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CV17-0050 State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump, et al. Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Posted:03/15/2017)
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Press Information Regarding March 15, 2017 Hearing in CV17-0050 Hawaii v. Trump (Posted:03/09/2017)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Operations Supervisor (Posted:01/03/2017)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer (Posted:01/03/2017)

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2017 Civics Contest Information (Posted:12/16/2016)

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Puana v. Kealoha Civil Complaint (Posted:12/14/2016)

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Planned Power Outage - December 9 through December 11 2016 (Posted:12/01/2016)

There will be mandatory electrical testing at the US Courthouse beginning December 9th at 7pm through December 11th, 7pm.  During testing there will be no power to the courthouse. CM/ECF will not be available for electronic filing, nor will the outside filing box be functioning.  There will also be no access to the Courthouse or Federal Building during the electrical testing. 


Job Vacancy Announcement: Law Clerk to a U.S Magistrate Judge (Posted:11/02/2016)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Travel Coordinator (Posted:10/25/2016)
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Notice Regarding Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure - Effective December 1, 2016 (Posted:10/21/2016)

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The Hawaii Federal Trial Academy (Posted:10/11/2016)
This comprehensive, three-day program to be held at the Federal Courthouse, was created to help newer attorneys develop trial skills and experience in federal court. The program will begin on Wednesday morning with an introduction and presentation by Chief Judge J. Michael Seabright. On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the program will feature a series of lectures, panel discussions and live presentations by the federal judiciary and some of the most experienced and dynamic trial lawyers in the district. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, the participants will be assigned to trial teams, and will prepare for trial with the help and guidance of an experienced practitioner. On Friday, the program will culminate in a half-day mock trial in federal court before a federal judge. Following the mock trial, the participants will be invited to join the judges for lunch. Please click here for more information and to apply.
Public Posting of Announcement for Treatment Services (Posted:10/07/2016)

The U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. Pretrial Services Office in the District of Hawaii are in the process of soliciting services for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes urinalysis & alcohol testing. In accordance with the solicitation process, it is requested that the attached notice be posted until 12/27/2016.


New Civil Pro Bono Counsel Rules (Posted:08/16/2016)

Please click here for Order Adopting Rules for Civil Pro Bono Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.


Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment (Posted:08/12/2016)

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules and forms for a comment period from August 12, 2016 through February 15, 2017: 

Appellate Rules 8, 11, 25, 28.1, 29, 31, 39, 41, and Form 4,
Bankruptcy Rules 3002.1, 5005, 8002, 8006, 8011, 8013, 8015, 8016,
8017, new Rule 8018.1, 8022, 8023, and new Part VIII Appendix; and
Official Forms 309F, 417A, 417C, 425A, 425B, 425C, and 426,Civil 
Rules 5, 23, 62, and 65.1 and Criminal Rules 12.4, 45, and 49.
Read the text of the proposed amendments and supporting materials at: 

http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment 
 


Request for Quote - Parking (Posted:08/01/2016)

This is a request for Open Market Pricing. The U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (Court) is requesting quotations for either a one-year or a month-to-month parking agreement. Please quote the charge per parking space on a monthly basis. Please Click here for the RFQ.


U.S. Probation Office: Request for Quote for Parking Space (Posted:07/19/2016)

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Judge Kevin S.C. Chang reappointed for a 3rd eight year term as U.S. Magistrate Judge (Posted:07/08/2016)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Operations Supervisor (Posted:06/22/2016)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Courtroom Deputy (Posted:06/22/2016)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Chief U.S. Probation Officer (Posted:06/22/2016)

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CYBER ALERT: Malicious Email Campaign Targeting Attorneys which Spoofs Emails from Statewide Legal Organizations (Posted:06/20/2016)
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Public Posting of Announcement for Treatment Services (Posted:05/18/2016)

The U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. Pretrial Services Office in the District of Hawaii are in the process of soliciting services for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes urinalysis, alcohol testing, drug and alcohol treatment services, sex offender services, mental health treatment services, transitional housing, job training, workforce development, tattoo removal, and financial counseling/education. 

