Your support of Hawai`i Appleseed Center is critical to our survival. We all play a role in working to remove systemic barriers to fair treatment and equal opportunity for all of us.
There are many ways to get involved with Hawai`i Appleseed Center. The first is to get involved in our organizations by subscribing to our mailing list, located to the right. Students can apply for our internship and externship programs (more information below). One the best ways to get involved and stay in touch with LEJ is to become a part of its donor base by clicking here.
For interested students, LEJ does have a summer internship program. Each summer, we host from 4 to 6 law students and one non-law student (graduate or undergraduate) for clerkships. Click here for more information.
Our externship program takes place during the year, in which interested students can earn academic credit. Under the direct supervision of one of our attorneys, students will conduct research and help prepare potential litigation as well as participate in pending cases. Assignments may include drafting policy briefs, legal manuals, litigation memos and pleadings. Click here for more information.
Another way to get involved with our organization is to be part of its funding base. We do not receive money from the state nor federal governments, instead relying on our supporters and their contributions. You can click on the yellow "Donate" button at the bottom of the page and be automatically directed to our secure, online donation site with PayPal, or by clicking here.
pro bono support
Critical to LEJ's success are partnerships with law firms and pro bono attorneys to provide litigation support. Click here to see who LEJ partners with on litigation and advocacy efforts.
2012 Pro Bono Celebration
At the 2012 Pro Bono Celebration sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission and held at the Supreme Court, Hawaii Appleseed had the honor of presenting Blaine Rogers, an attorney at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, with an award for his outstanding work on our COFA and SNAP cases. The COFA case ultimately restored critical health care services to 8000 Micronesians living in Hawaii while the SNAP case enforced the federally mandated timelines for processing new SNAP applications. Blaine has contributed over 300 hours of pro bono assistance in these two cases. Pictured above is Blaine with Executive Director Victor Geminiani at the celebration.