Edmunds Verga & Omonaka is a Honolulu law firm representing clients throughout the Hawaiian Islands in commercial and complex litigation, criminal defense, and personal injury actions involving medical malpractice, auto accidents, maritime accidents, and premises and building security liability. We have provided the following informative list of state, court, and legal resources to help you gain insight into your legal issue. To consult with one of our attorneys regarding your legal matter, Contact our firm today.
Selected Hawaii Resources
Hawaii.gov: Official site of the State of Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association: The Mission of the Hawaii State Bar Association is to unite and inspire Hawaii's lawyers to promote justice, serve the public and improve the legal profession.
Honolulu.gov: Official website of the City and County of Honolulu
Selected Court Resources
United States District Court, District of Hawaii: Online resource for the court calendar, court information, orders, judge's requirements, forms, and contacts.
Hawai'i State Judiciary: The official website of the Hawaii State Judiciary provides access to local court contact information, case records, forms, and Appellate Court opinions for the public, litigants, attorneys, jurors, and the media.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: The purpose of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is to provide an impartial forum for the just and prompt resolution of cases through the uniform and coherent application of the Constitution and state laws.
U.S. Supreme Court: The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices as fixed by Congress.
Selected General Legal Resources
Hawaii State Legislature: Online resource for research into Hawaii's Revised Statutes, bill status, legislative information, House and Senate, and other links.
Office of Information Practices: Hawaii laws, rules and opinions
American College of Trial Lawyers: To join the ACTL, a State Committee in the U.S. must identify, or three current Fellows must nominate, an experienced trial lawyer who meets the highest standards of professional excellence, ethics, and collegiality.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America: A national organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.
Selected Personal Injury Resources
Hawaii Department of Transportation: The Department of Transportation is responsible to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain State facilities in all modes of transportation, including air, water, and land.
Department of Transportations' Hawaii Crash Statistics: Hawaii crash statistics are compiled from the Hawaii Department of Transportation Traffic Accident Reporting System (TARS), which includes all traffic reports by county police departments.
Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation's Boating in Hawaii: Links to general information on boating in Hawaii, including boat basics, carbon monoxide hazards on recreation boats, required marking for bottomfishing vessels, off-limits areas in Hawaiian waters, hypothermia in Hawaii, flotation devices, life vests for kids, personal watercraft safety basics, and personal watercraft safety checklist.
Division of Boating and Oceans Recreation: Information on boating accidents and filing boating accident reports.
Hawaii Criminal Law Resources
Hawaii Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division: The central agency providing the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of Hawaii, with the information and resources needed to address crime and crime prevention.
Hawaii Uniform Crime Reports: Annual and semi-annual statistics on crime in Hawaii since 1975.
Hawaii Police Department: The Hawaii Police Department, which serves the island of Hawaii, is committed to preserving the Spirit of Aloha and to working cooperatively with the community to enforce the laws, preserve peace, and provide a safe environment.