Chief Justice Issues Order Limiting In-Court Proceedings
Hawaiʻi Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today issued an order that beginning Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through April 30, with the exception of emergency and time-sensitive matters, in-person appearances for civil, family, and to the extent possible, criminal matters will be limited.
“These significant limitations on our operations are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Chief Justice Recktenwald said in a press release.
“Our foremost concern is to protect all individuals who come in contact with the court for any reason.”
The Order significantly reduces the need for in-court appearances and postpones most court proceedings, including all trials.
“Additionally, we have now added a COVID-19 Information Page on the Judiciary’s website,” said Chief Justice Recktenwald. “We also strongly encourage everyone to get general COVID-19 information from other reliable sources, such as the Department of Health and CDC.”