2011 Bar Convention




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  2011 Bar Convention Schedule---All Seminars are Half-Day Programs


MORNING
Course/Time/Room Location


MORNING
Course Details and CLE Credit Information
Family Law Update
8:30 AM - 12 Noon
Coral Room # 1-2

Family Law Update
Chair:  Tom Farrell

Nationally-recognized QDRO expert Gary Shulman will return to Hawaii with the latest on the promise and pitfalls of dividing retirement plans in divorce cases, followed by a panel on civil unions and their impact on family law in Hawaii.  As always, Bill Darrah will present the annual updates to the Hawaii Divorce Manual.

3 VCLE credits

Real Estate Law Manual, Vol.3
8:30 AM - 12 Noon
Coral Room # 3

 
Real Estate Law Manual, Vol. 3
Chairs:   Deborah Chun, Gina Gabrio, Mitchell Imanaka

This seminar presents Volume Three of the Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual.  This volume is focused on lending law, practice and procedure.  The first panel will address the "basics" in lending relationships, including representing borrowers, mortgagees, and construction financing relationships.  The second panel will address notes, and other financing vehicles, including letters of credit, bond financing and loan participation and intercreditor agreements.  The final panel will address new requirements for real estate lenders, residential financing and default scenarios. 

3 VCLE credits
 

Ethics for Employment and Labor Lawyers
9 AM - 12 Noon
Nautilus Suite

 
Ethics for Employment and Labor Lawyers
Chair:  Gregory Sato

Changing technology and elevated client expectations have caused the courts to re-interpret old rules and to adopt new ones. Increasingly, parties are using ethical obligations as a litigation tool. This is particularly true in the field of Labor and Employment Law where the interests of government, unions, employees, neutrals and management sometimes clash.  This program will provide a theoretical framework for a practical understanding of the existing and proposed rules.  Lawyers, paralegals and office administrators should attend to update their understanding of ethical obligations.  This program will provide a full year of ethics credits, 3 hours. 

3 MCPE credits

Social Media 101: Online Networking and How to Avoid the Ethical Pitfalls
In Your Law Practice

10 AM - 12 Noon
South Pac # 1

Social Media 101: Online Networking and How to Avoid the Ethical Pitfalls
In Your Law Practice


Chairs: Evan Shirley & Melissa Chang

There's no denying that social media is here to stay. The question is not IF you should be using social networks, but HOW. This program will focus on getting your firm started on Facebook and Twitter, and what you need to know about the risks of social networking in the law firm.
 
You will learn:
•         The importance and prevalence of twitter and facebook to business
•         The difference between Facebook & Twitter
•         What to say, what not to say
•         Tweet to network, not tweeting legal advice
•         What are the known risks to lawyers?
•         How can lawyers avoid the downsides of social media?
•         Do the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct apply to social media?
•         What are the common ethical pitfalls for lawyers?
•         Are there dangers of data mining and can they be avoided?
•         Are there problems with pretexting and what did the Ninth Circuit say?
•         Why should your law firm have a social media policy?
•         What should be in the written social media policy and why?


1 VCLE credit
1 MCPE credit
Corporations Manual
9 AM - 12 Noon
South Pac # 2 - 3

Corporations Manual
Chair:  Gregory Kim

A panel of experienced corporate attorneys from the Business Law Section will lead a discussion of the recently updated the Corporations Manual, which includes basic corporate forms and commentary relating to the Hawaii Business Corporation Act, as amended to date.  The panel will address requirements and issues relating to the formation of Hawaii corporations, the protection of corporate names and intellectual property, registered agents, conducting board and shareholder meetings, issuing shares and distributions, compliance with securities laws, duties and powers of officers and directors, dissolution of a corporation, conversions and mergers of corporations, sale of corporate assets, foreign corporations and more.  This seminar will cover the forms in the new corporate manual and various aspects of the new corporate law.

3 VCLE credits
Lunch/Speaker/HSBA Annual Meeting

About our Keynote Speaker: Eric Yamamoto


Eric K. Yamamoto is an internationally-recognized law professor at the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law. He is known for his legal work and scholarship on civil rights and racial justice, with an emphasis on redress for historic injustice. He also specializes in civil procedure and complex litigation. In 1984 Professor Yamamoto served as coram nobis co-counsel to Fred Korematsu in the successful reopening of the infamous WWII Japanese American internment case, Korematsu v. U.S. (contributing to congressional reparations). Our keynote address will cover, "Accountability and Redress in Post-9/11 America: The Continuing Significance of Korematsu v. U.S."

