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Free Seminar on Elder Law

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Press Releases

For O`ahu media release: November 10, 2009

The Hawai`i State Judiciary is sponsoring a public information session on Elder Law and Caregiving from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Supreme Court Conference Room, 417 South King St.

The featured speaker will be James H. Pietsch, director of the University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program (UHELP). He is also a professor at the University’s William S. Richardson School of Law and an adjunct professor of geriatric medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Pietsch is co-author of the latest UHELP publication, Deciding Who Cares? A Legal Handbook for Hawaii’s Older Persons, their Families and Caregivers. Free copies of the handbook will be available at the presentation.

This session is part of the Judiciary’s “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.

RSVPs are not necessary. For more information, call the Judiciary’s 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, Public Affairs Office, 539-4909

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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