Courts in the Community: Hawaii Supreme Court Holds Oral Argument at Baldwin High School on Maui
On April 27, 2017, the attorneys of McKeon Sheldon Mehling LLLC joined over 500 students and teachers from high schools across Maui County to attend a Hawaii Supreme Court oral argument, held at Baldwin High School. This event is part of the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Courts in the Community Outreach Program.
Prior to the oral argument, the students were given opportunities to participate in moot court activities in their classrooms facilitated by volunteer attorneys, including MSM’s attorneys and other Maui County Bar Association attorneys. The in-class session and moot court activity helped the students to understand the substantive issues of the case being heard by the Supreme Court, and to develop their understanding of the rules of procedure governing Hawaii’s court system. The Courts in the Community Program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to learn the judiciary’s role in government and its purpose in resolving disputes in a democratic society.
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of State of Hawaii v. Fukuoka, which was moderated by retired Judge Joel E. August and heard by Chief Justice Recktenwald, and Associate Justices Pollack, Nakayama, McKenna and Wilson.
You may find out more about the case at : http://www.courts.state.hi.us/scwc-15-0000461