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Home of the Akamai Kupuna
-- Wise Older Person

Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best!

New in 2020



Available for pick up
at UH Law School
Clinical Building


Available for pick up

at UH Law School Clinical Building


2485 Dole St.
Call 956-6544


This publication was funded through

the Hawaii Justice Foundation

with Support from the William S. Richardson School of Law

Coming Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2020




“A Conversation with Judge Coral Wong Pietsch of the
 The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Washington, DC”


 2:30pm - 5:30pm


UH Law School

Clinical Building

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Disappointment that the End of Life


2:00 -3:00

What can we do about Elder Abuse



Families and Fraud





Panel discussion



Deciding What Matters and What to Do...


This book is designed around a “planning for a lifetime” approach that
takes into consideration personal, legal, financial, social, and health are needs. It tries to point out the need for careful planning, but also leaves room for unexpected events and changes in life.


Its theme, “Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best” has  guided our many clients and families.


Available at the Law School - Call (808) 956-6544

Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook <pdf>
The Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook describes the essential information needed by individuals and their families or partners who face some of the most serious issues of the later years-declining health and the need for long-term care; appropriate legal and financial planning; and dealing with death, bereavement, and grief. In straightforward language, the authors begin by discussing basic legal, financial, and health-care preparations, including information about lawyers and how they can help in planning your future; drawing up a valid will; probate; executing a durable power of attorney; eligibility requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, and other state and federal medical assistance programs.

Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making <pdf>
End-of-life decision making is one of the most difficult but crucial challenges faced by patients and their families. In most cases, resources or counselors providing guidance in these decisions are not available. This book is intended to prepare nurses, physicians, and other health care workers to fill this role, as they are most frequently in contact with the patient and his/her family and significant others at the time choices must be made. In this informative and practical book, Braun, Pietsch, and Blanchette explore with insight and sensitivity the cultural, medical, legal, and ethical context of the dying experience.

The Law of the Splintered Paddle - Kanawai Mamalahoe <pdf>
Illustrated by Dietrich Varez

by the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary


The law of the Splintered Paddle, "Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety," is enshrined in the 1978 State Constitution, Article 9, Section 10, to show Hawai`i's concern for the safety and welfare of all its people—especially its youngest and oldest citizens. This booklet was published with the assistance of the staff and faculty of the  University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program, the University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies and members of the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary. 


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