The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission has a new chairperson: Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. Appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Acoba–who served as the commission’s first chairperson from 2008 to 2010–replaces Intermediate Court of Appeals Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley. “It is my honor and privilege to serve alongside … [Read more...] about Retired Supreme Court Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. to Chair Hawaii Access To Justice Commission
Though the new security checkpoint on the ground floor of the Hoapili Hale courthouse in Wailuku is a public place, situated in the open air, guards there tried to prevent MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo from photographing during a Nov. 2 visit, as the video below shows. The video shows guards displaying stunning ignorance about the right of citizens to take photographs of … [Read more...] about Watch video of courthouse guards harass Mauitime’s publisher as he photographs their new security checkpoint
1. On Sept. 29, Governor David Ige’s office announced that it will go “paperless” and from now on Ige will sign all documents electronically. About how many documents has Ige signed since he took office? A. 570 B. 720 C. 990 D. 1,180 E. 1,240 2. On Sept. 30, Gov. Ige proclaimed that October would receive a special designation to raise awareness to an issue of particular … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s decision to go paperless?
Looks like the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Self-Help Centers have helped their 10,000th person. These are centers, located statewide, that are set up to provide legal consultation to people representing themselves in court. According to the judiciary, these centers are free to litigants and cost the state “virtually” nothing. “This milestone is a testament to the hard work and … [Read more...] about Hawaii State Judiciary Self-Help Centers celebrate big milestone
We’ve received a couple letters to the editor from residents lately in response on our recent coverage of the Wailuku Town parking enforcement and proposed parking meters. The writers asked us what was up with state and county government seeing to their own employees’ parking needs–especially considering that commercial businesses in Wailuku Town are under pretty strict rules … [Read more...] about What’s being done about state and county government employee parking in Wailuku Town?