In 2015, Resolution 5, which was a reaffirmance of a commitment to meaningful access to justice for all, was promulgated at the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators.  Resolution 5 provided, in pertinent part, as follows:                     BE IT RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices and … [read more]

The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission (“Commission”) hosted the fifth annual Pro Bono Celebration on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Hawaii Supreme Court.  The Celebration was supported by the Hawaii State Bar Association (“HSBA”) and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation. The Program honored ten outstanding individuals including nine attorneys, … [read more]

Over 260 people attended the ninth Hawaii Access to Justice Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Manoa campus.   The conference celebrated the theme “Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Justice.” The Cades Foundation was acknowledged for its generosity in providing … [read more]

2016 Pro Bono Celebration

The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission honored attorneys who volunteered without compensation to nonprofit legal services providers and self-represented litigants at its 2016 Pro Bono Celebration on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  The Commission also presented awards of $500 each to the six award recipients for its high school essay contest … [read more]