In accordance with the solicitation process, it is requested that the attached notice be posted until 9/30/2016. 


Proposed Local Rule Change (Posted:05/10/2016)

Below is a proposed change to District Court Local Rule 99.16.2:

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Click here to view a redline version.

Comments regarding the proposed change should be submitted by June 9, 2016 to the Clerk of Court, Sue Beitia, via email.  The email address is :clerkofcourt@hid.uscourts.gov

Thank you,
Sue Beitia
Clerk of Court

Job Vacancy Announcement: Probation Support Technician (Posted:04/01/2016)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm on April 18,2016.
U.S. Marshals Warn of Nationwide Jury Scam (Posted:03/07/2016)

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service said it does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction. In order to appear more credible, the scammers may even provide information like badge numbers and the names of actual federal judges and courthouse addresses. Victims have been told they can avoid arrest by paying a fine using a reloadable credit card, and were urged to call a number and provide their own credit card number to initiate the process. The Marshals Service urges the public not to divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers, even if they sound legitimate. If believe you are a victim of the jury duty scam, please report the incident to local law enforcement department, or local U.S. Marshals or FBI office.


Job Vacancy Announcement: Law Clerk to a U.S. Magistrate Judge (Posted:01/26/2016)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm on February 22nd, 2016.
Invitation to comment on reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin S.C. Chang (Posted:01/14/2016)
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Request for Quotation for Off-Site Training Meeting (Posted:01/11/2016)
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Proposed changes to Civil Local Rules (Posted:01/05/2016)
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New Pro Se Forms Available (Posted:12/22/2015)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Official Court Reporter (Posted:12/13/2015)

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Preference will be given to those who apply by January 19, 2016.


U.S. Supreme Court Order in Akina, Keli'i, et al. vs Hawaii, et al. dated 12/02/2015 (Posted:12/02/2015)
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U.S. District Court Selects Kenneth Mansfield as new Magistrate Judge. (Posted:12/02/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Scanning Technician (Posted:10/23/2015)
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Applications received by October 25, 2015 will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Network Administrator (Posted:10/09/2015)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm on November 2, 2015.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert J. Faris Reappointed to a 2nd Term (Posted:10/06/2015)
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September 17, 2015 Naturalization Speech by Winnie Pham (Posted:09/23/2015)
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Proposed Amendments to 9th Circuit Rules (Posted:08/21/2015)
Proposed Amendments to 9th Circuit Rules - responses requested by September 17, 2015.

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Presentence Assistant (Posted:08/19/2015)
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Applications received by 5:00 p.m. (Hawaii standard time) on August 23,2015 will be given priority consideration.
Judicial Conference Advisory Committee Announcement (Posted:08/14/2015)
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and invite the public to comment. The public comment period ends February 17, 2016.

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Public Notice and Application for Magistrate Judge, District of Hawaii (Posted:08/12/2015)

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Updated PSR Instructions (Posted:08/10/2015)
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Order Appointing Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel (Posted:07/29/2015)
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Request for Quote - Parking Spaces (Posted:07/22/2015)
The United Stations Probation Office for the District of Hawaii is requesting quotations for a parking agreement referencing the period from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.

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Request for Quote - Parking (Posted:07/20/2015)
This is a request for Open Market Pricing.
The U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (Court) is requesting quotations for either a one-year or a month-to-month parking agreement. Please quote the charge per parking space on a monthly basis.
Please Click here for the RFQ.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Travel Clerk (Posted:07/01/2015)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm on July 13,2015.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II) (Posted:06/05/2015)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm on June 29,2015.
Judge Barry M. Kurren to retire from active service March 2016 (Posted:06/04/2015)
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Proposed Amendments to the Civil Local Rules (Bankruptcy) (Posted:05/29/2015)
Please click here to view the Proposed Amendments to the Civil Local Rules (Bankruptcy). Comments are due by June 30, 2015 and should be directed to the Clerk of Court.

