There Were Only 17 State Court Jury Trials In Hawaii Last Year
Not per week, per month, or per day. In the entire year. Seventeen.
The “vanishing trial” is resulting in less courtroom experience for Hawaii’s litigators as parties on both sides of legal disputes seek faster and cheaper ways to resolve their differences.
Only 17 civil jury trials were completed in the state’s circuit courts in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, according to the most recent data available from the Hawaii Judiciary.
Source: Hawaii civil jury trials becoming a vanishing breed - Pacific Business News (Honolulu):
And only eight in the federal court system.
Now, does it really sound like Hawaii has a tort crisis going on?