University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

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Aloha and welcome back to my blog, This blog entry will be talking less about my projects here at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and more on a greater problem the legal profession is experiencing. Legal disparities that are based on race and ethnicity. Out of that disparity was born “Race-Based Advocacy”, an activity that actively challenges both current and historical barriers that impede equal access to opportunity and advancement by minorities. Camille Holmes and…
Aloha kakou, There is a ‘ōlelo no‘eau (Hawaiian proverb) that reads “‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai. Kōkua aku, kōkua mai. Pēlā ka nohona ‘ohana.” This translates into “Watch, observe. Help others and accept help. That is the family way.” In a way the ancient Hawaiians had implemented a very modern project management system commonly known as “agile” into their everyday lives. (In these stressful times, feel free to play the relaxing sounds of waves while you…
Aloha, Happy Kamehameha Day weekend! For those of you thinking, “what is that?” Kamehameha Day honors Kamehameha the Great, who unified the Hawaiian islands. Welcome back to my blog on my journey at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (http://www.legalaidhawaii.org/). As the A2J Tech Fellow, many people have come up to me with their comments on how technology could drastically improve their efficiency. I agree. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii has already committed countless…
Aloha Kakahiaka and Good Morning, Here at Legal Aid Society (http://www.legalaidhawaii.org/), our mission is “to address critical legal needs through high quality legal advocacy, outreach, and education in the pursuit of justice and fairness.“ We help our clients in areas of law that include public assistance, wage theft, consumer protections & foreclosures, fair housing, family law, immigration, landlord/tenant rental housing and much more. We spent the last week taking a crash course on each of these areas to educate…
Aloha awakea, That means “good afternoon.” With my last final behind me, I am looking forward to enjoying my summer fellowship with Access To Justice at my home base at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. Surfer in the morning, attorney in the evening, and student at night. On top of being a student, I am a graduate teaching assistant at the school I attend (William S. Richardson School of Law) and just wrapped up a…