comment_stage_6Proposed Rules to Expedite Child Protective Appeals

The Supreme Court of Hawai'i seeks public comment regarding a proposal to adopt Rules to Expedite Child Protective Appeals. The proposed rules amend the Child Protective Proceedings Pilot Project and Temporary Rules Governing the Pilot Project and make them a part of the Hawai'i Rules of Appellate Procedure. The purpose is to expedite child protective appeals and thus expedite the placement of children into permanent and stable homes. The proposed rules and forms are attached hereto.

Comments about the proposed rules should be submitted, in writing, no later than Monday, December 12, 2011, to the Judiciary Communications & Community Relations Office by mail to 417 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, by facsimile to 539-4801, or via the Judiciary’s website at

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