Friday, October 24, 2008

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Join us for exciting CLE programs and spell-binding speaker and constitutional law expert, Professor Neal Katyal of Georgetown University.












Electronic ballots for HSBA/YLD/JSC were deployed on 9/24/08.

TODAY’s “electronic” return is 1584 of 6514, 24.3%

How does this compare to other “electronic” elections?

2007 total “electronic” return:  40.9% {This ballot went ONLY to active members because there was no JSC race.}

2006 total “electronic” return: 38.6% {Ballots deployed to active + inactive members for JSC race.}

DID YOU VOTE? Polls close at noon on 10/22/08. Go to www.hsba.org/vote.aspx to vote! Go to www.hsba.org for candidate bios/information.



Section Connection


Elder Law Section

12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2008

HSBA Conference Room


International Law Section

Luncheon Reception to Welcome 2008 Participants in

UH Law School LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008

Bays Deaver Lung Rose & Holma, Place  Floor 16, Honolulu, HI 96813

RSVP: ILS@HSBA.ORG by October 8. 



Probate and Estate Planning Section

12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday October 15, 2008

HSBA Conference Room


ADR Section

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2008

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, ASB Tower, 20th Floor,

1001 Bishop St., Honolulu.

Selection of Neutrals: Key strategies in selecting arbitrators and mediators, procedures for disclosing and resolving potential conflicts of interest, insuring the confidentiality and integrity of the ADR process and communications, and related matters. 

Drinks provided. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

RSVP: Ellen Carson (524-1800). The program is free.


Natural Resources Section

Brown-Bag Lunch: Burial Laws and Land Acquisition/Property Development

Speaker: James K. Mee of Ashford and Wriston

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008

HSBA Conference Room



Tax Section

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Co-sponsored with Probate and Estate Planning Section and Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants

7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast

          8:00 am to 9:30 am - Presentation by Chief Counsel, followed by Q & A

Plaza Club, 20th Floor, Pioneer Plaza Building, 900 Fort Street Mall

Cost: $25 for members of Tax Section, Probate and Estate Planning Section, or HSCPA; $35 for non-members

RSVP:  Send email to jmm@miyasaki.com for registration form and payment information.




Want to join a Section?  View a list of our sections by clicking here and apply today.

You may also want to apply for a Neighbor Island Bar or Specialty Bar.

View list of Neighbor Island and Specialty Bars.




Bench/Bar Conference

November 14, 2008 at the Ala Moana Hotel

Learn the Seven Deadly Sins of Trial by noted speaker Tom Vesper at the November 14th Bench-Bar Conference.

It costs easily over a thousand dollars to attend a seminar by Vesper anywhere else, but you can listen to and see him here for only $45, including lunch! 

Register now for the Bench-Bar Conference!

See below for Tom Vesper’s other presentations.



CLE For Litigators

Friday, November 14, 2008

Depos for Dummies with Tom Vesper

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., HEI Training Center

Saturday, November 15, 2008

  Develop a Discovery Plan with Tom Vesper

 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., HSBA Conference Room

Join renowned trial prep consultant/speaker Tom Vesper for two days of Advanced Discovery and Trial Preparation.  Vesper will cover such topics as effective discovery, deposition techniques with difficult witnesses, “bullet proofing” clients for deposition, voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination, and closing remarks.

Register for these seminars.


December 9, 2008

Hot Topics in Litigation

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the HEI Training Center

Details for this seminar are subject to change. Please check www.hsba.org/cle-calendar.aspx for updates.




Mandatory Professionalism Course

November 21, 2008

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Honolulu Country Club

Brochure and Registration Form

The Supreme Court has amended HRSC 1.14, effective retroactively to July 1, 2007, to provide that the Mandatory Professionalism Course is to be taken no later than December 31 of the year following the year of election of active status. 

Thus each new Admit who elected active status after July 1, 2007 will have until December 31, 2008 to complete the course. This administrative change provides a uniform deadline and avoids compliance problems arising from scheduling of the course.




Version 2.1 Launched Today!

We are excited to present CASEMAKER 2.1, much improved with high-definition search functions and improved content.

We want this to be an easy switch for all our members. Please attend one of our New CASEMAKER Training Webinars in October:

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Your HSBA-sponsored online research engine has undergone updates and HSBA and CASEMAKER are pleased to present webinar training.

Check out Casemaker at www.hsba.org/casemakeraccess.aspx.

Simple CASEMAKER login instructions




Petition for Judicial Retention

Read the notice. Deadline October 14, 2008




Our member-access portal is now open! HSBA Members in good standing are now able to change CONTACT INFORMATION online by accessing http://MyHSBA.org.

You may change the following: published business address, telephone, fax, and email. To change your name or status, you must contact HSBA and comply with regulations regarding these items.




















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