Friday, February 24, 2012

Maui Community Meeting on Equal Access to Justice

The Hawai‘i Access to Justice Commission, in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Justice Foundation, the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, and the William S. Richardson School of Law, will sponsor a community briefing on Maui on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Maui Waena Intermediate School.

The goals of the community briefing are to:
(1) Educate the public about the importance of equal access to justice in Hawai‘i;
(2) Share the past and ongoing work of the Commission;
(3) Increase awareness of low-income people’s legal rights and knowledge about legal resources the public can access when legal assistance is needed; and
(4) Receive community input regarding the needs for increased access to justice for all.

Members of the commission who will present are the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza, Circuit Court Judge of the Second Circuit, Maui attorney B. Martin Luna, Senator Clayton Hee, and Representative Della Au Belatti.

The briefing will include a brief presentation of the Commission to discuss the work of the Commission and the importance of equal access to justice in Hawai‘i, followed by a question-and- answer session during which community input will be accepted. There will also be a mini-legal fair where the public will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Mediation Services of Maui and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, as well as browse through information and resources provided by other members of the Hawai‘i Consortium of Legal Service Providers.

For more information, call 808-753-7686.

The Hawai‘i Access to Justice Commission, created by the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Rule 21 in 2008, is comprised of judges, attorneys, legal service providers, governmental representatives, and members of the Hawai‘i legal community. The Commission's primary purpose is to substantially increase access to justice in civil legal matters for low and moderate-income residents of Hawai‘i. For more information about the Commission, visit

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