Lowell Chun-Hoon

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Lowell Chun-Hoon was a Hawaii labor attorney.

Bouslog & Symonds

Jim King attended Punahou School, the University of Hawaii, and graduated from Georgetown University, before serving in the US Army in 1942-1945

After the war, King obtained a Law Degree in 1948 from Columbia University. He returned to Hawaii and, keeping his promise to assist workers and foster social progress, he joined the law firm of Bouslog & Symonds in 1949. The firm attracted many talented and progressive attorneys like King who wanted to work for social justice and help working class people.

Other attorneys who worked for the firm included Lowell Chun-Hoon, Hideki Nakamura and Ed Nakamura who also served as chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

When the principal partners of the law firm, Harriet Bouslog and Myer Symonds retired, the attorneys in the firm continued serving the labor community as the law firm of King, Nakamura and Chun-Hoon and the law firm of Takahashi, Vasconcellos, (and Covert). Both law firms repre- sented the ILWU and other unions, as well as thousands of injured workers with their workers compensation cases. [1]

Fighting Chinatown evictions

According to Dean Alegado writing in Katipunan December 1977 PACE and the Union of Democratic Filipinos were fighting mass evictions of mainly Filipinos from Honolulu's Chinatown.

Key activists included PACE organizer and Union of Democratic Filipinos member Romeo Ramos, PACE steering committee members Emil Makaukani, and Rita Tarampi, and PACE legal team members Lowell Chun-Hoon and Weeson Chow.

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