The COVID-19 emergency is a rapidly evolving situation, please check this site for updates.

Beginning November 16, 2020, the courthouse will be open Monday through Friday (other than holidays), but solely for in-person court hearings or trials. The Clerk's Office is closed to the public. Click here to see procedures for filing court documents. Anyone seeking Clerk's Office assistance should call (808)-541-1890. 

For archived COVID-19 related orders please see the COVID-19 Orders page.

Response To Covid-19 Pandemic

  Nov 16, 2020 Temporary General Order RE:Response to COVID-19
This Temporary General Order supersedes the Court’s “October 9, 2020 Temporary General Order Regarding District of Hawaii Response to COVID-19 Pandemic”


  Nov 24, 2020 Order Authorizing The Use of Telephonic and Video Hearings Pursuant to the CARES ACT Through Feb 7, 2021


  Nov 18, 2020 Temporary General Order Authorizing Grand Jury Sessions through March 2021
  Aug 11, 2020 Temporary General Order Suspending Grand Jury Sessions in Response to COVID-19
This Temporary General Order supersedes the Court's "May 29, 2020 Temporary General Order Resuming Grand Jury Sessions in the District of Hawaii During the COVID-10 Emergency".

Additional Guidance

  Aug 6, 2020 Plan For Resumption of Jury Trials in the District of Hawaii
This plan has been reviewed by the Hawaii Department of Health to ensure consistency with guidance from the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
  Pro Se Filing Procedures During COVID-19 Response
Pro se litigants may file documents by email ( or by using the drop box located outside the courthouse 24 hours a day 7 days a week. File-stamped copies will be returned by email or United States mail by request. Click here for additional procedures for filing Court documents during COVID-19 emergency. You can also click here to access Pro Se Forms. Anyone seeking filing information is encouraged to call the Clerk’s Office help desk at (808) 541-1890.
  May 18, 2020 Civil Case Management Guidance
  Instructions to Listen to a Hearing Telephonically


12th Annual Hawaii FBA Conference

Please join the Hawaii Federal Bar Association’s 12th Annual Conference on December 4, 2020. The conference will be conducted via ZoomGov and 3 CLE credits will be provided (including 1.5 Ethics credits). In recognition of the difficult year caused by the ongoing pandemic, the FBA Hawaii Chapter is pleased to offer this program on a complimentary basis to all attorneys. Please register here. Questions should be directed to