Previous Kauai prosecuting attorney joins Hawaii Innocence Venture



    Justin F. Kollar served as Kauai County prosecuting lawyer from 2012 to 2021.

The previous Kauai prosecuting legal professional is signing up for the Hawaii Innocence Undertaking to aid totally free wrongly convicted criminals and supervise regulation faculty learners, according to a information launch.

Justin F. Kollar, who served as Kauai County prosecuting legal professional from 2012 to 2021, will function as a volunteer lawyer and assistance HIP co-Director Kenneth Lawson and HIP Affiliate Director Jennifer Brown supervise regulation students from the William S. Richardson Faculty of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“To my understanding, the William S. Richardson University of Regulation is one particular of the handful of, if not the only, Regulation College in the state with a previous progressive prosecutor with Justin’s demo practical experience as an lawyer doing work in publish-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 legal professional and a deputy county attorney for Kauai and labored as a clerk for Daniel R. Foley, associate decide of Hawaii’s Intermediate Court of Appeals.

Prior to relocating to Hawaii, Kollar served as an assistant corporation counsel for the Town of Boston and clerked at the Massachusetts Superior Courtroom, according to the information release.

“My vocation has been devoted to discovering justice and righting the wrongs triggered by our legal lawful technique,” mentioned Kollar, in a assertion. “I am honored and thrilled to have the option to go on trying to get justice whilst also providing advice and mentorship to Hawaii’s foreseeable future lawyers.”