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3rd Circuit Court Launches Small Claims Online Dispute Resolution Pilot
People on the Big Island filing certain small claims cases will soon have the convenience of doing so online.
Legislature Passes Measure to Support Pilot Program for Women’s Court
The Hawaiʻi State Judiciary applauded the Hawaii State Legislature for its support of a three-year pilot program to create a Women’s Court.
Charges Dismissed Against Kona Man Initially Accused of Burglary
Charges against a Kailua-Kona man in connection to home burglaries that occurred in October 2019 have been dismissed.
Hawai‘i State Judiciary to Lift Pandemic Protocols
The Hawai‘i State Judiciary plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on March 26.
COVID Vaccine, Testing Requirements Implemented for Judiciary Employees
Starting Monday, Sept. 27, Hawaiʻi State Judiciary employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until October
All other court proceedings, many of which are conducted remotely by Zoom, will be held as scheduled.
Hilo Courthouse Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
An employee at the Hale Kaulike Courthouse in Hilo has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawai‘i State Judiciary announced today.
S. Kohala District Courtroom to Temporarily Close Due to Staff Shortage
The South Kohala District Court courtroom will be temporarily closing beginning Dec. 1 for all court hearings due to a shortage of courtroom staff.
A Kona Courthouse Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
A Keahuolu Courthouse employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawaii State Judiciary announced today.
Youth Admitted to Juvenile Detention on O‘ahu Tests Positive for COVID-19
An asymptomatic juvenile recently admitted to the Hale Ho‘omalu Juvenile Detention Facility has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawai‘i State Judiciary confirmed Sunday.
Third Hawai‘i State Judiciary Employee Diagnosed with COVID-19
A second O‘ahu Family Court employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawai‘i State Judiciary announced today.
Judiciary Reports Second Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19
An O‘ahu Family Court employee tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawai‘i State Judiciary announced Tuesday.
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Another Month as COVID-19 Cases Surge
The Office of the Public Defender plans to file motions to dismiss cases as the continued postponement of jury trials is in violation of their clients’ speedy trial rights.
South Kohala District Court to Reopen Aug. 18
The South Kohala District Court, which has been closed since Aug. 4 due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, will reopen on Aug. 18.
Juror Questionnaires to be Mailed Out Statewide
The annual Hawai‘i State Judiciary juror questionnaires will soon be mailed to individuals who have a Hawai‘i state driver’s license or are registered to vote in Hawai‘i.
Applicants Sought for Judiciary’s Disciplinary Board
The Hawai‘i Supreme Court is seeking both attorney and non-attorney applicants to fill six positions on the Disciplinary Board. Applicants from all islands are invited to apply.
Kubota Sworn in as Third Circuit Court Judge
For the first time in state history, a judicial swearing-in ceremony was conducted by videoconference and broadcast live on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel.
Hawai‘i Judiciary Frees 37% of Prison Population in Two Months
As of May 1, there had been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 inside any prison in Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i Court Dates Pushed Back Months Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on Friday ordered that trials in civil, criminal and family courts be postponed to a date after May 29, 2020, or the termination of Gov. David Ige’s state of emergency, whichever is sooner.
Senate Confirms Third Circuit Court Judge for Hawai‘i County
The Hawai‘i State Senate announced the confirmation effective Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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