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Finding Court Records in Hawai'i: Home

About this guide

This LibGuide will assist you in finding court records pertaining to historical and current Hawai'i. Some of the court records are available online and others need to be retrieved in paper format. It was prepared by Shanye Valeho-Novikoff and Mishalla Spearing for LIS 618.

Finding Library Materials

Hawaii Voyager Library Catalog

List search strategies and sample searches for finding related material in the library catalog.

Key Resources

Ho'ohiki provides access to State of Hawai'i-Judiciary Circuit and Family Court cases (state-wide). The information displayed is from official records, but does not comprise all information from court records available to the public. Confidential cases, sealed cases and sealed documents also are not available online. The Judiciary updates case information every evening. Generally, data is current to within 48 hours of the date a court document is filed or a court proceeding is heard.



The Hawai'i State Archives provides access to Hawai'i Judiciary Branch records ranging from 1839-1970. These Judiciary court records include: civil, criminal, marriages, divorce, equity, law, probate and wills. Please see the Description of Collections for other related materials housed in the collection.



Instructional Video: Searching for Court Records on the Ho'ohiki Database