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Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald Honored by Hawaii Women Lawyers

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Featured News, News & Reports, Uncategorized
Chief Justist Mark E. Recktenwald at Hawaii Womens Lawyers Event

From left, Avis Aokele Kalama, Vanessa Chong, Mihoko Ito, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, Jennifer Solidum Rose, and Sen. Rosalyn Baker.

The Hawaii Women Lawyers held its 2017-18 Annual Awards event on April 12 during which it honored five individuals for outstanding achievement.

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald was recognized with the Outstanding Judicial Achievement Award for his exceptional leadership of the Hawaii State Judiciary, as well as his passionate advancement of access to justice for all.

In addition to CJ, the following were also recognized:
• Distinguished Service Award:  Avis Aokele Kalama, Executive Director of the Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter
• Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award:  Jennifer Solidum Rose, Director of the University of Hawaii Office of Institutional Equity
• Lifetime Achievement Award:  Vanessa Chong, retired Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union
• President’s Award:  Sen. Rosalyn Baker, Hawaii State Legislature

Congratulations to CJ on this well-deserved honor, and hats off and mahalo to his fellow honorees for their significant contributions to the legal profession and the community.