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-- Wise Older Person

Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best!


UHELP presents



Decision-making, Discharge Planning and Application for Long-term Care Benefits for Adults, Including Those Whoe Lack Capacity



Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018



Moderator: Professor James H. Pietsch


CEU/CLE credits pending


Moot Court Room
Free Seminar. RSVP


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 "Surrogate Decision Making"


Coming in April 2018


Who can make health care decisions for an individual no longer capable of making decisions, has no designated health care agent and has no guardian?


Historically, health care providers have turned to family members to provide informed consent in these situations.


Since 1999, Hawai`i’s UHCDA has provided a mechanism for surrogates to make decisions for incapacitated individuals. Come and find out what the law says.


Chances Are...



A Caregiver's Legal Planner Including Forms, Checklists and a Kokua Packet


Available at the City and County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division


Call 768-7700


This publication was funded through

the Older Americans Act, Revised

May 2006 as administered by the

Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu






Helping Hawai‘i’s Elders Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best.



Professor James Pietsch is the UHELP director/attorney. Early in his career, he served as a regular Army officer in the Medical Service Corps and later in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Upon release from active duty he was the staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi (LASH) Elder Law Unit prior to assuming his position at the law school in 1991.  He received national recognition for his work in Elder Law when he was presented with the Paul Lichterman Award. He is the recipient of the Elizabeth and Hung Wo Ching Memorial Award for Faculty Service at the University of Hawaiʻi. He served pro bono as Special Advisor to the Multinational Force-Iraq Law and Order Task Force for which he received the Secretary of the Army Award for Public Service and later as Rule of Law Advisor to the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team where he helped establish legal and clinics in Iraq, including the Kurdistan region.



Lenora Lee is the program administrator/legal assistant. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at UH Manoa. Lennie, who is a graduate of the Kapiʻolani Community College Legal Assistant Program, was a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi for over 12 years where she served both in the family law unit and the elder law unit. In addition to her experience as a paralegal Lennie has a teaching certificate in secondary education, a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi, and a Masters of Business Administration from Chaminade University. She also has a PhD in political science from the University of Hawaiʻi.


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