Skip to Main Nav Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Content


Hawai`i state courts operate within a totally integrated system. In general, court rules, procedures and forms are consistent throughout all jurisdictions, and a central administrative office assists in supervising operations statewide. The courts are funded by the state Legislature.


There are two separate court systems in Hawai`i:

  • Federal Court System – The Federal Court is responsible for administering justice according to federal laws. For more information, please visit or contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (808) 541-1300.
  • State Court System- Learn how the appellate and trial courts fit within Hawai`i’s judicial system.

About the Courts

Each court serves specific roles in handling cases and ensuring justice. Learn about each court:

The Hawai'i Supreme Court
The Hawai`i Supreme Court is central to the state court system.

Contact Information

Find addresses and phone numbers for all courts.

Legal References

Our Legal References section provides rules, opinions and links to other court references.

Complain about or Acknowledge a Judge