HWL Luncheon Presents: Restorative Justice in Hawai`i

  • November 14, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Offices of Hawai`i State Bar Association 1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000

HWL Lady Lawyers Luncheon Presents:

Restorative Justice in Hawai`i 


Monday November 14, 2016, 12pm - 1pm


Offices of Hawai`i State Bar Association

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000


Receive 1 CLE Credit!


Sponsored by Hawai`i Women Lawyers and

the Hawaii State Bar Association 

Conflict is a natural aspect of human life and at the heart of every court case.  Throughout the world, justice systems have developed different ways of dealing with conflict and wrongdoing. In the United States, we mainly use civil and a criminal legal systems. However, restorative justice, used by many indigenous cultures and by Westerners in ancient times, can also be used to address wrongdoing.  Our speakers will discuss restorative justice programs in Hawai`i, the use of restorative justice in the federal prison system, and restorative justice in alternative dispute resolution. 

Our speakers include:

The Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi, was confirmed as a United States District Judge in the District of Hawai`i on December 22, 2010.  Prior to confirmation, Judge Kobayashi was a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Hawai`i.  Judge Kobayashi was also a practicing lawyer, first serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, followed by private practice, where she was a trial attorney and managing partner.  Judge Kobayashi currently serves on the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Education Committee. She is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Judicial Achievement Award from Hawai`i Women Lawyers. 

Lorenn Walker, JD, MPH, is a health educator and restorative justice lawyer.  Lorenn uses public health, including restorative and solution-focused approaches, to address injustice, crime and trauma.  Lorenn works with individuals, courts, prisons, police, schools, and non-profits.  Lorenn has taught at the University of Hawai`i since 1994, and directs Hawai`i Friends of Restorative Justice.  Lorenn also reviews articles for academic journals and has authored over 60 publications. 

Cecelia Chang, JD, is the Director for the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, State of Hawai`i.  She has experience in criminal prosecution and civil litigation.  Cecilia earned he law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 1985.  She is a Director of the Hawai`i State Bar association, a member of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Committee on Equality and Access to the Courts, a Director of the native Hawaiian Bar Association, and was previously a Director of Hawai`i Women Lawyers. 

Invite a friend or colleague - the more, the merrier! Please register online no later than Friday November 11th, 2016, to let us know you are coming in person.

You may register online for the webcast until Sunday, November 12.


Attendance is free for those who do not seek CLE credit.


For CLE credit, HWL members are provided a discounted rate of $25.

For all other attendees seeking CLE Credit, the cost is $30.

Whether attending for CLE credit or not, please register in advance. 

Bring a bag lunch or snack; beverages will be provided. Come early and stay late for networking. And bring some of your business cards 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 via in person, register here.

To attend via live webcast, register here.