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Media Advisory: Kona Judiciary Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Press Releases

October 21, 2016

Kona Judiciary Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHAT:  Kona Judiciary Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Hawaii State Supreme Court,
Ronald Ibarra, Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit,
Susan Kim, Governor’s Representative from West Hawaii,
Senator Josh Green, Senate District 3,
Representative Joy San Buenaventura, Vice-Chair of Committee on Judiciary,
Representative Nicole Lowen, House District 6,
and Kahu Daniel Akaka will lead the blessing ceremony

WHEN:  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Project site off of Kamakaeha Avenue in Keahuolu, North Kona.
Please view map and event details here.

The Hawaii State Judiciary welcomes the public to join us for a traditional Hawaiian groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of the Kona Judiciary Complex.

The Kona Judiciary Complex will meet the critical needs of the West Hawaii community and provide improved access to the civil, criminal, and family court justice system. Currently, proceedings are held in three different locations in Kona, in buildings not designed to serve as courtrooms.

The 140,000 square foot complex will be a three-story facility with five courtrooms, a law library, self-help center, conference rooms, holding cells, witness rooms, attorney interview rooms, and a grand jury meeting room. The design includes space for future expansion or courtroom additions. Plans also provide 290 parking stalls for public and employee vehicles. Please click here to view the renderings of the new courthouse.

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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