This is Waikiki beach after the replenishment, state officials saidBY ROBERT THOMAS – There’s still time to register and attend the upcoming seminar,”Hawaii’s Shoreline and Coastal Law and Regulation.” It’s scheduled for Friday, July 18, 2014, in downtown Honolulu at the YWCA. Here’s the description:
This program will cover recent Hawaii case law, including the recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision regarding identifying the certified shoreline. Now, more than ever, with the realization that we need to plan for the impacts caused by our changing climate, existing regulations and policies will need to change.

Join Program Chair Jesse K. Souki, First Deputy of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. He leads an outstanding faculty for these topics:

    • Natural and Anthropogenic Shoreline Change in Hawaii and Field Methods for Locating the Certified Shoreline
    • Land Use Laws Affecting Coastal Development in Hawaii
    • Recent Hawaii Case Law
    • The Changing Face of Public Policy: Legislative Issues and Dilemmas
    • Understanding the Regulatory Framework of Coastal Areas
    • Project Permitting on the Coast
    • Hawaii Shoreline Programs
    • Ethical Considerations

View the agenda, faculty, and pricing or register now.

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Robert H. Thomas is one of the preeminent land use lawyers in Hawaii. He specializes in land use issues including regulatory takings, eminent domain, water rights, and voting rights cases. He has tried cases and appeals in Hawaii, California, and the federal courts. Robert received his LLM, with honors, from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his JD from the University of Hawaii School of Law where he served as editor of the Law Review. Robert taught law at the University of Santa Clara School of Law, and was an exam grader and screener for the California Committee of Bar Examiners. He currently serves as the Chair of the Condemnation Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on State & Local Government Law. He is the Hawaii member of Owners’ Counsel of America, a national network of the most experienced eminent domain and property rights lawyers. Membership in OCA is by invitation only, and is limited to a single attorney from each state. Robert is also the Managing Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation Hawaii Center, a non-profit legal foundation dedicated to protecting property rights and individual liberties. Reach him at rht@hawaiilawyer.com He is also a frequent speaker on land use and eminent domain issues in Hawaii and nationwide. For a list of upcoming events and speaking engagements.