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Closing Door at the Legislature (Jean Aoki)
State Council Meeting May 18: Great Discussion and Firm Resolve (Grace Furukawa)
At Last, a Maui League (Grace Furukawa)
Importance of Campaign Funding Reform
Environment Committee Planning
Amioka Lecture
Gambling Prevention
Leaguer Josh Cooper Honored
State Environment Committee
Judicial Independence Project (Jean Aoki)
Election Debates on Olelo Stations
Local Chapter News Clips
Cancer Research
Vote Matters
Saunders Hall Dedicated
Our First Gubernatorial Panel of the Year

Judicial Independence Project

The Judicial Independence Project Committee has some serious work ahead and not much time to accomplish it. We need to bring to fruition an ambitious conference involving as much of the general public as possible, to launch the education phase of the project. Currently, we are contacting some of the community organizations outside the legal community to help sponsor the conference along with the legal community. Hopefully, they will also join us in the other education projects.

We are rewriting our report, which assesses judicial independence in Hawaii for distribution at the time of the conference. For Jo Judy, Jackie Parnell, and myself, the rewrite is in the incubation stage. We are struggling with how to rewrite it, what format to use, what to include in the report so that it will have the greatest impact, etc. The problem is finding the time to sit on the egg to hatch the best ideas, what with all three of us involved in so many other activities.

Our immediate task is fulfilling the newest request from our National Project Manager. We are drafting a report on "Lessons Learned" from working on the first phase, using a template sent to us by National.

For the education phase projects, which include the conference, the whole committee will be involved in planning and other important tasks, and we may need to ask for assistance from other Leaguers. If anyone is interested, please call the office and leave your name.

Jean Aoki

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