Public Posting of Announcement for Treatment and Second Chance Act Services|
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 2018 and FY 2019, 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, cognitive behavioral therapy, and financial counseling/education.
In accordance with the solicitation process, it is requested that the attached notice be posted until 9/30/2018.
2018 District of Hawaii Civics Contest Winners
The local winners of the 9th Circuit Civics Essay Contest were honored June 21, 2018 with a court sponsored ceremony, with Judge Susan Oki Mollway presiding. The 1st place winner is Ye Seol "Michelle" Woo (Punahou), 2nd place winner is Hypatia Pine (St. Andrew’s Priory) and third place winner is Alexia Saad (St. Andrew’s Priory). Click here to read the winning essays.
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New Civil Pro Bono Counsel Rules
Please click here for Order Adopting Rules for Civil Pro Bono Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Juror Scam Reported by Courts Around the Country
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:
Arrest Warrant Scam
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.
CYBER ALERT: Malicious Email Campaign Targeting Attorneys which Spoofs Emails from Statewide Legal Organizations
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U.S. Marshals Warn of Nationwide Jury Scam
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.