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eCourt* Kokua

For access to public information from traffic cases; District Court and Circuit Court civil; District Court and Circuit Circuit Court criminal; Family (Adult) Court criminal; Land Court; Tax Appeal Court; and appellate cases.

Announcements

Land Court and Tax Appeal Court cases will be available to search on eCourt Kokua starting November 18, 2019. All Land Court and Tax Appeal Court cases from Hoohiki will be migrated to the JIMS case management system and viewable on eCourt Kokua. Only new documents filed starting November 18 will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua.

Circuit Court civil cases will be available to search on eCourt Kōkua starting October 28, 2019. All Circuit Court civil cases from Ho`ohiki will be migrated to the JIMS case management system and viewable on eCourt Kōkua. Only new documents filed starting October 28 will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kōkua.

District Court civil cases will be available to search on eCourt Kokua starting October 7, 2019. All District Court civil cases from Hoohiki will be migrated to the JIMS case management system and viewable on eCourt Kokua. Only new documents filed starting October 7 will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua.

Circuit Court Criminal and Family Court (Adult) Criminal cases will be available to search on eCourt Kōkua starting January 23, 2017.  All Circuit Court Criminal and Family Court (Adult) Criminal cases from Hoohiki will be migrated to the JIMS case management system and viewable on eCourt Kōkua. Only new documents filed starting January 23 will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kōkua.  Circuit Court Criminal and Family Court (Adult) Criminal cases will no longer be available in Hoohiki.

 

Manuals

Case IDs format:

Very old migrated cases may have Case IDs comprised of 4 or 5-digits. To search in JIMS / JEFS / eCourt Kokua you must add the Circuit, Case Type and leading zeroes for a total of 12 alpha/numeric characters. Include a single numeric digit for the Circuit (1-First Circuit, 2-Second Circuit, 3-Third Circuit, 5-Fifth Circuit).

  • Example:  12345 –> 1PC000012345

For other migrated cases, the entire Case ID up to 12 alpha/numeric characters must be entered, without hyphens, when searching by Case ID in JIMS/JEFS/eCourt Kokua. Include the first numeric digit for the Circuit (1-First Circuit, 2-Second Circuit, 3-Third Circuit, 5-Fifth Circuit).

Note:  New two-digit Case Types in JIMS/JEFS are presented in the examples below. Land Court and Tax Appeal Court cases always begin with “1” such as 1LD or 1TX.

  • Criminal Case Examples
    CR-15-1-5678 –> 1PC151005678
    FCCR-15-1-1234 –> 2FC151001234
    1FCCR-16-1-2345 –> 1FC161002345
    3PC-15-1-1 –> 3PC151000001
  • District Court Civil Case Examples
    RC-16-1-123 –> 1RC161000123
    SC-16-1-456 –> 2SC161000456
    SS-16-1-789 –> 2SS161000789
    SN-16-1-123 –> 3SN161000123
    SD-16-1-456 –> 5SD161000456
  • Circuit Court Civil Case Examples
    CIV- 16-1-123 –> 1CC161000123
    SP-16-1-456 –> 2SP161000456
    ML-16-1-789 –> 3ML161000789
    SPP-16-1-123 –> 5PR161000123
    LAW-00-0-16384 –> 1LW000016384
  • Estate and Probate Case in Circuit Court Examples
    EQ-00-0-932 –> 1EQ000000932
    G-16-1-123 –> 2LG161000123
    P-16-1-456 –> 3LP161000456
    SE-16-1-789 –> 5SE161000789
    SG-16-1-123 –> 1SG161000123
    TR-16-1-456 –> 2TR161000456
    T-16-1-789 –> 3TS161000789
    C-16-1-123 –> 5CP161000123
    CG-16-1-456 –> 1CG161000456 
  • Land Court and Tax Appeal Court Case Examples
    LD-16-1-123 –> 1LD161000123
    TX-16-1-456 –> 1TX161000456 

In JIMS/JEFS, Criminal cases created starting 01/23/17 and Civil cases created starting 10/07/19 can be searched by entering the full case ID with hyphens in the format of:

Circuit No (1 digit), Circuit/ District indicator (1 character), Case Type (2 characters), dash, Year (2 digits), dash, sequence number (7 digits, you may omit leading zeroes)

  • Examples:
    1CPC-17-0000001 — 1CPC-17-0000001 or 1CPC-17-1
    1CCV-19-0000001 — 1CCV-19-0000001 or 1CCV-19-1

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Read this before you try to purchase a document or a document subscription. If you are a Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) user, you do not need a subscription to get documents in your active cases. You may download or print documents without cost from your manage cases screen. Not all public documents are available online through eCourt Kokua and most traffic documents are only available at the courthouse. If there is no pdf icon displayed next to the docket entry, the document is only be available at the courthouse. If there is a pdf icon displayed next to the docket entry in eCourt Kokua, this document is available online for single document purchase or via subscription. However, documents with a pdf icon may not be available the same day IMMEDIATELY after purchase due to delays in document processing. Public documents with a pdf icon may be purchased through eCourt Kokua. Individual documents are available for $3.00 per document or 10 cents per page, whichever sum is greater. Subscriptions are available for $125.00 per quarter or $500.00 per year. A subscription entitles the subscriber to unlimited single downloads of public documents with a pdf icon during the term of the subscription. Do not subscribe unless you are sure you want the subscription. Your money will NOT be refunded.

 

System Availability

Mon to Sat – 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Sunday – noon to 12:00 midnight, Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Kokua availability

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eCourt* Kokua System Recommendations

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X or higher

Supported browsers:

(TLS 1.1 or higher required)

  • Chrome 40 or higher (44 or higher recommended)
  • Firefox 34 or higher (43 or higher recommended)
  • IE9 or higher (IE11 recommended)
  • Safari 9 or higher (OS X)

Supported PDF:

  • Adobe Reader 11 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat 11 or higher

eCourt* Kokua Network Troubleshooting

For corporate users who are experiencing errors when trying to access the site via the new url:

To be able to access the new site and its performance improvements you will have to request that the Company IT department resolve why you are unable to make a connection to: http://jimspss1.courts.state.hi.us:8080/eCourt/

Companies that block all but specific addresses to prevent internet surfing or block all non-standard ports (8080 is considered nonstandard) may experience an error. This is something that must be resolved with that Company’s IT department. The average home user or law office will not experience this error.

For users who are encountering problems with the CAPTCHA feature on the Disclaimer page, please refer to the operating system and brower version recommendations above.

eCourt* Kokua Helpline

For technical assistance call 808-538-5333 or email: ecourtkokuatech@courts.hawaii.gov. For other questions call 808-539-4909 Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays, or email the question to: pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

*Disclaimer

The Hawaii Judiciary is not affiliated with Sustain Technologies, Inc. or with eCourt, which is a registered trademark of Sustain Technologies, Inc.