Mailing address: Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Blvd. C-338
Honolulu, HI 96850

Email address: comments@hid.uscourts.gov
2015 Hawaii District Conference (Posted:05/19/2015)
Re-enactment of Massie and Kahahawai Trials. Click Here to view the video.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Financial Assistant (Intern) (Posted:04/23/2015)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 11,2015.
Public Posting of Announcement for Treatment Services (Posted:04/09/2015)
   The U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. Pretrial Services Office in the District of Hawaii are in the process of soliciting services for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes urinalysis, alcohol testing, drug and alcohol treatment services, sex offender services, mental health treatment services, transitional housing, job training, tattoo removal, and financial counseling/education.

   In accordance with the solicitation process, it is requested that this notice be posted until 9/30/2015.
Job Vacancy Announcement: U.S. Probation Officer Assistant (Posted:04/06/2015)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 27,2015.
Job Vacancy Announcement: U.S. Probation Support Technician (Posted:03/30/2015)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 4:00pm April 20, 2015.
Job Vacancy Announcement: U.S. Probation Officer (Presentence Officer) (Posted:03/20/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: U.S. Probation Officer (Maui) (Posted:03/20/2015)
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Senators Schatz and Hirono Establish Federal Judicial Selection Commission to Fill U.S. District Court Vacancy (Posted:03/18/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Per Diem Contract Reporter (Posted:03/11/2015)

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Request for Quotation for Off-Site Training Meeting (Posted:03/09/2015)
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** COURT EQUIPMENT Maintenance ** (Posted:02/17/2015)
There will be maintenance on the court equipment, Friday, February 20, 2015 between 5pm and midnight. CM/ECF availability may be sporadic between 5pm and 7pm.
Phone service interruptions (Posted:02/05/2015)
The District Court, Probation, and Pretrial Services are currently experiencing a phone service interuption. If you are experiencing problems and need to contact the court, please email. This site will be updated as soon as our phone provider has corrected the issue.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Data Quality Analyst (Posted:02/03/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Probation Officer Specialist (Posted:02/02/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Reentry Specialist (Posted:02/02/2015)
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Help Desk Support Specialist (Posted:01/10/2015)
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Chief Judge Susan Mollway to assume senior status November 2015 (Posted:12/23/2014)
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Federal Rules changes effective December 1,2014 (Posted:12/10/2014)
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Holiday Closure (Posted:12/10/2014)
The U.S. District Court will be closed on December 25 and 26.
Electronic filing and the outside filing box will be available.

Job Vacancy Announcement: Financial Assistant (Posted:11/21/2014)
Click here to view position details. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., December 10, 2014.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Probation Support Clerk (Posted:11/13/2014)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2014.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Financial & Procurement Specialist (Posted:11/06/2014)
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Applications received by 5:00pm, November 24,2014, will be given priority consideration.
Order regarding disclosures (Posted:11/03/2014)

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Order regarding retroactive application of sentencing guideline amendments. (Posted:10/21/2014)

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Job Vacancy Announcement: Probation Services Assistant (Posted:10/18/2014)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 10, 2014.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Courtroom Manager (Courtroom Deputy Clerk) (Posted:09/17/2014)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 6,2014.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Human Resources Assistant (Posted:09/05/2014)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 29,2014.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Probation Officer Assistant (Posted:08/26/2014)
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 10,2014.
** Court Closure August 8, 2014 ** (Posted:08/07/2014)
Due to expected extreme weather conditions, the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts will be closed to the public on Friday, August 8, 2014. CM/ECF WILL be available for electronic filing as long we do not experience a power outage.
Courthouse Power Outage - FRIDAY July 11, 2014 (Posted:07/07/2014)
All servers for the US District Court, District of Hawaii will go down at 11pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 and remain offline until midnight, Saturday, July 12th. CM/ECF will not be available during this time.
The power outage is to accommodate generator testing needed for the building renovation project.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Automation Procurement Specialist (Posted:07/02/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 5:00 p.m. July 16, 2014, will be given priority consideration.
CM/ECF Maintenance ** TONIGHT ** (Posted:06/27/2014)
The court’s electronic filing system, CM/ECF, will be down TONIGHT from 7:00pm to 9:00pm due to maintenance related issues. Please plan accordingly and thank you for your patience.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Operations Supervisor (Posted:06/24/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 5:00 p.m. July 9, 2014, will be given priority consideration.
Arrest Warrant Scam (Posted:06/04/2014)

