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  HONOLULU – Today Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald ordered all state courthouses closed to the public, except for official court business, from March 23 to April 30, 2020. “The... read more

  Hawaii’s state judges engaged a broad cross section of community members in a variety of settings during National Judicial Outreach Week 2020. They met with people outside of the... read more

The Maui Drug Court celebrated another milestone when it convened its 70th graduation ceremony on February 20, 2020 in Chief Judge Richard Bissen’s courtroom. Six participants were recognized for their... read more

  The First Circuit Foundations Program held its first monthly session on Friday, February 21. Twelve new Judiciary employees completed an ambitious all-day agenda, including walking tours of court facilities,... read more

  Supporters and staff of the Oahu Veterans Treatment Court gathered for a ceremony honoring the program’s most recent graduates on February 7 at, Kaahumanu Hale. Judge Matthew J. Viola... read more

Kelsey T. Kawano was sworn in as Judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit on January 27, 2020. Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald presided over the ceremony, which... read more

Family and friends looked on proudly as Lisa W. Cataldo, Rebecca A. Copeland, and Alvin P.K.K. Nishimura were sworn in as judges of the First Circuit on January 6, 2020.... read more

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald was recognized by ThinkTech Hawaii with a Community Service Award for his work on the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission and for raising public confidence... read more

There was much to be thankful for when five individuals graduated from Kauai Drug Court on November 22. This was the 34th graduating class, bringing to 228 the number of... read more

  The Oahu Drug Court’s November 18, 2019 event was a momentous occasion. Not only was it the 70th graduation ceremony, but also a passing-of-the-torch moment, as Judge Edward H.... read more

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