Law Week 2012

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LAW WEEK

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is seeking volunteers for Law Week-related events. Law Week is a designed to celebrate the legal profession by educating the public through free legal information. We need volunteers for two events:
 
(1)  KHON2’s Actionline the week of April 30 - May 4, 2012

(2)  Free Legal Information Clinics around the island on Saturday, May 5, 2012


For the Public:

Action Line– April 30 - May 4, 2012
In partnership with the KHON FOX2 TV Station, the Young Lawyers Division will be assisting the Action Line service by answering questions on a number of legal issues during the week of April 30th from the hours of 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

HSBA volunteers will take calls from the public and provide guidance designed to assist the callers in resolving their complaints and provide basic legal information. Reach our volunteers at Action Line at (808) 591-0222 on April 30-May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by email at actionline@khon2.com.

The following is a list of topics that will be covered during the week.

Action Line – Law Week Topics:

Monday, April 30 - Consumer Protection/Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
Tuesday, May 1 - Family Law/Children Issues and Divorce
Wednesday, May 2 - Estate Planning/Elder Law
Thursday, May 3 - Employment Law/Wrongful Termination
Friday, May 4 - Property Law/Landlord-Tenant

Judiciary History Center to Celebrate Law Day Exploring Supreme Courts around the World– May 1, 2012
The Hawaii State Judiciary will celebrate Law Day exploring Supreme Courts around the world with Dr. Douglas Askman, an associate professor of History at Hawai‘i Pacific University. Dr. Askman has researched and visited various national and provincial Supreme Courts worldwide. His presentation will examine the organizational, historical and architectural features of various courts and the buildings that house them. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m., on the ground-floor of Ali`iolani Hale, at 417 S. King Street.

During his presentation, he will also discuss issues related to judicial access and freedom. Dr. Askman has a doctorate degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The program is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending should call 539-4999 as reservations are required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.



Face-to-face Legal Clinics– May 5, 2012
On May 5, 2012 volunteers with a legal background will be across the state at shopping centers and community places ready to provide YOU with public legal information. Please see our location listing below to see the clinic nearest you.



Legal Community:

Judiciary History Center to Celebrate Law Day Exploring Supreme Courts around the World– May 1, 2012
The Hawaii State Judiciary will celebrate Law Day exploring Supreme Courts around the world with Dr. Douglas Askman, an associate professor of History at Hawai‘i Pacific University. Dr. Askman has researched and visited various national and provincial Supreme Courts worldwide. His presentation will examine the organizational, historical and architectural features of various courts and the buildings that house them. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m., on the ground-floor of Ali`iolani Hale, at 417 S. King Street.

During his presentation, he will also discuss issues related to judicial access and freedom. Dr. Askman has a doctorate degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The program is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending should call 539-4999 as reservations are required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Law Day Golf Tournament– May 4, 2012


The Law Day Golf Committee will be hosting its annual Law Day Golf Tournament this year at the Mamala Golf Course on Hickam Air Force Base. Deadline to enter in the tournament is April 15, 2012. See the information packet for more details.


Legal Clinics – May 5, 2012

We need the following types of volunteers for the May 5th, Legal Clinics:
 
• Clinic Captains: an attorney to pick-up the necessary materials from the HSBA office, arrive at the clinic site before opening and manage the clinic site. At the end of the afternoon shift collect materials and information, and return them to the HSBA office. Clinics open at 10:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.

• Lawyers: to meet with the public and provide information to them regarding their legal questions.

• Paralegals: to handle intake and take down information from the public as they come in.

The clinic locations are as follows:
 
Oahu Legal Clinic Locations:

• Don Quijote – Kaheka
• Don Quijote – Pearl City
• Don Quijote – Waipahu
• Haleiwa Historical Gym (Haleiwa)
• Sack N Save (Nanakuli)
• Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Waianae)
• Windward Mall Shopping Center (Windward)
• Filipino Festival (Kapiolani Park)
• Kapolei Marketplace (Kapolei)

Neighbor Island Locations:

• Maui Mall (Maui)
• Puainako Town Ctr. (Hilo)

Available Shift Times: 
10AM – 12PM (morning); 12PM – 2PM (afternoon)



Have questions or would like to get involved?

If you are interested in signing up as a volunteer for any of Actionline or Legal Clinics please contact Ryan K. Hew at <ryankhew@hawaiiesquire.com> or Rozelle Agag at <rozelle.agag@gmail.com> . In your e-mail indicate what volunteer role you want, location, shift time, and contact e-mail address and phone number.

Further instructions will be sent out to volunteers as the dates for your volunteering approaches.  We highly urge your participation, as this event has provided a lot of positivity from the legal community and the public at large. 

 

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