Small Claims

Primary Sources

    • Laws
      1. Chapter 633 – Small Claims, District Courts, in:
        • Hawaii Revised Statutes
          [KFH30 1993 A22
        • Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated
          Michie’s [KFH30 A4]
          West’s [KFH30 A42]
      2. Chapter 657 – Limitation of Actions (a.k.a. Statutes of limitation), in:
        • Hawaii Revised Statutes
          [KFH30 1993 A22]
        • Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated
          Michie’s [KFH30 A4]
          West’s [KFH30 A42]
    • Rules
    • Selected Forms

District Court Forms (Choose the desired circuit)

Secondary Sources

    • Encyclopedias

American Jurisprudence, 2d
[KF154 A42]
Subject Heading: Small claims

    • Manuals
      1. Jasper, Margaret C.
        Small Claims Courts
        [KF209 L52 J31 no.60]
        Available at SCLL
        A good overview of the small claims court system written in plain English published in 2005. A glossary is included at the end.
      2. Hawaii State Judiciary, District Court. Your Guide to Small Claims Court: Questions and Answers.
        Guides are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Circuit Courts.
        For current court contact information, see the Judiciary website.
      3. Smith, James E.
        Hawaii How to Win and Collect in Small Claims Court: A Step by Step Guide Including Explanation, Law, Forms, Checklists and Procedures Needed to Win and Collect
        [RefRm KFH521 S66]
        Available at SCLL
        Published in 1995, this title contains an overview of the small claims court system specific to Hawaii. Sample forms are included. Some of the information may be outdated so please consult the Small Claims Court Rules.
    • Articles

Farmer, David C.
Small Claims Court for Pro Se Debt Collection
[RefRm] 5 Hawaii Bar Journal 24 (February 2001)
Available at SCLL
Some of the information may be outdated so please consult the Small Claims Court Rules.

    • Finding Aids/Indexes

Hawai‘i CARD Network
Keyword: Small Claims