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Effective Dec. 1, all hearings originally scheduled for South Kohala District Court will be held at the Keahuolu Courthouse (Kona) or Hale Kaulike Courthouse (Hilo). For assistance, call 808-322-8700 (Keahuolu) or 808-961-7470 (Hale Kaulike) or email:

Civic Education Resources

For more information on Civic Education please refer to:

  • Center for Civic Education – The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.
  • The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center – Founded in 1989 to help the public understand Hawai’i’s unique legal history and the development of Hawai’i’s judicial system. The Center primarily promotes civics and law-related education activities for students, teachers, and the general public.
  • Hawai`i State Chapter of the American Judicature Society – Established in 1998, the Hawai`i State Chapter of the American Judicature Society has over a hundred members comprised of judges, lawyers, and other citizens of the State of Hawai`i. The Chapter was formed to strengthen support of the objectives and ideals of AJS National, which is an independent organization. The Chapter’s activities are geared to improving Hawai`i justice system through (a) focusing on merit selection, (b) judicial ethics and accountability, and (c) education.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures – NCSL provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation – CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America’s young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.