Please be advised that the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii will be CLOSED on Wednesday April 7, 2021 through Friday April 16, 2021 for maintenance and repairs, caused by a small electrical fire at the PJKK Federal Building and U.S Courthouse entry pavilion.

For attorneys, filings will be processed in civil and criminal cases via the CM/ECF electronic system, by mail, or through use of the Court’s drop box located outside the courthouse. Further, sealed matters may be filed by email to the Clerk’s Office at clerks_orders@hid.uscourts.gov.  For pro se litigants, in addition to filing by mail, or using the Court’s drop box, filings may made by email to the Clerk’s Office at hid_clerks@hid.uscourts.gov. File-stamped copies will be returned by United States mail or email.

PLEASE NOTE: The drop box location has been relocated to the front doors of the employee entrance on the corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila Street. Please call 541-1890 for assistance.


2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest


The 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition for high school students sponsored by federal courts of the western United States, HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND THE PRIZES HAVE INCREASED!!. The new deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 15, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest. The 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest will award a total of $11,400 in cash prizes. In past contests, in addition to cash prizes, student winners were invited to the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference held in July. However, since the conference is cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have increased cash awards and will award a commemorative prize to winners to show our deep appreciation for the effort students are putting in. We hope to resume inviting winners to the conference in 2022. 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/.