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Small Claims Topic of Free Seminar

Posted on Feb 2, 2009 in Press Releases

The Hawai`i State Judiciary is sponsoring a free session on the topic of “Small Claims” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Supreme Court Conference Room, 417 S. King St. in downtown Honolulu. The program can help individuals involved in disputes where the total amount of the claim does not exceed $3,500.

First Circuit District Court Judge Gerald Kibe will explain the process of filing a small claims case and describe what happens when parties go to court.

Judge Kibe has been a District Court judge since1995. Previously, he was the chief disciplinary counsel with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, a position he held since 1983.

This session is part of the “Lunch ‘n’ Learn the Law” program, a series of free seminars featuring 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 Kitagawa, 539-4909

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