AFTERNOON
Course/Time/Room Location

AFTERNOON
Course Details and CLE Credit Information

Understanding and Persuading Hawaii Juries
2 PM - 5 PM
Coral Room # 1-2

Understanding and Persuading Hawaii Juries

Chair:  Stephanie Thompson

Find out what matters most to today’s jurors and the impact that recent events, such as the recession and the rise in social media, have had on how jurors think.  Mary Ryan, a nationally recognized jury consultant, will present information, gleaned both in Hawaii and throughout the U.S., which reveals recent trends among juries.  The last hour of the seminar will be a panel discussion by Hawaii state and federal judges on practical and ethical issues related to juries.

3 VCLE credits
Native Hawaiian Legal Issues You Need to Know to Practice Law in Hawaii
2 PM - 5 PM
Coral Room # 3

Native Hawaiian Legal Issues You Need to Know to Practice Law in Hawaii
Chair:  Camille Kalama

An understanding of Hawai`i’s unique legal history and context is critical to practicing law effectively in Hawai`i.  A lack of familiarity with important laws that ensure the protection of Native Hawaiian customs and traditions often leads to unnecessary delay, expense, and frustration for your clients.  This course is designed to give attorneys an understanding of these laws that may affect a client’s private property rights, business concerns, and public development projects.   A panel of experts will cover a brief history of the constitutional, statutory, and common law protections of native Hawaiian customs and traditions, followed by an overview of the current laws affecting water rights, customary rights, and historic property protection including burials.  The last segment of the course will cover two real-life scenarios to show you how these laws are involved in everyday legal practice.

3 VCLE credits
Update on the Proposed Amendments to the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct  
2 PM - 5 PM
Nautilus Suite

Update on the Proposed Amendments to the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct

Chairs/Speakers:  Janet Hunt, James Kawachika, Evan Shirley

This seminar will discuss our present ethics rules, their purpose and rationale and how they are currenlty interpreted and applied in real-life situations and compare how the new proposed rules may change all of that and why.Come and educate yourself on how the new proposed rules, if adopted may dramatically and drastically affect how you practice law.  Don’t be caught with your pants down and complain after-the-fact about the new rules because you simply didn’t know any better ahead of time.  Arm yourself now with the necessary information to let your views be known before any of these rules are adopted.  •FIND OUT what the new rules will require you to affirmatively disclose to your client about your lack of certain minimum amounts of malpractice insurance. •LEARN how you can legitimately split fees with another lawyer even if you don’t do any of the work.•CONSIDER when it is ever okay to have sexual relations with a client and how you might cure the dilemma you find yourself in.  •DISCOVER what duties you still owe to a prospective client whom you interviewed but whose case you declined to take.•PONDER your ethical obligations to the other lawyer when you know he has mistakenly sent you a document that was not intended to be sent to you.•IDENTIFY when it is ever okay for a lawyer not licensed in Hawaii to perform legal services here.•REFLECT on what you need to do to properly obtain a waiver of a conflict of interest from an existing or former client.


3 MCPE credits
Get Smart:  Using the iPad and iPhone for Your Law Practice
2 PM - 4 PM
South Pac # 1

Get Smart:  Using the iPad and iPhone for Your Law Practice

Chairs/Speakers:  Roberta Woods, Allen Williams

Learn how to use today’s hottest mobile devices as functional tools in your day-to-day practice, including a fast-paced tour of apps that will get real time legal research!

     • Productivity apps
     • Legal research apps
     • Travel and lifestyle apps
     • Mobile enhanced websites
     • Apps for branding and marketing your firm


2 MCPE credits
Limited Liability Companies Manual  
2 PM - 5 PM
South Pac # 2 - 3

Limited Liability Companies Manual

Chair:  Ronald Sakamoto

This seminar presents highlights of the 2011 edition of the HSBA LLC Manual which was originally published in 2003.  In addition to organizational law covering the subject matter of Hawaii Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 428, the areas of securities laws, taxation, bankruptcy and trade names (and related areas) will be covered.

3 VCLE credits
 

 

 

 

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