If you have received a warrant by fax or email saying a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government wants to arrest you.  IT IS A SCAM.  The fax or email may indicate that there are charges pending against you for money laundering, bank fraud or missed jury duty and you are to send money.

The warrants may display a bogus logo of an unspecified “United States District Court”, a case number and various charges.  Recipients are instructed to call a number to get a settlement or to wire money to avoid arrest.

A valid arrest warrant would not be served by fax or email.  A warrant would be served, in person, by a U.S. Marshal or other law enforcement officer.

Anyone receiving a fake arrest warrant should contact the FBI at 808 566 4300.  If there is any question regarding authenticity of a federal warrant, please contact the Clerk’s Office, U.S. District Court at 808 541 1890

Anyone demanding or obtaining money or anything of value while impersonating an officer or employee of the United States may be fined and/or imprisoned up to three years.


Job Vacancy Announcement: USPO Presentence Officer (Posted:06/04/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants received by June 23,2014
Job Vacancy Announcement: Court Technology & Facilities Specialist (Posted:05/27/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 5:00 p.m. June 9, 2014, will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Finance Assistant (Posted:05/21/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2014, will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Operations Support Clerk (Posted:05/14/2014)
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Request for quote - 72 mid-back executive conference chairs (Posted:04/24/2014)
This is a request for Open Market Pricing. This is a modification. The original RFQ requested quotes to be received by Thursday, April 17, 2014. This RFQ extends the deadline to Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Job Vacancy Announcement: Paid Internship (Posted:04/11/2014)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by April 21, 2014 will be given priority consideration.
** No tsunami warning posted ** (Posted:04/02/2014)

US District Court opened as scheduled.
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Electronic Device Policy Adopted 03/18/2014 (Posted:03/18/2014)
Policy allows electronic devices into the courthouse. Photography is still prohibited.
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Job Vacancy Announcement:
Help Desk Support Specialist (Posted:02/18/2014)

Click here to view position details. Applications must be received by 5:00pm, February 26, 2014.
Wireless Internet Access (Posted:01/28/2014)
Access to public wireless network is now available to all visitors coming to the U.S. District Court courthouse. The network name is "public-wifi" and can be used by anyone entering the courthouse. Visitors will need to connect to the wireless network "public-wifi" and agree to a pop-up disclaimer to be connected.
Job Vacancy Announcement:
Administrative Support I (Posted:01/23/2014)

Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 4:30pm Hawaii Standard Time on February 10, 2014 will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement:
Pretrial Services Officer Assistant (Posted:01/23/2014)

Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 4:30pm Hawaii Standard Time on February 10, 2014 will be given priority consideration.
Mandatory Electronic Filing (Posted:01/01/2014)
Electronic filing became mandatory for attorneys on January 1, 2014, pursuant to Revised Local Rule 100.
Click here for more information about training, which will allow you to receive a login and password.
Job Vacancy Announcement:
CHIEF DEPUTY U.S. PROBATION OFFICER, TYPE II (Posted:12/13/2013)

Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by January 13, 2014 will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement:
USPO Presentence Officer (Posted:12/06/2013)

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Job Vacancy Announcement:
Presentence Assistant (Posted:11/27/2013)

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Notice of Fee Change (Posted:11/25/2013)
Effective December 1, 2013 the following fees will change

