HWL has several committees dedicated to promoting membership growth, equal opportunities, and to improving the lives and careers of women in the legal profession.
The Communications Committee consists of four subcommittees:
This committee maintains a database of members for communication purposes and provides support for events to promote membership growth.
This committee designs and distributes a quarterly newsletter to members.
This committee designs and maintains the HWL website for membership communication and support.
This committee sends current information on programs, events, and other matters of interest to members and other supporters. The committee also drafts and distributes press releases regarding HWL events of interest.
The Programs Committee consists of three subcommittees:
This committee organizes events that provide opportunities for experienced attorneys and judges to meet with less experienced attorneys, develop relationships, and provide guidance and mentorship.
This committee organizes events that provide education and resources to support members in their professional and personal lives.
This committee organizes events that provide opportunities for all members to meet and get to know each other. Through these events we hope to develop a network of women in the profession to support and promote each other.
The Projects Committee consists of five subcommittees:
This committee organizes support for community projects developed by HWL, or by other organizations such as Helping Hands Hawaii’s Ready to Learn Program, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, and/or the YWCA.
This committee monitors legislation at the State level that may impact the lives of women and families, and provides testimony relating to such legislation.
This committee provides education and informational workshops that promote social justice and equality.
This committee provides support to qualified women seeking judicial appointments or those who may want to do so in the future.
This committee is involved in compiling and documenting the history of Hawaii Women Lawyers and women in the legal profession in Hawaii.