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The structure of the Hawaii judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state Constitution. At the state level there are two appellate courts: the Hawaii Supreme Court and Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, and three trial courts: the Circuit, Family and District courts.

There are two federal courts in Hawaii: the District of Hawaii and the District of Hawaii Bankruptcy Court.

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Hawaii counties

There are 5 counties in Hawaii. The five counties are broken up into four Judicial Districts: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. Each of these districts have Circuit Court, a Family Court, and a District Court.


  To see a list of counties in Hawaii, please see - Hawaii counties


Portal:Judicial elections

Judicial selection in Hawaii is done through the commission-selection, political appointment method. Candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment. For the District Courts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, rather than the Governor, makes the appointment. The state Senate must confirm all appointees before they take office.

There are no judicial elections in Hawaii.


Judicial selection in Hawaii

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