TOMORROW! Hawaii Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument at Farrington High School
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Wallace Rider Farrington High School auditorium before an audience of approximately 200 students from Farrington and Mililani High Schools.The oral argument is open to members of the Bar and the public. The argument will be followed by two separate question-and-answer sessions for the students; these sessions will be closed to the public and the Bar.
This will be the first time that the Hawaii Supreme Court has convened at a high school and the first oral argument to be held under the Judiciary’s Courts in the Community project.
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A Message from President Carol K. Muranaka:
Great upcoming events! I might have mentioned this before, but they are so good that I wanted to repeat myself.
- June 12: 2012 Access to Justice Conference at the William S. Richardson School of Law
- Sept. 9-11: Conference with the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association, Tokyo, Japan
- Oct. 27: Annual fundraiser dinner for the Hawaii Justice Foundation and the Friends of the Judiciary History Center
For those of you who are looking to satisfy your altruistic nature or merely to meet the annual three MCPE credits requirement, please come to the Access to Justice Conference. Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow will be the keynote speaker, and there will be thought-provoking workshops.
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CLE Update: Your HSBA Programs Department is working hard to fulfill its commitment to provide convenient and affordable MCPE and VCLE programs for YOU! Have a suggestion for seminar topics or speakers? We'd love to hear from you, contact us today!
Save the Date!
- Revised Dates & Location! 2012 Professionalism Courses: June 16 & Nov. 17 at the William S. Richardson School of Law
- Solo and Small Firm Conference (featuring Dustin Cole): June 29 at the Honolulu Country Club
- Bar Convention: September 21 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Webcasts at Your Convenience: 24/7!
Webcasts of past 3-MCPE credit presentations are available anytime. Watch from your office or home, but upon purchase you must complete the viewing within 48 hours. Full list of available webcasts can be found on our CLE webpage.
Stay tuned to the CLE webpage for the latest.
2012 Leadership Institute, CALL FOR APPLICANTS- Deadline to Apply is April 10, 2012!
Ready to be a leader? We'll give you the tool! The Leadership Institute is looking for its fourth class of fellows!
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Apply online today! Looking for more information? Contact staff liasion, Joanie Shiroma, at email@example.com.
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Judiciary News- Latest Happenings!
- The Supreme Court of Hawai`i seeks your comments on recent proposed rules changes:
- The HSBA Board would like to receive your comments by March 5, 2012 on the following proposed Supreme Court Rule amendments. Comments may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline to Comment on Petition of Retention, March 9: The Judicial Selection Commission announces that the term of the Honorable David W. Lo as District Court Judge of the First Circuit, State of Hawai`i, will expire on August 22, 2012. The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments on whether Judge Lo should be retained in office for a new term. See official notice.
- Circuit Court of the Second Circuit Seeks Independent Grand Jury Counsel, Deadline March 31, 2012: The Second Circuit Court is seeking applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsels. If you are interested in being considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a resume by March 31, 2012 to: Chief Judge Shackley F. Raffetto Second Circuit Court 2145 Main Street Wailuku, HI 96793.
- Per Diem Judge Appointments: Paul A. Meares & Kevin A.K. Souza have been appointed by Chief Justice Recktenwald on a per diem basis as judges of the District Court, First Circuit and designation to preside as District Family Judge of the District Family Court of the First Circuit.
A Message from YLD President John Roth:
The YLD board met in the beginning of February to outline our 2012 goals and delegate responsibilities. We are excited to work closely with the HSBA President, Carol Muranaka. The YLD would like to support the HSBA’s efforts to raise money for the Hawaii Justice Foundation and Friends of the Judiciary History Center by assisting in the planning and execution of the annual fundraising dinner and silent auction.
The YLD board would also like to launch a new program in 2012 – VETERAN’S ASSISTANCE PROJECT. Keep your eyes open for more information regarding this project.
Lastly, I'd like to recognize our board members that have graciously volunteered to chair YLD programs.
See full message here.
Applicants Being Sought for Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Board Vacancy
Applicants are being sought for the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection of the Bar of Hawaii board (LFCP). This is to fill a term expiring on January 31, 2015 for one of the attorney positions on the five member board.
The LFCP board members serve without compensation and are appointed by the Supreme Court of Hawaii. The duties of the board are to oversee and administer the LFCP, the purpose of which is to reimburse, to the extent provided by the Rules of the Hawai’i Supreme Court, losses caused by dishonest conduct of members of bar.
Interested individuals should send a letter and resume indicating their interest in serving on the LFCP board to: Gayle J. Lau, Acting Chair Nominating Committee of the Hawai’i Supreme Court, P.O. Box 26436, Honolulu, HI 96825.