Notice of Appeal will be $500.00
Records Retrieval from Federal Record Center $64.00 for the 1st box, $39.00 for additional boxes
Job Vacancy Announcement:
Programmer/Systems Administrator (Posted:11/22/2013)

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NEW Scam Alert (Posted:11/22/2013)
Federal courts across the country are experiencing a new scam. In this scam a fictitious arrest warrant on a criminal charge is sent to an individual, offering a chance to avoid arrest through the payment of a specific amount.
They are asked to give the “court employee” their credit card information. The U.S. District Court will never ask individuals for credit card information over the phone or through email. Please contact the U.S. Marshal's Service at 808 541 3000 if you receive such an arrest warrant and request for payment.
Courthouse Electrical Outages - December 7, 8, 14 and 15 (Posted:11/18/2013)
The Federal Complex, including the U.S. Courthouse, will experience a planned electrical outage the first two weekends in December.   There will be no access to the courthouse and CM/ECF will be unavailable from 8pm Friday nights, before each outage, to 8pm Sunday nights. The outside filing box will also be unavailable during this outage.
Request for Quote - 130 Nesting Chairs (Posted:10/21/2013)
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U.S. District Court and Potential Government Shutdown (UPDATE) (Posted:10/12/2013)
** UPDATE ** Because of curtailed spending and other cost savings measures, the Judiciary, has enough funding to keep all court units operating at full staff through Thursday, October 17th. Please see attached order regarding procedures after funding runs out issued by Chief Judge Susan Mollway.
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CJA Attorney Rate Reduction (Posted:08/28/2013)
In August of 2013, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference approved a temporary emergency reduction to the hourly rates of Criminal Justice Act (CJA) attorneys. A $15 per hour rate reduction will be effective from September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
Request for Quote - Parking (Posted:08/26/2013)
This is a request for Open Market Pricing.
The U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (Court) is requesting quotations for either a one-year or a month-to-month parking agreement. Please quote the charge per parking space on a monthly basis.
Please Click here for the RFQ
Juror Scam Reported by Courts Around the Country (Posted:08/19/2013)
The public should be aware of a juror scam perpetrated across the country. A person claiming to be a court employee is calling members of the public indicating they have missed jury duty and must immediately pay fines to avoid the issuance of arrests warrants. The caller, sometimes claiming to be working for a federal court, may ask the person to buy a prepaid credit card and to call a specific number and provide the credit card number.

Federal courts never ask jurors for credit card information. Anyone who receives a phone call like the one described above should call the FBI at 808 566 4300 to report the call. For more information, see the link below:
http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/JuryService/JurorScams.aspx
Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy and Civil Rules (Posted:08/15/2013)
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and are seeking public comment. Please see link below for the proposed amendments. Public comment period ends February 15, 2014.

http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx
US Marshal's Interview Rooms - Unavailable (Posted:08/12/2013)
Effective Immediately - the renovation project has moved into the USMS space, because of this the interview rooms are unavailable. An exception has been made for attorney/defendant visits for initial appearances due to a new arrest.  These will continue to be conducted in the US Marshal's space, 1st floor office.  All other normal case-related attorney/defendant visits must be conducted at the Federal Detention Center.  Questions should be directed to the US Marshal's office 808 541-3000.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Administrative Suppport I (Pretrial Services) (Posted:08/02/2013)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 4:30pm Hawaii Standard Time on August 16, 2013 will be given priority consideration.
New Local Rule regarding Mandatory Electronic Filing (Posted:08/01/2013)
Effective January 1, 2014, all attorneys must begin filing documents electronically (with some exclusions, specified by rule). A credit card will be necessary to file documents requiring a fee. Attorneys must register for training to be prepared to efile.

