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Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy on the board of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection (LFCP). The term for one of the non-attorney positions on the five-member board is expiring. Board members oversee and administer the LFCP, the purpose of which is to reimburse -- to the extent provided by the Rules of the Hawaii Supreme Court -- losses caused by dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed to practice in Hawaii.

Applications sought for Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection board

Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy on the board of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection (LFCP). The term for one of the non-attorney positions on the five-member board is expiring. Board members oversee and administer the LFCP, the purpose of which is to reimburse — to the extent provided by the Rules […]

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The Third Circuit has launched a program in Hilo called Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, or HOPE Probation. Approximately 25 felony offenders at high risk of violating the terms of their probation will be placed in the program during the initial start-up period.

HOPE Probation hearing starts-up in Hilo Wednesday (March 9)

The Third Circuit has launched a program in Hilo called Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, or HOPE Probation. Approximately 25 felony offenders at high risk of violating the terms of their probation will be placed in the program during the initial start-up period.

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The Hawaii State Judiciary would like persons fluent in English and another language to apply for its 2011 Court Interpreter Certification Program. The registration fee is $95, and the program is held annually on two consecutive days on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and in Hilo and Kona on the Big Island.

Hawaii State Judiciary is hiring court interpreters

The Hawaii State Judiciary would like persons fluent in English and another language to apply for its 2011 Court Interpreter Certification Program. The registration fee is $95, and the program is held annually on two consecutive days on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and in Hilo and Kona on the Big Island.

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Furloughs, budget cuts impacting state court system

Furloughs, budget cuts impacting state court system

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Judiciary has released a report, “Justice in Jeopardy,” which details the impacts that furloughs and budget cuts have had on court users and the general public. “These reductions have had substantial negative effects throughout the judicial system, by reducing, delaying and in some cases eliminating important services. Notably, Hawaii’s families […]

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Selections study, environmental impact statement expected by end of 2011

Many sites under consideration for Kona judiciary complex

Selections study, environmental impact statement expected by end of 2011

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Maile named administrative director of the courts

Maile named administrative director of the courts

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is pleased to announce the selection of Rodney A. Maile as the new Administrative Director of the Courts effective Dec. 1, 2010. “Maile is well qualified to assume this very important position, having served in various administrative capacities, most recently as the Deputy Director for the Department of […]

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Isle Judiciary employees among those honored

Isle Judiciary employees among those honored

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald will present First Circuit Judge Steven Alm with the Hawaii State Judiciary’s “Jurist of the Year” award and help present Incentive Awards and Years of Service Awards to Judiciary employees during a Tuesday, Oct. 19 ceremony in the Supreme Court courtroom. Of all of Judge Alm’s achievements since becoming […]

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Amended child support guidelines now in effect

Amended child support guidelines now in effect

MEDIA RELEASE New child support guidelines took effect Aug. 29, superseding all prior guidelines and amendments. The amended child support guidelines and interactive worksheets are posted on the Judiciary’s website. Among other changes, the new guidelines reflect the 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii and increases the minimum child support from $50 to $70. Also, […]

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Hawaii Chief Justice receives national judicial award

Hawaii Chief Justice receives national judicial award

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon has been named the recipient of the Harry L. Carrico Award for Judicial Innovation by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The award honors a state chief justice who has inspired, sponsored, promoted, or led an innovation or accomplishment of national significance in the field of […]

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No sheriffs; Court calendars to change in October

No sheriffs; Court calendars to change in October

MEDIA RELEASE In light of the shortage of sheriffs on the Big Island and the Sheriffs Office’s new requirement that unless two officers are available to staff a courthouse none will be provided, proceedings normally heard at the District Courts of North Kohala and Hamakua will be heard at the South Kohala District Court. In […]

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Juror questionnaires must be completed, returned

Juror questionnaires must be completed, returned

MEDIA RELEASE On Aug. 6, the Hawaii State Judiciary will begin mailing 225,000 juror questionnaires to 85,000 residents on Oahu, 50,000 on Maui, 65,000 on Hawaii and 25,000 on Kauai. Those who receive questionnaires must complete and return the questionnaire to the Jury Pool Office. Anyone who fails to respond may be penalized. Those who […]

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On August 6, the Hawai`i State Judiciary will begin mailing 225,000 juror questionnaires to 85,000 residents on O`ahu, 50,000 on Maui, 65,000 on Hawai`i and 25,000 on Kaua`i.  Those who receive questionnaires must complete and return the questionnaire to the Jury Pool Office.  Anyone who fails to respond may be penalized.

Hawaii State Judiciary sending out juror questionnaires

On August 6, the Hawai`i State Judiciary will begin mailing 225,000 juror questionnaires to 85,000 residents on O`ahu, 50,000 on Maui, 65,000 on Hawai`i and 25,000 on Kaua`i. Those who receive questionnaires must complete and return the questionnaire to the Jury Pool Office. Anyone who fails to respond may be penalized.

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Traffic abstract fee increasing to $20 (July 1)

Traffic abstract fee increasing to $20 (July 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The fee for a traffic abstract will increase from $7 to $20 on July 1, 2010. The Hawaii State Judiciary has been charging $7 for a certified traffic abstract since 1996, $5 of which was deposited into the state general fund and $2 into the Judiciary Computer Special Fund. In accordance with a […]

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Ethics Commission application deadline extended to March 12

Ethics Commission application deadline extended to March 12

MEDIA RELEASE The deadline to apply for a position on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission has been extended from Feb. 12 to March 12. The Judicial Council is seeking to fill two vacancies that will occur June 30, 2010. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of the State of Hawaii, and may not hold […]

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