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1. What is JIMS, JEFS and electronic filing?

Posted on Jun 6, 2019 in

JIMS is the acronym for Judiciary Information Management System which refers to the Hawai`i Judiciary integrated statewide case management system. JIMS enables electronic access to court cases and case information for judges, attorneys, litigants, and other stakeholders through electronic filing, electronic bench warrants, data exchanges and online case search and document purchase.

Access to JIMS case information by eligible and registered attorneys and registered unrepresented parties is through JEFS. JEFS is the acronym for Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System also referred to as Electronic Filing or Efiling. JEFS allows registered users to electronically initiate cases, manage cases, and file documents for cases in the Hawai`i Intermediate Court of Appeals, Hawai`i Supreme Court, as well as criminal cases in the Hawai`i District Courts, Circuit Courts, and Family (Adult) Courts. District Court and Circuit Court Civil Efiling will be coming in October 2019.

The JIMS application consists of 3 primary applications:

  • JIMS Portal for Court Staff only
  • JEFS for registered attorneys and staff
  • eCourt Kokua for the general public