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Judiciary systems including JEFS, eCourt Kokua, and Document Drop-off will be unavailable due to maintenance work beginning midnight Friday, September 23, to noon, Sunday, September 25. If work is completed sooner, systems may be restored earlier. Applications, including eReminder, eJuror, and eTraffic will not be affected. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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Hawaii Supreme Court Justices

Note: Please do not call a justice about a pending case.  In most circumstances, a justice is prohibited from discussing a pending case unless all parties are given notice and an opportunity to be present. Justices are also prohibited from publicly discussing a pending or impending case.  See Rules 2.9 and 2.10 of the Hawaii Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.

The Supreme Court is composed of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices. Justices are nominated by the Governor from a list of not less than four and not more than six names submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. A justice’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. Each justice is initially appointed for a ten year term. To be considered for appointment, a person must be a resident and a citizen of the state and of the United States and licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Hawai`i for not less than ten years preceding their nomination. After initial appointment, the Judicial Selection Commission determines whether a justice will be retained in office. A justice may not serve past age 70. See Article VI § 3 & 4 of the Hawai`i Constitution.

The members of the Supreme Court are:

Name Title Phone Number Term
Mark E. Recktenwald Chief Justice (808) 539-4700 09/14/2020 – 09/13/2030
Paula A. Nakayama Associate Justice (808) 539-4720 04/22/2013 – 04/21/2023
Sabrina S. McKenna Associate Justice (808) 539-4735 03/03/2021 – 03/02/2031
Michael D. Wilson Associate Justice (808) 539-4725 04/17/2014 – 04/16/2024
Todd W. Eddins Associate Justice (808) 539-4715 12/11/2020 – 12/10/2030