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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.


About the Center

Hawai`i’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR):

  • Designs and assists with implementation of dispute resolution systems for the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government (state and county).
  • Mediates and facilitates a limited number of disputes dealing with public policy or complex litigation referred by judges, legislators, agency heads, or elected or appointed government officials.
  • Manages the Judiciary’s Purchase of Services contract with the community mediation centers for mediation and dispute resolution services.
  • Promotes ADR through research, training, education programs, forums, publication of newsletters, consumer guides, and other informational materials.

CADR was founded by Chief Justice Herman Lum in 1985 with support and assistance from the National Institute for Dispute Resolution in Washington, D.C. It became a permanent office within the state Judiciary in 1989.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Our brochure provides an overview of CADR’s role in furthering alternative dispute resolution processes in Hawai`i. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free.


Why does the Court Offer ADR?

A message from the Chief Justice.