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Hawai`i Legal Research: Judiciary

Links to online legal resources for researching Hawaii laws.

See Also

Historical Courts

Kingdom Cases 1847-1893 (Haw. King.)
  • Vol. I - 1847-1856 "Law Reports" (Haw.)

Originally published in the Polynesian. See Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

  • Vols. 2-8 1856-1893 Hawaiian Reports (Haw.)
Provisional Government 1893-1894 (Haw. Prov. Gov.) (Jan. 17, 1893-July 3, 1894)
Republic of Hawai'i 1894-1898 (Haw. Rep.) (July 4, 1894-July 6, 1898)
Territory of Hawai'i  1898-1959 (Haw. Terr.) (July 7, 1898-Aug. 20, 1959)
  • Vols. 13-19 Hawaiian Reports (Haw.)
  • Vols. 20-43 Hawai'i Reports (Haw.)

NOTE:  (Vols. 20-27 available at LLMC-Digital)

See also the Federal Reporter and the Federal Supplement because the Territory of Hawai'i was under the jurisdiction of the U.S. federal government until statehood in 1959.

Statehood 1959- (Haw.) or (Haw. Ct. App.) (Aug.  21, 1959- )
  • Pacific Reports (use this for Bluebook citations) (P.2d or P.3d)

Begins in Vol. 352 Pacific Reports 2d, page 329

  • Vols. 44-  Hawai'i Reports (Haw.)

Hawai`i Cases

Federal Courts

WestlawNext/Lexis Advance/Bloomberg Law

Westlaw (WL)

Database: HI-CS

  • 1 Haw. (1847) through 43 Haw. (statehood, 1959);
  • 1959-  From 351 P.2d through quick opinions
  • ICA from 611 P.2d (inception, 1980) through quick opinions
  • 1980-1994 Hawai'i Appellate Reports (Haw.App.) Vol. 1 - 10
Lexis Advance (LA)

Database: HICTS

  • 1 Haw. (1847) through 43 Haw. (statehood, 1959);
  • 1959-  From 351 P.2d through quick opinions
  • ICA from 611 P.2d (inception, 1980) through quick opinions
  • 1980-1994 Hawai'i Appellate Reports (Haw.App.) Vol. 1 - 10
Bloomberg Law (BL)

Database: Hawaii

  • 4 Haw. through 43 Haw. (statehood, 1959);
  • 1959-  From 351 P.2d through quick opinions
  • ICA from 611 P.2d (inception, 1980) through quick opinions
  • 1980-1994 Hawai'i Appellate Reports (Haw.App.) Vol. 1 - 10