Click HERE to sign up for training.
Click HERE to view the the local rule establishing mandatory efiling.
Honolulutraffic.com v. FTA (Posted:07/29/2013)
The U.S. District Court will be receiving a live video feed of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in Honolulutraffic.com v. FTA.  The hearing is scheduled for Thu., August 15, 2013 at 11am HST and it will be broadcast in Aha Nonoi, 4th floor of the U.S. District Court.  The matter will be published on the court's calendar and open to the public.
Civil Case Number 12-00184 Kostick vs Nago (Posted:07/11/2013)
"Kostick v Nago - Opinion and Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment"
Click here to access the order.
Courthouse Closures (Posted:06/13/2013)
The U.S. District Court observes all federal holidays, additionally the court observes:

    Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, March 26
    King Kamehameha I Day, June 11
    Admissision/Statehood Day, August 16th

The courthouse will be closed on these days.
The Clerk's Office for the US District Court is Moving!
(Posted:06/03/2013)

Construction will begin on the third floor in early July. The third floor clerk's office will be moving July 3rd through July 7th. THE CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON JULY 5th, THE COURTHOUSE WILL REMAIN OPEN. All scheduled court hearings will be held. The clerk's office will open normal business hours on Monday, July 8th.

The clerk's office will be in temporary space in the federal building. Anyone coming to the clerk's office must go through courthouse security, proceed to the second floor of the courthouse, through the door near courtroom 8 into the federal building. The clerk's office will be down the corridor. Directional signs will be posted.
Proposed Change to Local Rule 100 Electronic Filing - 30 Day Comment Period
(Posted:06/03/2013)

The US District Court, District of Hawaii is making electronic filing by all attorneys mandatory effective January 1, 2014. Please review the proposed draft Local Rule which updates the old rule to reflect the change. All comments or questions should be emailed to sue_beitia@hid.uscourts.gov by 5pm, July 5, 2013

LR100 for comment
Relined LR100

Job Vacancy Announcement: Presentence Assistant (Posted:05/24/2013)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by 12 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on June 3, 2013 will be given priority consideration.
ECF Not available - May 25, 2013 7am to 4pm (Posted:05/17/2013)
Because of equipment upgrades and a planned power outage, ECF will not be available on May 25th from 7am to 4pm. The court's outside filing box will be available for filings.
**Urgent Courthouse Status** (Posted:04/25/2013)
The US District Court Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of today, April 25th because of the bomb threat at the circuit court and the evacuation of nearby buildings. We expect to be open for business as usual on Friday, April 26th.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Law Clerk (Term) (Posted:04/24/2013)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by May 1, 2013 will be given priority consideration.
Job Vacancy Announcement: Automation Support Specialist (IT) (Posted:04/16/2013)
Click here to view position details. Position open until filled. Applications received by May 24, 2013 will be given priority consideration.
Message from Clerk of Court - Sue Beitia (Posted:04/04/2013)
Welcome to the court's new, updated website. I hope you find information about the court more accessible and simple to find. We will continue to improve and update this site as necessary.
CM/ECF Announcements and Downtimes (Posted:03/25/2013)
CM/ECF now requires all users to have more secure passwords. Passwords must be at least eight characters long and include both uppercase and lowercase alphabetic characters and at least one digit or special character. Users can click on the lost password link from the CM/ECF attorney login screen to reset their passwords at any time.
Increase in Civil Filing Fee - Effective May 1, 2013 (Posted:03/25/2013)
The Judicial Conference of the United States at its March 12, 2013 meeting approved a $50.00 Administrative Fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a district court. This fee does not apply to applications for a writ of habeas corpus or to persons granted informa pauperis status under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. On May 1, 2013 the filing fee for a civil action will be $400.00.
Temporary Closure of the US District Court, District of Hawaii, Courthouse Entrance (Posted:03/25/2013)
Beginning Monday, Jan 30, 2012 the current Courthouse entrance will be closed, for approximately one year, while the new entry pavilion to the Federal Building and Courthouse is being constructed. In the meantime, a temporary entrance to the Courthouse will be used. This entrance is located on the diamond head side of the barriers facing Halekauwila Street, in front of the Federal Credit Union. The accesible entrance will be in this same area to access the Courthouse. The outside filing box will be relocated to the top of the accessible entrance.