Hawaii Access to Justice Pro Bono Celebration

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Hawaii
  • By: Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Foundation
  • Hawaii Supreme Court
  • Awards and Recognition

For the fourth year in a row, the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students to encourage and recognize student volunteerism.

The essay contest is part of the 2016 Pro Bono Celebration honoring outstanding volunteer attorneys and law firms or offices, which have been selected by various legal services providers. In addition, the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission will acknowledge the dedicated attorney volunteers who provide short-term legal assistance to self-represented litigants at the Access to Justice Rooms (self-help centers) at the Honolulu District Court and at the Kapolei Family Courts.

The 2016 Pro Bono Celebration will be held at the Hawaii Supreme Court Courtroom in Honolulu on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The Pro Bono Celebration is sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission with the support of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation.

The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission was created in May 2008. The Commissions primary purpose is to substantially increase access to justice in civil legal matters for low- and moderate-income residents of Hawaii. Information about the Commission may be obtained at http://www.hawaiijustice.org/hawaii-access-to-justice-commission.

The Hawaii State Bar Association is the unified bar association for all persons admitted to the practice of law in Hawaii, and serves to unite and inspire Hawaii lawyers to promote justice, serve the public, and improve the legal profession.
The Hawaii State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit organization organized to promote justice through programs such as access to justice for persons in need of legal services, civics education, and other public service programs and projects, including programs and projects of the Hawaii State Bar Association.