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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Green Signs First Bills into Law
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 2046 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Life

... SB36 amends state law to allow county prosecutors to initiate felony cases by complaints following preliminary hearings and prohibits multiple attempts to initiate a felony prosecution for an offense, except in certain circumstances ....

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Finds Excuse to Reverse Sex-Trafficking Conviction
By Court House News @ 7:07 PM :: 1900 Views :: Judiciary

"CW testified that she gave all of the money that she made from prostitution activities directly to Ferreira"

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Foreclosure Suit: 'Way too long, way too confusing'
By Court House News @ 3:42 AM :: 2602 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... plaintiffs' Honolulu-based attorney is Frederick Arensmeyer, formerly of the Dubin Law Office ....

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Sunday, February 26, 2023
HB1291: Will Abused Foster Children Ever be Represented?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 PM :: 2453 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... Outside counsel may be a child’s only hope to break out of a system run for the benefit of adults’ need to cover up their own wrongdoing ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Kauai District Judge Applicants Sought
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 1847 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... Applications for consideration should be submitted by April 21, 2023 ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Green Seeks Comment on Maui Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1684 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... Governor Green must make his appointment by Saturday, March 18, 2023 ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Request for Public Comments – Applicants for Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1672 Views :: Judiciary

... Please submit written comments postmarked or faxed no later than March 13, 2023 ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
SB36: Senate Passes Bill Restoring Procedure for Initiating Felony Cases
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1420 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... To address the issues raised in the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court opinion in State v. Obrero, the Hawai‘i State Senate passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 36 on third reading today ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1450 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline of Monday, March 13, 2023 ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
​Fifth Circuit Launches Small Claims Online Dispute Resolution Pilot
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1687 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary, Small Business

... Beginning today, parties to certain small claims cases will be required to use TurboCourt, an online application, to file, negotiate, and attempt to resolve their small claims cases ....

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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1682 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
Sovereignty Lawyer Dexter Kaiama Law License Suspended by Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 2769 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... He is also required to promptly notify all of his clients, and any attorneys for any adverse party in any pending litigation, of his suspension and consequent inability to act as an attorney ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1597 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Second Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1569 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Applicants Sought for District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Per Diem Judges
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1852 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Applications for consideration should be submitted by February 01, 2023 .... 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Ewa Foreclosure Scammer Indicted for Stealing Chief Federal Judge’s Identity
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 1785 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... According to the indictment, Abordo used the forged signature and a federal court seal to create a phony court order, which he then used to prove to the victim that he’d pulled her Ewa Beach, Hawaii, home out of foreclosure ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 1586 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 1670 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Sunday, November 6, 2022
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 1319 Views :: Judiciary

... The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Who Wants to be an ICA Judge? Applicants made public for first time
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 1823 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Until March 16, 2022, the Judicial Selection Commission Rules had prohibited the Judicial Selection Commission from sharing the names of applicants applying for judicial positions ....

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Saturday, October 29, 2022
JSC Announces Opening for Second Supreme Court Justice
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 1490 Views :: Judiciary

... This JSC announcement seeks a replacement for Associate Justice Paula Nakayama who turns 70 next October.  It is separate from the October 14, 2022, JSC notice seeking a replacement for Associate Justice Michael Wilson ....

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Breiner Busted: Reprimand for Kealoha Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 3820 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court imposed a Public Reprimand upon Honolulu attorney Myles S. Breiner for representing clients with concurrent conflicts of interest ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Nominations Open for Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1727 Views :: Judiciary

... Justice Michael D Wilson is turning 70 and therefore constitutionally required to retire ....

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Friday, September 23, 2022
Three Oahu Judges Appointed
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 2658 Views :: Judiciary

... all subject to confirmation hearings before a Senate Special Session ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ige Seeks Comment on First Circuit Court Nomination
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 1614 Views :: Judiciary

... Gov. David Ige has received the names of five nominees to fill a circuit judge vacancy in the First Circuit Court ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 1426 Views :: Judiciary

... nominees for one vacancy in the District Family Court of the First Circuit, and one vacancy in the District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oahu) ....

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Friday, August 5, 2022
Another Public Defender Becomes a Judge
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1900 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... She served as a law clerk for Judge Michael Town ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1603 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui) ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 1392 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1472 Views :: Judiciary

... Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit and one individual to fill a position in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Strong 2022 Legislative Session for Judiciary
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1429 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today applauded the Hawaii State Legislature for its support ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
​All State Court Public Cases Now Available For E-filing
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 1338 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judiciary is pleased to announce that all civil Family Court cases, including divorce matters, were successfully integrated into the Judiciary Information Management System ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 1532 Views :: Judiciary

... for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii), and one vacancy in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, (island of Kauai). ...

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints Two New Oahu Judges
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 1606 Views :: Judiciary

... Shellie K. Park-Hoapili has been appointed to the District Court ... Natasha R. Shaw has been appointed to a newly-established position in the District Family Court ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
House Committees Refuse to Hear SB2422 -- Bill Would Have Ended Foster Care Abuse Coverups
By Andrew Walden @ 7:47 AM :: 5701 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement

... In the House, Speaker Saiki gave SB2422 SD2 a triple referral to kill it off ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 17359 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 10:43 AM :: 1774 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking to fill four attorney and two non-attorney positions on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court ....

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Oahu Family Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2189 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Saturday, February 19, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 1992 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for one position each in the District Court and District Family Court of the First Circuit, island of Oahu ....

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
​Hawaii Bill Would End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 4513 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Police

... The legislation would restrict asset forfeiture to felony cases and would require a criminal conviction before prosecutors could proceed with the process in most cases ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 7743 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Judges, Grand Jury Counsel Needed on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2472 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit is accepting applications .... 

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Sunday, December 19, 2021
Kauai Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Fifth Circuit
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 1649 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is extending the deadline for accepting applications to fill the judicial vacancy ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Kauai Judicial Applicants Sought
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 2051 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Fifth Circuit is accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as per diem judges ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
JSC Announces Seven Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 1771 Views :: Judiciary

... three of the seven are seeking reappointment ....

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Foster Care Insurance Policy Written to Keep CWS Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 3504 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the policy specifically excludes any liability coverage for sexual or physical abuse, leaving the taxpayers on the hook for damages ....

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Sunday, October 24, 2021
CWS Sex Assault Suit: Two sisters sent to same Foster Home Molesters
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 5356 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Judiciary

... The suit alleges a Child Welfare Services social worker knowingly placed a 13-year-old girl, identified only as ‘TG’, into the same Kailua-Kona foster home where her older sister had previously been sexually assaulted ....

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Friday, October 15, 2021
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 1531 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Ige, Recktenwald Announce Judicial Nominees in Three Counties
By News Release @ 7:10 AM :: 3577 Views :: Judiciary

... judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi – Kona), and the District Court of the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....

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Monday, October 4, 2021
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1796 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021 ....

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