HONOLULU – Hawai’i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald issued a proclamation declaring October 19, 2017, to be Conflict Resolution Day in the Courts of the State of Hawai’i, and presented certificates of appreciation to the mediators of the Hawai’i Appellate Mediation Program.
The October 19 ceremony was attended by representatives from the Mediation Center of the Pacific and the Community Mediation Centers, the Hawai’i State Bar Association – ADR Section, the Association for Conflict Resolution – Hawai’i Chapter, the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, judges and staff from the Hawai’i Intermediate Court of Appeals, and justices of the Hawai’i Supreme Court.
Conflict Resolution Day was established in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution to promote awareness and use of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal system; and to recognize the significant contributions of peaceful conflict resolvers.
During the month of October, the Hawai’i State Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution collaborated with various community organizations and individuals on a series of activities and events to increase public awareness of conflict resolution and its many benefits.
For photos and more information, see the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s webpage
Also this month, “Native Hawaiian Peacemaking Concepts,” featuring Hoʻoponopono Haku Beadie Kanahele Dawson, will air on Olelo Channel 54. The Hawaiʻi State Judiciary Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution presented the program on March 16, 2017. Watch for it on:
- Monday, October 23…. 6 p.m.
- Friday, October 27…… 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, October 28… 9 a.m.
- Sunday, October 29……4 p.m.
• The Judiciary also produced a public service announcement on mediation, which will begin airing this month on Olelo Channel 53.
To learn more about ADR services available throughout the Hawai’i, call the Hawai’i State Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution at (808) 539-4237; or call the community mediation center on your island:
• The Mediation Center of the Pacific (808) 521-6767 (O’ahu)
• Maui Mediation Services (808) 244-5744 (Maui),
• Kauai Economic Opportunity-Mediation Program (808) 245-4077, ext. 229 (Kaua’i),
• Ku ikahi Mediation Center (808) 935-7844 (East Hawai’i),
• West Hawaii Mediation Center (808) 885-5525 (West Hawai’i).