Announcements

COVID-19 Updates

The COVID-19 emergency is a rapidly evolving situation, please check this site for updates.
       May 18, 2020 Civil Case Management Guidance  
       May 29, 2020 Temporary General Order Resuming Grand Jury Sessions in the District of Hawaii during COVID-19 Emergency  
       JUNE 01, 2020 TEMPORARY GENERAL ORDER REGARDING DISTRICT OF HAWAII RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY  
       JUNE 29, 2020 ORDER AUTHORIZING THE USE OF TELEPHONIC AND VIDEO HEARINGS PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACT  
       General Guidelines for Jury Trials Commencing as of August 3, 2020  
       Draft Plan for Resumption of Jury Trials - Comments Due by July 2, 2020  
       April 16, 2020 Temporary General Order Regarding District of Hawaii Response to COVID-19 Emergency  
       April 16, 2020 Temporary General Order Suspending Grand Juries in the District of Hawaii in Response to COVID-19 Emergency  
       Instructions to Listen to a Hearing Telephonically  
       Courthouse Access Request Form  
       March 30, 2020 Order Authorizing the Use of Telephonic Hearings Pursuant to the CARES Act  
       April 27 General Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines for Administrative and Civil Judicial Asset Forfeiture Proceedings and Actions  
       April 21, 2020 Temporary General Order Regarding Motions for Compassionate Release During the COVID-19 Pandemic  
 
          Webex on How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected Court Operations
 
          Webinar on What to Expect as the Court re-opens on June 15th, 2020



    

Judge Kobayashi's Face Shield Requirement

For court proceedings before Judge Kobayashi, counsel, parties, interpreters and anyone else who will be speaking during the proceedings are required to obtain and bring their own face shield, and to wear it when speaking in court.  The face shield is required to help make sure that the court reporter and others can hear and understand the person speaking.  To be clear, this requirement does not excuse anyone from the general rule that requires wearing a face mask when entering and being in the courthouse.  Once in Judge Kobayashi’s Courtroom, all counsel, parties, interpreters or anyone else who will be speaking during the proceeding may then replace their face mask with the required face shield.



    

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 2020 and FY 2021, which may include 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, domestic violence, and financial counseling/education. In accordance with the solicitation process, it is requested that the attached notice be posted until 9/30/2020.