November 5, 2021

What is an entrepreneur?

Someone who provides solutions to people’s problems and shares them with the world.

We are excited to share that Irene Nakamura, Founder of iDepo Reporters and iDepo Hawaii, has been featured in Valiant CEO Magazine.

https://valiantceo.com/irene-nakamura-idepo-reporters/


October 4, 2021

Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021. This order was issued in response to the current status of COVID-19 cases in the community.

“We continue to be concerned about the number of positive cases and hospitalizations being reported in our community,” said the Chief Justice. “We need to take these precautions to reduce the number of people congregating in Judiciary facilities to protect court users and our staff.”

The Judiciary has implemented detailed plans to safeguard the health and safety of jurors, court staff, attorneys, litigants, and all involved since the resumption of jury trials last November. These plans were reviewed by the Hawaii Department of Health and included health screening, temperature checks, reconfigured courtrooms to ensure social distancing, plexiglass barriers, and providing hand sanitizer, masks, and face shields.

The order includes civil, criminal, and family court proceedings, but affects only jury trials. All other court proceedings – many of which are conducted remotely by Zoom – will be held as scheduled.


August 16, 2021

Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until October 4

 

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today ordered that jury trials across the state be postponed through October 4, 2021. This order was issued in response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the community.

“We very much appreciate the commitment of the public to support the administration of justice throughout the pandemic, especially those who have responded to a summons for jury duty and served as a juror,” said the Chief Justice. “However, with the record numbers of positive cases and rapidly increasing hospitalizations being reported in our community, we believe it’s prudent to take additional precautions to reduce the number of people congregating in Judiciary facilities to protect court users and our staff.”

The Judiciary has implemented detailed plans to safeguard the health and safety of jurors, court staff, attorneys, litigants, and all involved since the resumption of jury trials last November. These plans were reviewed by the Hawaii Department of Health and included health screening, temperature checks, reconfigured courtrooms to ensure social distancing, plexiglass barriers, and providing hand sanitizer, masks, and face shields.

The order issued today includes civil, criminal, and family court proceedings, but affects only jury trials. All other court proceedings – many of which are conducted remotely by Zoom – will be held as scheduled.

Link to web story


July 29, 2021

We just learned that Irene Nakamura, president of iDepo Hawaii and iDepo Reporters, was chosen to participate in WE by Rising Tide’s inaugural “Cohort of Women Entrepreneurs Financial Management and Networking Accelerator Program,” sponsored by Central Pacific Bank Foundation. This is a great honor as only 20 business women were chosen to be part of this exciting educational endeavor.

Starting on August 4th, she will be participating in a 10-week instructional program for women entrepreneurs that is designed to take our businesses to the next level. As the founder and owner of iDepo Hawaii LLC and iDepo Reporters on the mainland, Irene is always looking for ways to improve business practices and make for a better client experience. iDepo Reporters is a full-service court reporting and record retrieval company dedicated to providing outstanding legal support services in Hawaii and the on the mainland.

Irene looks forward to meeting, learning, and collaborating with the other amazing women entrepreneurs of Hawaii and learning from their experiences as well.

Click here to view Press Release.


June 22, 2021

Read the following article from We Can Magazine.

Court Reporters Are in Demand. How to Become a Court Reporter?


June 11, 2021

Please find our guest post on What is the Second Oldest Profession? History of Court Reporting.

It may interest you to know that stenography and court reporting were one of the oldest and, to be precise, the second oldest professions in the world. In the past, thousands of people qualifying for a specific educational qualification were involved in this profession. But soon, the operational formalities started to go digital, and we lost touch with the essence of this profession.  Please read article from  Business Partner Magazine below.

https://businesspartnermagazine.com/second-oldest-profession-history-court-reporting/

 

 


It doesn’t take a Jedi to know that iDepo is the way to handle all of your discovery needs. And it’s no mind trick that we offer e-filing, process serving, record retrieval, and the best steno reporters this side of the galaxy. As guardians of the record, come to the light side and see what iDepo can do for you.

iDepo is the way.


iDepo Reporters and iDepo Hawaii Celebrates Black History Month  Click here to view article.


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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Am I Fast Enough?

Your doctor says you can do a “virtual visit” with her from your computer. During these challenging times, it’s a much safer way to see your physician without having to physically sit in her office just to see if you need a prescription or to get lab results.

But maybe you wonder – will you be able to have a reliable videoconference from home? Is your internet fast enough? And even if you’re able to Zoom, WebEx, or videoconference with your friends and family, is your connection reliable and fast enough for your coworkers, doctors, clients, or for depositions and arbitrations? No one likes to be stuck on a frozen screen or have a videoconference drop off during a critical moment.

Here’s a great way to check your internet speed to see if you have the bandwidth to conduct virtual meetings, classes, conferences, depositions, mediations, or arbitrations.

Click on the button below and then the Go button when the page loads to learn what speed you are currently using for your internet.

Test your speed here

For Zoom one-to-one calls, you will need a minimum of 600 Kbps (a mere
0.6 Mbps) in your download speed and 1 Mbps download speed for a group call. For group video calls, you will need at least 2.5 Mbps to present a clear 1080p resolution.

