Hilo lawyers honored for service at Self-Help Center

  • Courtesy photo composite: Attorneys honored for their service at the Hilo Self-Help center include, from top left: Paul Hamano, Jill Hasegawa, Demetri Lametti, Shaunda Liu, Jacky Mena, Jill Raznov, Joy San Buenaventura, Jessica "Jaycee" Uchida, Jennifer Wharton, J Yoshimoto and Jennifer Zelko-Schlueter.

At the Hawaii County Bar Association’s virtual Hilo Self-Help Center Recognition Awards in July, 31 attorneys were recognized for providing more than 470 free consultations to people who sought legal assistance in 2020. The volunteer attorneys were recognized by Hawaii Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, Third Circuit Chief Judge Robert D.S. Kim, Hawaii State Bar Association President Levi K. Hookano, HSBA Executive Director Pat Mai Shimizu, and Hawaii County Bar Association President Michelle Oishi.