The public programs of the Center focus on the historical, social, and legal traditions of Hawaii. Presentations made through lectures, panel discussions, film, and theatrical performances deal with topics and themes of the past that have relevance to current events and the future direction of the state and nation. Thought provoking and educational, our programs are free to the public.
Lawyers as Changemakers
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the 1913 Courtroom of Aliiolani Hale
An international trend, happening locally! Therapeutic jurisprudence, collaborative practice, restorative justice, conscious contracts, purpose-focused estate planning, earth law, sharing law: are some of the integrative law models that are part of an international trend in law. Globe-trotter, American Bar Association Legal Rebel, and best-selling author of two books, J. Kim Wright (jkimwright.com) will lead an interactive conversation about this international movement and how it is showing up in Hawaiʻi. Kim will be joined by Lorenn Walker, a contributor to ABA best-seller, Lawyers as Changemakers, our hostess for this event, and several other Hawai’i lawyers involved with integrative law models. Come to learn, be inspired, and participate in a conversation with others who are expanding what is possible in the legal profession. Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i friends of Restorative Justice, Judiciary History Center, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and CUTTING EDGE LAW Bring your Brown Bag Lunch! Coffee provided! RSVP! Questions? Call (808) 539-4999
State Supreme Courts of the United States: A Historical and Comparative Perspective
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Aliiolani Hale
Dr. Douglas Askman, Associate Professor of History at Hawaii Pacific University, has visited the supreme courts of all fifty states. His talk will include a pictorial overview of the incredible variety of buildings and courtrooms utilized by our nation's highest state courts. In addition to their unique and historical distinctions, the courthouses reveal differences in Judicial philosophy and operations across our country. Despite their similar missions, supreme courts – and the administration of justice, in general – differ from state to state.