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Important: JIMS/JEFS Downtime

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.


Judge Bert I. Ayabe

Bert I. Ayabe is a Circuit Court Judge of the First Circuit. Before becoming a Circuit Court Judge, he was a judge of the District Court of the First Circuit. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was in private practice specializing in personal injury and commercial litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration.

Judge Ayabe received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Hawai’i and his law degree from Hastings College of the Law. He is licensed in Hawai’i and California.