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Applicants sought for Board of Bar Examiners

The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Supreme Court is accepting applications from attorneys who wish to serve as members of the Board of Bar Examiners. Applicants from all islands are invited to apply. Appointed board members will serve three-year terms beginning November 1, 2018.

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Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald swears in Mahilani E.K. Hiatt as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit.

Mahilani E.K. Hiatt sworn in as District Family Court Judge

The South Kohala District Court was the scene of much celebration as Mahilani E.K. Hiatt was sworn in as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before family, friends, and colleagues on August 31, 2018. She will serve a term of six years through August 2024.

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All state courts will be open Monday (Aug 27)

The Hawaii State Judiciary announced today that all courthouses and facilities will resume normal operations on Monday, Aug. 27. The courts had been closed due to Hurricane Lane. Anyone scheduled to appear at a courthouse on Monday, should appear as scheduled. Hearings or trials postponed due to the closure of the courts will be rescheduled […]

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Jury questionnaires to be mailed out for 2019 juror selections

Every August, the Hawaii State Judiciary mails juror questionnaires to individuals who have a Hawaii state driver’s license or are registered to vote in the State of Hawaii. The names of individuals who will receive a questionnaire are selected at random. Beginning August 6, approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 residents on […]

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Hiatt and DeWeese appointed to Hawaii Island as District Court Judges

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has today appointed Kenneth J. Shimozono to the District Family Court of the First Circuit and Kristine Y. Yoo to the District Court of the First Circuit. He has also appointed Mahilani E.K. Hiatt and Wendy M. DeWeese to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit.

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Court interpreter certification program offered on Oahu

The Judiciary’s Office on Equality and Access to the Courts (“OEAC”), in partnership with the Hawai‘i Office of Language Access, is pleased to announce a special summer workshop for individuals who speak both English and another language(s) and want to be an interpreter in the Hawai‘i State Courts. The summer workshop will be held on […]

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Kona Courthouse Rendering

New Kona Courthouse scheduled to be completed in late Summer 2019

The Hawaii State Judiciary’s appropriations bill, which includes $5.8 million to purchase equipment and furniture for the new Kona courthouse, passed final reading in the Senate and House of Representatives. The bill has been sent to Gov. David Ige for his review and consideration.

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More court documents to be made available online via eCourt Kokua website

The Hawaii State Judiciary is making more court documents available for online viewing. Circuit and family court criminal case documents filed on January 23, 2017 and thereafter will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua. This will supplement the current traffic, district court criminal, and appellate cases presently available on eCourt Kokua. […]

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Senate confirms Judicial appointments, including Fujino

MEDIA RELEASE In unanimous floor votes, members of the Hawaii State Senate on Friday confirmed District Court judge Shirley M. Kawamura to the First Circuit Court and District Family Court judge Melvin H. Fujino to the Third Circuit. The full Senate also confirmed James C. McWhinnie to the District Court of the First Circuit. “Each […]

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Big Island launches veterans treatment court

MEDIA RELEASE On Nov. 10, the Third Circuit Court launched its Veterans Treatment Court with an opening ceremony held in the courtroom of Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra. Ibarra is presiding over the Veterans Treatment Court in Kona and Judge Greg Nakamura is the presiding judge in Hilo. “The Big Island community is committed to helping […]

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Masunaga sworn in as District Judge

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Margaret Masunaga is the island’s newest judge. Masunaga was sworn in Tuesday as Third Circuit District Court judge by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. After the oath of office, she was helped into her robes for the first time by husband Gail and daughters Colette and Jana. […]

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Committee forwards $35M budget for Kona judiciary complex to legislature for vote

Members of a House-Senate conference committee today announced that they have included $35 million in the judiciary’s budget to fund construction of the West Hawaii judiciary complex. The recommended budget will be submitted to the full legislature next week.

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Scam emails pretending to be from Hawaii State Judiciary

The Hawaii State Judiciary continues to receive reports of email scams, in which emails purporting to come from Hawaii State Judiciary offices or staff are being sent to individuals worldwide. The most recent email scam claims to be from a bailiff and instructs the individual to vacate his or her premises and to click on […]

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Public required to return state juror questionnaires

MEDIA RELEASE As it does each year during the first week in August, the Hawaii State Judiciary mails juror questionnaires to persons who have a Hawaii state driver’s license and are registered to vote in the State of Hawaii. This year, beginning Aug. 6, approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 residents on […]

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