The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Kakinami v. Kakinami on Thursday, January 5, at 10 a.m. in the courtroom on the first floor of the Ronald T. Y. Moon Judiciary Complex in Kapolei. It will be the second time that the state’s highest court convenes in the Judiciary’s newest courthouse, which opened to the public in 2010.
Attorneys on each side will have a half hour to present arguments in a dispute over property division in a Kauai divorce case. The appellant is asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to review the judgment of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA). The ICA’s judgment affirmed several of the Family Court of the Fifth Circuit’s orders, including the Supplemental Divorce Decree that addressed the division and distribution of the parties’ property. More information about this case is available on the Judiciary's website.
The court’s objective in convening in Kapolei is to make the justice system 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.
Oral arguments are open to the public.