Archives for June 2016

Access to Justice Conference

West Hawaii Mediation Center staff, Zaheva Knowles, Chelsea LaFrance and Gina Tumasone, attended the annual Access to Justice Conference on June 24, 2016 at the William S. Richardson School of Law on Oahu. Keynote speaker and access to justice champion former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, of the New York Supreme Court shared the important role […]

Hawai’i Civil Rights Training

The state of Hawai’i has a strong commitment to the protection of civil rights. The legislature gave meaning to this commitment by creating the Hawai’i Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) in 1989. The HCRC was organized in 1990 and officially opened its doors in January 1991. For twelve years the HCRC has enforced state laws prohibiting […]

WHMC Hosts 3rd Annual Middle School Peer Mediator Conference

Nearly 50 peer mediators from Kohala and Kealakehe middle schools gathered in Hawi for the 3rd Annual Middle School Peer Mediator Conference. The students were joined by numerous adults and volunteers, including WHMC BOD members Ruth Smith and Jan Marrack. The purpose of the event is to bring together mediators from different schools so that […]