606-1 Clerks of supreme court, intermediate appellate court, circuit courts, and district courts; appointment and removal
606-2 Temporary assistants
606-3 Seal of court; physical or electronic seal, signature, or attestation on physical or electronic court records
606-4 Custody; disposition of exhibits
606-5 Free copies of certain decrees to veterans
606-8 Powers and duties of clerks
606-12 Duties of official court reporters
606-12.5 Certified shorthand reporter; administration of oaths or affirmations
606-13 Salary and perquisites of official court reporters
606-13.5 Definitions
606-13.6 Private court reporters; contracts
606-13.7 Official court reporters’ notes; ownership
606-14 Bailiffs

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 606

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Certified shorthand reporter: means a shorthand reporter certified by the Hawaii supreme court through the Hawaii board of certified shorthand reporters. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-302
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-16
  • Official court reporter: means a certified shorthand reporter employed by the courts of the State to provide court reporting services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-302
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Private court reporter: means a certified shorthand reporter who offers services on a freelance basis and who is not employed by the courts of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414D-302
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.