We hope this tip provides you with the tools you need to bring your business and your productivity up to a whole new level.

Stay safe and healthy, and stay tuned for another of iDepo’s Tips & Tricks Tuesday!

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November 11, 2020

 

We are proud to announce that Colonel Kay Wakatake, first Japanese-Korean female colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, has been awarded the prestigious NAPABA Military and Veteran Service Award for which iDepo Hawaii nominated her.

As one of the Army’s top lawyers, Col. Wakatake, currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) for The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command.  In this role, she leads an office of 39 attorneys and paralegals and has supervisory responsibility over more than 300 legal professionals in the delivery of legal services throughout the worldwide U.S. Army Medical Command enterprise.  She has been a role model to many, having overcome racism and sexism in reaching her current position.  She has always maintained her poise and serves as a shining example of the thousands of Asian Pacific Americans proudly serving in the U.S. military.

There is no one else who is more deserving than Col. Kay Wakatake to be awarded this distinguished Military Service award from NAPABA.

Please join us in congratulating and celebrating this extraordinary attorney and amazing woman.

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November 4, 2020

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Operational Changes Coming Soon to South Kohala District Courthouse

KAMUELA, Hawaii – The South Kohala District Court courtroom will be temporarily closing beginning December 1 for all court hearings, however, the courthouse will remain open for other court services. This temporary closure is due to a shortage of courtroom staff.

All current cases will redirected to the Keahuolu Courthouse in Kona and to the Hale Kaulike Courthouse in Hilo. Judge Mahilani Hiatt will be temporarily transferred to Family Court at the Keahuolu Courthouse.

The Third Circuit Court will make every effort to allow for remote hearings where possible.

The South Kohala District Courthouse will remain open to receive documents, process payments, and for other non-court hearing functions.

“We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we work expeditiously to reopen the South Kohala Courthouse,” said Chief Judge Robert D. S. Kim.

Anyone needing assistance may call 808-322-8700 (Keahuolu Courthouse) or 808-961-7470 (Hale Kaulike Courthouse) or email:  skohalafc.3cc@courts.hawaii.gov.


August 28, 2020

 

Our Virtual Services Are Expanding

iDepo Hawaii recently held a six-day remote public hearing/arbitration for the County of Maui which was conducted entirely on Zoom.  The hearing was to hear testimony on opposition to a project proposed by the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui to build on a sacred Hawaiian burial ground.  iDepo Hawaii made this happen by providing the technology with moderators managing the exhibits, assisting stakeholders who were on the call with technical difficulties, and making sure that the entire proceeding went smoothly.

The six-day hearing was the largest meeting iDepo Hawaii has hosted, reported, and moderated since we began helping our law firm clients to go to remote proceedings. This public hearing required a capacity to accommodate 1,000 attendees. Additionally, while the original request was for five days of court reporting, when a decision was made to add a sixth day, iDepo Hawaii was ready to go, providing the moderators, exhibit handling, assisting witnesses to appear via videoconference, and daily expedited transcripts of proceedings reported by stenographic certified court reporters.

In this age of virtual meetings, iDepo Hawaii is available to assist law firms with all types of legal proceedings. We have the expertise and the technical bandwidth to make it seamless to conduct virtual depositions, hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and other necessary meetings.

Please contact us with any questions or needs at: HawaiiCalendar@iDepoHawaii.com.

For Mainland, please email us at info@iDepoReporters.com.

Aloha.


July 16, 2020

We are offering Remote Deposition training.  Click on the link below to learn more.

https://idepohawaii.com/zoom-oral-depo-training/

June 8, 2020

Hawaii Disctrict Courts Reopen

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/2020/06/oahu-district-courts-reopen

May 5, 2020

Hawaii Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument Remotely

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Supreme Court announced today it will use video conferencing to conduct its May 5 oral argument. This is the first time a Hawaii Supreme Court oral argument will be held via video conference, with the five justices and the parties’ attorneys participating from separate locations. The public will be able to view the proceedings live via the Judiciary’s YouTube channel.

“During these unprecedented times, conducting oral arguments remotely helps to protect everyone’s health and safety, and live streaming provides the public with access to observe the proceeding while current courtroom restrictions are in place,” said Chief Justice Mark E Recktenwald.

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/2020/04/hawaii-supreme-court-to-hold-oral-argument-remotely

 

03/27/20

The Hawaii State Judiciary is focused on ensuring the safety of all court users and Judiciary personnel in response to the COVID-19 virus. Judiciary representatives are working collaboratively with the Department of Health and other state agencies to ensure our response is timely and appropriate according to the law.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. The Judiciary remains vigilant and continues planning for needed adjustments.

We encourage everyone to consult only official sources of information on COVID-19, including the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control websites.

Judiciary Updates Regarding COVID-19

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/uncategorized/2020/03/chief-justice-orders-courthouses-closed-to-the-public-except-for-official-court-business


03/27/20

State of Hawaii, Disability Compensation Division is closed. There will be no DCD filings until further notice.

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