Law Week 2009 is April 27 - May 2, 2009
In celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, the HSBA and other law entities have joined in the American Bar Association in its annual Law Day celebrations. Law Day celebrates the rule of law, and underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share. The theme of this year’s national event is “A Legacy of Liberty – Celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial.”
Law Week Events:  
April 27 - May 2, 2009
The Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association will be sponsoring free legal clinics to the public on May 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at various sites on Oahu, Maui and the Island of Hawaii to assist the public with information on various topics of law.
Legal Line will also be operating Monday-Friday evening from 6- 7 p.m. during Law Week.
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May 1, 2009
Please join the Supreme Court Law Library in celebrating Law Day 2009. The library will provide a half-hour presentation on May 1 entitled, “What Were They Thinking?  Finding Legislative History & Intent,” focusing on the ins and outs of conducting legislative history.  Session will be held at noon at the Supreme Court Law Library in Ali‘iolani Hale. (Brown bag lunch is welcomed.)  Space is limited, so please call the library at 539-4964 to reserve your spot.
May 1, 2009
Kaua'i Court Offers Temporary Restraining Order Seminar on Law Day
A free informational seminar on temporary restraining orders and injunctions against harassment will be held at the Kaua`i Judiciary Complex on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 10 -11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at 3970 Ka`ana Street in Lihu`e.
Judges Calvin Murashige and Trudy Senda will inform attendees about Family Court and District Court temporary restraining orders (TROs). Requests for a TRO against a family member or someone who is or was an intimate partner are handled by the Family Court. The District Court handles TROs against persons who are not related to or are not dating.
The presentation commemorates Law Day, which is celebrated nationwide each year on or around May 1. Law Day is an opportunity to promote greater respect for the law and the courts.
For more information about this free event, call 482-2308
May 4, 2009
Law Week Proclamation and Reflection with Lt. Governor Aiona
A formal presentation ceremony will be hosted by Lt. Governor Aiona to present the State Proclamation for Law Week 2009 to HSBA and the YLD. YLD President Damien Elefante and HSBA President Rai Saint Chu will accept the proclamation on behalf of the HSBA and will recap the events that occurred during Law Week.


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