The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Thursday, December 2, at 10 a.m. in the Ronald T. Y. Moon Judiciary Complex in Kapolei. It will be the first time the Supreme Court convenes in the Hawaii State Judiciary’s newest facility, which opened to the public in May 2010 and houses the First Circuit Family Court, Juvenile Detention Center and Waianae District Court.
Attorneys on each side will have a half hour to present arguments in a dispute over property division in a First Circuit divorce case, Cvitanovich-Dubie v. Dubie. The appellant is asking the Supreme Court to review the April 12, 2010 decision by the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA).
Other than once or twice a year when oral argument is heard at the William S. Richardson School of Law, the Supreme Court and ICA hear oral argument in downtown Honolulu in Aliʻiolani Hale. “ By holding a session in Kapolei, the justices and I hope to make the court more accessible to people who live and work on the west side of the island, as well as to the members of the family law bar who practice in Kapolei,” said Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald.
The court would like to hold more arguments at the Ronald T. Y. Moon courthouse, and plans to hear argument at the William S. Richardson School of Law early next year.