The previous Kauai prosecuting legal professional is becoming a member of the Hawaii Innocence Task to assist free of charge wrongly convicted criminals and supervise regulation college college students, in accordance to a information launch.
Justin F. Kollar, who served as Kauai County prosecuting lawyer from 2012 to 2021, will get the job done as a volunteer lawyer and support HIP co-Director Kenneth Lawson and HIP Associate Director Jennifer Brown supervise legislation learners from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the College of Hawaii at Manoa.
“To my understanding, the William S. Richardson School of Legislation is one of the number of, if not the only, Legislation Faculty in the place with a former progressive prosecutor with Justin’s demo encounter as an lawyer doing the job in put up-conviction clinics,” stated Lawson, in a assertion.
Kollar, who lives in Oakland, was elected in 2012 and retired in 2021. Prior to his election he served as a deputy prosecuting lawyer and a deputy county legal professional for Kauai and worked as a clerk for Daniel R. Foley, associate decide of Hawaii’s Intermediate Court docket of Appeals.
Prior to moving to Hawaii, Kollar served as an assistant corporation counsel for the Metropolis of Boston and clerked at the Massachusetts Superior Court, in accordance to the news launch.
“My profession has been devoted to finding justice and righting the wrongs prompted by our criminal legal process,” stated Kollar, in a statement. “I am honored and psyched to have the prospect to continue on in search of justice though also supplying guidance and mentorship to Hawaii’s future lawyers.”