Judiciary Offers Free Seminar on Advance Health Care Directives

The Hawai`i State Judiciary is sponsoring a free public informational session, "Advance Health Care Directives," from noon to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in the Supreme Court Conference Room, 417 South King Street. An advance directive spells out what kind of care a person would like to have if that person became unable to make his or her own medical decisions.

Guest speaker Calvin Pang has been an associate professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law for ten years, where he teaches an elder law clinic each Spring. Prior to teaching at the law school, Pang worked at several public interest law organizations, including the University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program, Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i, and the Poverty Law Center of Orange County. He has degrees in law and public health from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.

Sponsored by the Judiciary, the "Lunch 'n' Learn the Law" program is a series of free informational seminars for the general public that feature topics relating to specific areas of the law and the courts. Volunteer presenters include judges, attorneys, court officials, and other subject-matter experts.

For more information, contact the Judiciary Public Affairs Office at 539-4909.

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The Hawai`i State Judiciary does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the speakers. The speakers' remarks do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Judiciary. The information provided by the speakers is a general overview of basic legal concepts, and is not intended as legal advice for any specific person or situation.

Contact: Marsha E. Kitagawa, 539-4909

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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