District Of Hawaii to Develop Modified Filing Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents|
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has provided notice of a national breach of the CM/ECF system and has called upon courts to implement new security procedures to protect Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs). The District of Hawaii is working to update protocols for HSDs, and is awaiting further guidance and direction from the Administrative Office of the Courts on this matter. The court will announce new procedures as quickly as possible for the limited types of documents that meet the definition of HSDs.
Fee Schedule Change
At its September 2020 session, the Judicial Conference approved changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1914). These changes are effective as of December 1, 2020. The full Schedule of Fees is available here.
2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest
The 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest will be accepting entries beginning February 1, 2021. The deadline for entries is March 17, 2021. The 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest will award a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. The top three winners in both the essay and video competition at the circuit level will receive $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place. In addition, the first‐place winners along with a parent or guardian will be invited to the 2021 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Big Sky, Montana, if current COVID‐19 pandemic is under control. The District of Hawaii is participating by holding its own local contest to select its winners, who will advance to compete as finalists in the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The top winners in both the essay and video competition at the District of Hawaii level will receive $1,000 for 1st place, and other finalists may also receive additional cash awards. Rules and additional information are available online at https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/.
Nov 16, 2020 Temporary General Order RE:Response to COVID-19
Nov 24, 2020 Order Authorizing The Use of Telephonic and Video Hearings Pursuant to the CARES ACT Through Feb 7, 2021