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The Court orders a partial closure of the courthouse as follows: from August 24, 2020 until October 13, 2020, the courthouse will be closed to the public on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The courthouse will remain open on Mondays and Thursdays solely for in person hearings. 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.
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.