2014

 

 

Exhibit B: Hawai‘i Revised Code of Judicial Conduct [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2014

 

 

Exhibit B-1: Principles of Professionalism for Hawai‘i Judges
[htm] [pdf]

08/27/2004

 

 

Lawyers' Fund Rules & Regulations for Client Protection [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2008

 

Proposed amendment to Rule 6.1. Submit comment via on-line form.  Comment deadline is 12/01/2014.

Rules Governing Trust Accounting [htm] [pdf]

01/01/2014

 

 

Rules of the Intermediate Court of Appeals
[htm] [pdf]

07/01/2008

 

 

Rules of the Tax Appeal Court [htm] [pdf]

12/10/2013

 

 

Rules Governing Court Reporting [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2008

 

 

Hawai‘i Rules for Certification of Spoken and Sign Language Interpreters [htm] [pdf]

07/01/2013

 

 

Judicial Selection Commission Rules [htm] [pdf]

01/24/2014

 

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