Hawaii Supreme Court Comes to Maui
On April 27, 2017, the Hawaii State Supreme Court will convene at Baldwin High School to conduct an oral argument as part of the Courts in the Community program.
The Hawaii State Judiciary, working with the William S. Richardson School of Law, developed Courts in the Community to help schools meet their civic mission. As part of the program, the Supreme Court travels to high schools throughout the state to conduct oral arguments. Using the study of the Hawaii State Court System, a moot court activity, and observance of an oral argument, the Hawaii State Supreme Court seeks to aid schools in Hawaii in developing civic-minded members of society. Students are encouraged to engage in the process while exercising complex thinking and effective communication skills that are central to student success in the 21st century. Following oral argument, there are Q&A sessions where students have an opportunity to ask questions of the attorneys arguing the case and the Justices.
Leading up to the oral argument, volunteer attorneys visit high school classrooms to educate students about the legal principles involved in the case, engage them in a moot court exercise using the case the court will hear, and attend the oral argument with the students.
McKeon Sheldon Mehling lawyers will be volunteering as part of this invaluable learning experience for Hawaii’s students.
For more information about the Courts in the Community program, or if you are an attorney wishing to volunteer, please contact Shannon Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also learn about the Courts in the Community program through this video by the Hawaii judiciary.