26 attorneys recognized for volunteering legal services

Twenty-six Maui attorneys received certificates of appreciation for volunteering to provide free legal information during the third year of operation for the Self Help Center at Hoapili Hale.

The center, which is on the first floor of the state courthouse building in Wailuku, is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays and is staffed by volunteer attorneys who provide free legal information to residents representing themselves in some Family and District court civil matters.

Residents of Hana, Molokai and Lanai can call 463-1360 during the hours that the center is open.

In recognition of their pro bono service, attorneys who volunteered at the center received certificates signed by state Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Joseph Cardoza.

The certificates went to Benjamin Acob, Caroline Peters Belsom, AmeriCorps member Magdalena Bajon, Kevin Jenkins, Keri Mehling, Sam Schneider, Tracy Jones, Annalisa Bernard, Gary Murai, Douglas Sameshima, Aisha Hill, David Raatz, Lauren Akitake, Tim McNulty, Nicole Forelli, Sonya Toma, Davelynn Tengan, Brianne Wong Leong, Lynn Araki Regan, Loren Tilley, Allison Mileur, Richard Minatoya, Yukari Murakami, Danielle Sears, Mary Blaine Johnson and Valentina Stewart Watson.

Attorneys interested in being trained to volunteer at the center can email the Maui County Bar Association at mcbainfo@gmail.com.


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