C. Frederick Schutte Award (Service toward the legal profession)
- Recognizes an attorney for outstanding and meritorious service to the legal community and the profession such as: Activities within the bar association, its committees, Boards, ad hoc committees; outstanding service as an individual to community organizations having an effect directly or indirectly upon the provision of legal services to the community.
2015 Award Recipient: Carol Muranaka
List of C. Frederick Schutte Award Recipients
Golden Gavel Award (Judicial Administration)
- Recognizes an attorney or non-attorney for outstanding service to the state or federal judiciary in Hawaii such as: Activities relating to court practice and procedures; activities relating to new or innovative projects regarding the Judiciary; outstanding service having an effect directly or indirectly upon the fair and efficient provision of justice by the Judiciary.
2015 Award Recipient: Judge Steven S. Alm
Judge Steven S. Alm
List of Golden Gavel Award Recipients
Ki'e ki'e Award (Pro Bono)
- Recognizes an attorney for outstanding provision of professional legal services at no charge to the recipient such as: Pro bono expenditure of time on a case of great public import having a broad effect upon the legal rights or interests of a large segment of the community or the community as a whole; extraordinary expenditure of pro bono time in cases above and beyond the normal expenditure of pro bono time within one’s employment; expenditure of substantial pro bono time and professional resources as a “private attorney general” on a matter of great public interest or concern where the appropriate government legal officer has refused, neglected or otherwise failed to take action; the maintenance, establishment and/or devotion of a tremendous amount of professional time, beyond one’s normal professional obligations in pro bono work in a historical sense.
Not Awarded in 2015