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Finding Court Records in Hawai‘i: Federal and International Court Records

How to find various kinds of court records

United States District Court

U.S. District Court of Hawaiʻi online records are available through PACER or in person through the U.S. District Court Hawaiʻi. All records in the clerk's office are available to the public, except for those sealed by the court. Archival requests are available. Individuals who request files from archives can expect to review those files within 2-3 weeks. There is a retrieval fee of $45.00.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. Searching the database is free but there is a fee to download documents.

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice provides information on Contentious Cases and Advisory Decisions. Publications including Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders and Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents are published and available are able for purchase.

Nexis Uni Database

Google Scholar

Google Scholar includes legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts.The link below requires a UH username and password for access, but another version of Google Scholar is available to the public.

Legal Collection

The Legal Collection includes articles written on court decisions. The following database requires a UH login and password for access.