If the landlord requests it, or the Judge decides it is necessary, you may be ordered to deposit any disputed rent as it becomes due, not including past rent, into a rent trust fund (held by the Court). If you cannot put up the money, then the landlord could automatically win the case and you may be evicted. If this happens, call Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i immediately.
If the Judge plans to set up a trust fund, object on the ground that the landlord did not ask for a trust fund in the original complaint. If the landlord did ask for one in the original Complaint, say it violates “due process” because you can be evicted for not paying into the trust fund without the chance to present a defense.