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Poster of "Votes for Women," commemorating Women's Equality Day
Islandlawyers celebrates Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates women in the U.S. winning the right to vote.  Amazingly, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was only passed in 1920, meaning that women have only voting rights in this country for 95 years.  Time Magazine earlier today noted that women only make […]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

A pretty nice infographic on the Huffington Post this morning (crediting a Brown University study, the American Community Survey, and the Daily Beast), showing the divorce rates in different states in the U.S., as well as the top cities in that regard. Notably our little chain in the Pacific […]

HuffPo Graphic Shows Varying Divorce Rates in the U.S.

Islandlawyers’ Larie Manutai — Helping Others Through Education Larie Manutai, an attorney with Doi/Luke, Island Lawyers,  for her efforts to help others via education:  Larie Manutai — Education helps her find methods of helping others — Honolulu Star-Advertiser Michael Tsai’s February 19, 2013 Incidental Lives column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, profiled Larie […]

Island Lawyers’ Larie Manutai – Helping Others Through Education

Smartphone App Developed for Running DNA Paternity Tests Researchers at University of California, Irvine have developed an Android app that conducts DNA-based paternity tests.  The smartphone app can reportedly compare digitized genomic data to determine if an individual is the father of another individual.  This feat is particularly impressive in […]

There’s an App for that???

Paul J. Durbin, 1917-2012 The Hawaii bar lost a good one this past weekend.  Paul J. Durbin, passed away on March 31, 2012, at the age of 94. When I used to litigate cases in Family Court with Mr. Durbin, I didn’t know about his long and admirable military career […]

An Officer and a Gentleman and a Lawyer

Very, very sobering news this week where I learned that Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (VLSH) may be on its last financial legs.  For those unfamiliar with VLSH, it is a non-profit “formed in 1981 by members of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawai’i State Bar Association. Volunteer Legal’s mission is […]

Save Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii!