Free electronic reminders now available for state court hearings

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 HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii State Judiciary is offering an enhanced service to those with upcoming court hearing dates. The service, called eReminder, provides text and email notifications of upcoming court hearings and event dates.

You do not need to be involved in the case you’re interested in following. State Judiciary officials say the service will be available to the general public regardless of case involvement.

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The eReminder aims to offer reminders to people of their court appearances and to make it easier for the public to follow cases of interest to them.

Three reminders are sent per hearing or event. The first is sent seven days prior, the second is sent the day before and the third is sent the day of the event.

Service users will not be notified if a hearing is canceled, but will receive reminders for any new event dates scheduled, says the Hawaii State Judiciary.

“Previously, the eReminder service was for defendants with certain criminal and traffic cases to remind them of their court dates,” said Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. “Registration was paper-based and while it was beneficial, our goal was to automate the process, expand the types of cases and make it available to the general public. We are happy to announce that registration is now online and there are 25 case types, spanning a wide variety of District, Circuit and Family court civil and criminal cases.” 

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Correction: A previous version of the story included inaccurate information about hearing cancelations. Service users will not be notified if a hearing is canceled, but will receive reminders for any new event dates scheduled. The story has been corrected.

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