Revised Notice: Hawaii Women Lawyers Luncheon: Legislative Update

  • May 23, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Offices of Hawaii State Bar Association, 1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000

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Sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers and the Hawaii State Bar Association

Please join us on Monday, May 23 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. for a legislative update.

On the heels of our 2016 legislative session, members of our Legislative Women Caucus will discuss some of the most-debated issues, new measures, and what will likely capture attention in the next session. Find out what's passed, what failed, and what these new laws mean to our community. Be current on new measures for education, women's issues, courts and legal systems, and neighbor island issues.

Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland has represented District 13 (including Liliha to Downtown) since 1996. She was a member of the House of Representatives from 1990 to 1996. She chairs the Senate Committee on Human Services (public assistance, Medicaid/QUEST, public housing, homelessness, and other services) and sits on the Committees for Education, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Energy. She received her BA in Communications and Psychology from the University of Hawaii.

Senator Maile Shimabukuro represents District 21, Waianae, Makaha, Makua, and has served in the Legislature since 2003. Her 2016 Committee assignments include serving as Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee and as a member of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs, on Government Operations, and on Water, Land, and Agriculture. A graduate of William S. Richardson School of Law, Senator Shimbukuro works as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii representing clients in family, public benefits, housing and consumer matters. She was honored earlier this year by the Advocates for Public Interest Law as the “Pick of the Year.”

Representative Linda Ichiyama
represents District 32, Moanalua, Aliamanu and Salt Lake. She was elected to office in 2010 and has served as the Vice-Chair of House Higher Education Committee since 2013. She also serves on the House Committees on Education, Labor and Public Employment, Public Safety, and Transportation. While in high school, she served as the student member of the State Board of Education. In addition to her volunteer activities with non-profits in her community, she works as an associate at Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP.  Just last month, she was honored by the Hawaii Women Lawyers as Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year.

Representative Nicole Lowen has been representing District 6, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoaa and Honokohau since 2013. She is the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection and is a member of the Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs, on Finance, and on Water and Land. For nine years she worked as a teacher and administrator at Hawaii Montessori School before moving to Oahu to pursue a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

Speaker/Moderator: Chrystn Eads, Of Counsel, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, helps clients navigate the legislative process and government bureaucracy using the benefit of her fifteen years in public service at the Federal and County levels.

Invite a friend or colleague - the more, the merrier! Please register online no later than Friday, May 20 to let us know you are coming. Attendance is free for those who do not seek CLE credit. For CLE credit, HWL members are provided a discount on the CLE fees. Whether attending for CLE credit or not, be sure to register in advance. You can attend in person or via webcast.

Bring a bag lunch or snack; beverages will be provided. And bring some of your business cards for networking, to help introduce yourself to others. Members of Hawaii Women Lawyers who attend are eligible to enter a drawing for 2 free movie tickets!

To attend in person, register here

To attend via webcast, register here.