Judiciary Outreach Comes to Hawai’i Island to Promote Understanding of the Rule of Law during Month of March

Hawaii state judges are meeting during the month of March with student and community groups to promote public understanding of the rule of law.  Judges will share their insights on how the courts apply this important concept in maintaining open and transparent government, ensuring fairness in our system of justice, and protecting the fundamental legal rights of all citizens.

During March, judges and lawyers will host a variety of community engagements to discuss the rule of law – the legal principle that every citizen is subject to the law, including a country’s lawmakers, leaders, and judges.

“We are a nation where all people are equal under the law,” said Judge William Domingo.  “Our courts are the institutions charged with safeguarding this fundamental principle, so it is important for the public to have a firm understanding of the court and its legal processes.  This promotes trust in the fairness and impartiality of our system of justice.”

During the month of March, the Judiciary invites people to contact their local courthouse to inquire about having a judge speak to their school or community group on the rule of law, our system of justice, and the resources and public services available through the courts.

On Hawaii Island (Third Circuit) call the Program Services Branch at (808) 322-8726.

For more information, click on the link below:

http://http://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/press_releases/2017/03/nations-first-judicial-outreach-week-comes-to-hawaii