Hawaii

Effective Date: March 11, 1996
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciary’s planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Supreme Court:
(oral argument or submission to opinion)            
100% within 12 months   

Intermediate Court of Appeals:
(oral argument or submission to opinion)            
100% within 6 months
  Rules of the Supreme Court of Hawaii - Rule 9

Effective Date: 1982
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciary’s planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Circuit:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 12 months  

District:
Regular:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 180 days  

Small Claims: 
(filing to termination)
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: 1982
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciary’s planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Circuit:
Felony
(filing to termination)            
100% within 180 days  

Misdemeanor
(filing to termination)            
100% within 90 days 

District:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 30 days  
 

Effective Date: 1982; As of 02/03/09
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciarys planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: (filing to termination)
100% w/in 1 year
 

Effective Date: 1982
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciary’s planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Law Violations and Status Offenses:
(filing to disposition)
100% within 180 days
 

Effective Date: 1982
State:
Hawaii
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: Developed as part of the judiciary’s planning effort
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Regular:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 12 months
 

Monitoring Information:

Quarterly listings of pending civil and criminal cases are sent to each of the Cheif Court Administrators.  These reports contain a key metric that indicates the "age" of all pending cases by court division, and can be used for monitoring purposes.

Also, elapsed time to completion performance metrics  for selected case categories are published in the Annual Variance Report, which is available to the public, as well as to Judiciary employees.

Notes: Hawaii finds that the median time from filing to termination to be the most helpful measurement of court timeliness.