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2019 Jurist of the Year and Judiciary Employees Honored

MEDIA RELEASE   HONOLULU – First Circuit Court Judge Gary W.B. Chang was presented with the 2019 Jurist of the Year Award by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, at the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Statewide Incentive Awards Ceremony on September 30. “Judge Chang is an outstanding trial judge, mentor and leader, who is a tireless proponent […]

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Law Day 2019

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society Judiciary Celebrates Law Day 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Throughout May, the Hawaii State Judiciary is sponsoring special events and presentations in observance of Law Day, celebrated annually on May 1 to recognize our nation’s dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under law. It also highlights the legal process and the role of our courts in protecting the freedoms of […]

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Judiciary commemorates National Judicial Outreach Week

In observance of National Judicial Outreach Week 2019 (March 1 – 10), the Hawaii State Judiciary has produced videos with judges answering some of the questions most frequently asked by the public. The videos are part of the Judiciary’s ongoing efforts to increase public understanding of the courts and our system of justice.

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Judiciary hiring court interpreters on Hawaii Island

The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language, as well as certified sign language interpreters to become court interpreters. Sign up today for the March 14-15 workshop at Hale Kaulike (Hilo courthouse) . This is a mandatory requirement to become a Judiciary court interpreter.

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Applicants wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the State of Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. The terms will run from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2023. Members of the Commission serve on a voluntary basis for a four-year term and may be reappointed for a second four-year term. Reasonable expenses […]

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Hilo attorneys honored for providing over 1,000 free legal consultations in 2018

Forty-one attorneys were recognized during the Hilo Self-Help Center Recognition Awards on January 28 for providing more than 1,000 free legal consultations to people who sought assistance in 2018. The recognition ceremony was part of the Hawaii County Bar Association’s annual meeting.

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Judiciary offering court interpreter workshops

The Judiciary through its Office on Equality and Access to the Courts (OEAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 court interpreter workshops offered by the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Court Interpreter Certification Program (“Certification Program”). This opportunity for individuals who are proficient with English and a second language is the first step required to becoming qualified […]

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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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