Tidbits and Thoughts . . .  Legal Aid's Online  News
June 9, 2017

In observance of King Kamehameha Day, all Legal Aid offices will be closed on 
Monday, June 12.
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Legal Aid hosts phone-a-thon

Thank you for being a part of the Legal Aid family! Your continued friendship, support, and trust in our work means a lot to our staff and the clients we serve.

Legal Aid will be hosting a phone-a-thon the week of June 19 - June 23 with the goal of raising $50,000. You can help support the phone-a-thon online by clicking here.  Please email if you want to help or have questions.

Blood Drive Summer 2017

The Honolulu Legal Aid office is partnering again this year with Group 70 to help the Blood Bank of Hawaii fulfill its blood donation goals. The blood mobile will be across the street from the Legal Aid Bethel office  on  Tuesday, June 13 from 8:45 am-Noon. Sign-up to donate!
Legal Aid staff members Shea and Franklyn help support the Blood Bank of Hawaii.
In the Community and Around the Office

Kokua Healthcare Navigators

Legal Aid's Kokua Healthcare Navigator, Joakim Jojo Peter, conducted an outreach with a Chuukese traditional clan group at the Blaisdell Park in Aiea with about 60 people participating in the event. JoJo presented on the Special Enrollment Period, tax credit requirements, and the upcoming Open Enrollment Period.  The president of the organization extended an invitation for future outreaches in their upcoming quarterly meetings. - Connie Liu Managing Attorney for Community Engagement

Ka'iulani Fair

The Ka'iulani Fair on May 26 brought various organizations together at the Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School in Kalihi to help promote a healthy lifestyle in the community. AmeriCorps members Angela Hwang and Jane Lee joined Legal Aid's Kokua Navigators Ronnette Ome and Jojo Peter in providing legal and health insurance information. 

Legal Aid part of Aiea Intermediate School's Career Day 
Legal Aid staff members Susan Chon and Sergio Alcubilla shared more about the legal profession with 8th grade students at Aiea Intermediate School.

Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach Team working together with Angel Network to provide legal help

Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach team members Angela Hwang and  Emil Romolor at the Angel Network Outreach.  
The outreach team are there on Thursdays, except the last Thursday of the month. 
Legal Aid's Homeless Outreach Team are providing legal services at Angel Network. One of Angel Network's biggest accomplishment is the establishment of its food bank. It is the only such service provider in the entire East Oahu; reaching those in need from Waimanalo, to Aina Haina, and to Kaimuki. The food bank serves over 2,500 people a month. Other services include provision of a mailing address, a shower, and laundry facilities. Angel Network also provides clothing and furniture for people in transition and participates in "Operation Backpack," which collects school supplies for children whose parents are unable to afford them.

Legal Aid's AmeriCorps Advocates conduct "Know Your Rights" at state public libraries
As part of Legal Aid's "Know Your Rights" community outreach, Legal Aid's AmeriCorps Advocates are visiting local libraries to provide legal information to the public. AmeriCorps members  conducted a presentation on landlord/tenant basics at Liliha Public Library and shared more about senior legal issues and provided a guide to public benefits  at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library and Waianae Public Library.
At the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, AmeriCorps members worked with Legal Aid's Asset Protection Unit to provide a presentation on consumer issues. 

Thank you to the Hawaii State Public Library System and AmeriCorps Advocates for helping provide these presentations to the public. 

AmeriCorps Advocate Caitlin Hatakeyama provides legal information on financial literacy at the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library.
Welcome 2017 Summer Law Clerks 
Legal Aid welcomes this year's summer law clerks. 
Bradley Hatfield - Waianae Legal Aid Office
Alex Mendoza - Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center
Kenory Khuy - Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center
Ty Mangan - Family Unit, HNL Office
Chad Au - Access to Justice Technology Fellow

Legal Aid's summer law clerks receive training before starting their clerkship.

Welcome new staff!

Legal Aid welcomes its newest staff members:  
Ronnette Ome Health Connector Kokua 
Donna McMillen Kauai Seniors Paralegal
Tara Buckley Intake Paralegal
Lisa Sparrell Director of Grant Management
Eden Annandale HIJC Paralegal
Kamrie Koi  Part-Time temporary paralegal in Hilo

Employment Opportunities
For employment opportunities, please visit   www.legalaidhawaii.org   for more information. 
Legal Aid is currently hiring for the following positions:
Staff Attorney - Maui County
Paralegal - Hilo
Intake Paralegal - (Honolulu)

Fair Housing Investigators Needed


The Fair Housing Enforcement Program is currently seeking volunteer undercover investigators!