2018 Civics Contest Information|
An essay and video contest is open to high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands and is sponsored by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Entries will be accepted beginning February 1, 2018. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2018. The US District Court, District of Hawaii will conduct preliminary judging for the contest. The top three finishers in the essay and video competitions at the district court level will go on to compete in the 9th Circuit contest. Local winners in each category will receive prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. Winners of the 9th Circuit contest will receive additional prize money. This contest is open to high school students (public, private, parochial and charter schools) at all grade levels and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status.
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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.
DrugAnalysis Technician (CL 24) Closing Date: 03/30/2018
Magistrate Judge () Closing Date: 05/01/2018