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Effective Dec. 1, all hearings originally scheduled for South Kohala District Court will be held at the Keahuolu Courthouse (Kona) or Hale Kaulike Courthouse (Hilo). For assistance, call 808-322-8700 (Keahuolu) or 808-961-7470 (Hale Kaulike) or email:

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HONOLULU — An employee at the Hale Hoomalu Juvenile Detention Facility has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawaii State Judiciary announced today. The employee was last at work on Nov.... read more

  HONOLULU – Attorneys who volunteered their time to assist people going to court without a lawyer; non-profit legal services providers; and attorney volunteers in Hawaii’s Appellate Pro Bono Program,... read more

HONOLULU — The following individual has applied for an unpaid position on the Hawaii Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters. Irene Nakamura, Freelance Court Reporter/CSR #496 The Board examines applicants for... read more

  KAMUELA, Hawaii – The South Kohala District Courthouse courtroom will be temporarily closing beginning December 1 for all court hearings, however, the courthouse will remain open for other court... read more

Poignant reflections by the graduates and a marriage proposal highlighted the first virtual DWI (Driving While Impaired) Court graduation ceremony. Presiding Judge Alvin K. Nishimura acknowledged the accomplishments of three... read more

  Second Circuit District Family Judge Adrianne N. Heely was recently named Humanitarian of the Year by the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association. The award is given to an “outstanding individual... read more

  HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Stephanie R.S. Char as District Family Court Judge of the Fifth Circuit. Char has been with the Office of the... read more

  HONOLULU – First Circuit Chief Judge R. Mark Browning was presented with the 2020 Jurist of the Year Award by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, at the Hawaii State... read more

  HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking nominations or applications for three unpaid positions on the six-member Hawaii Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters. Two members selected must be... read more

  On October 8, 2020, the supreme court entered two orders promulgating amendments to the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure (HRCP) and to the Rules of the Circuit Courts of... read more

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