August 2011

August 17- Probate and Estate Planning Section Meeting

August 18- Business Law Section Meeting

August 18- Labor & Employment Section Meeting

August 19- HSBA Office Closed in Observance of Statehood

August 19- Application Deadline: Vacancy on Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters

August 22- HSBA ELECTION: Electronic ballots deployed

August 24- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Pau Hana Gathering

August 24- Family Law Section Meeting

August 25- HSBA Board Meeting

August 25- Deadline to Purchase the 2011-2012 Bar Directory

August 26- SCD Coffee Hour: AARP Services and Benefits

August 31- Deadline to Reserve AD Space in the 2011 HSBA Bar Convention Supplement

August 31: Deadline Extended! Applicants Sought to Serve on MCLE Board


>> Deadline to Order Bar Directory Extended! Orders will be accepted up until August 25, 2011! Please see the 2011-12 Order Form for additional details. No extras will be available for purchase after print. ACTIVE members, except those who opted for an electronic version, will receive a printed directory.

  • Inactive members (will receive a disk) can purchase a printed directory for $12 + $8 handling

  • Anyone (members + nonmembers) can purchase a printed directory for $41.88 + $8 handling

>> Photos! See our 2011 Annual Dinner Photos via our Photo Gallery. You can also check out the photos from CJ Richardson's Tribute Ceremony from earlier this month. Photos compliments of Spencer Kimura of the Law School.

>> 2012 Attorney Renewal Deadline: The Deadline for 2012 Renewal will be December 31, 2011.

>> Bar Journal! Our August issue is Available Online.

>> Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation Annual Gala Fundraiser! See details for the September 17 event here.



Register today for next month's Bar Convention that will feature timely CLE programs and updated manuals!

See our event webpage for a breakdown of the programs and speakers and for special instructions for online registration.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Eric Yamamoto
  • Presentation of the HSBA Annual Awards
  • Announcement of the 2012 HSBA election results (Have you read up on our candidates? See profiles here. Ballots will be deployed on Monday, August 22.)

Contact the CLE program department if you have questions at or (808) 537-1868.

A Message from President Louise K.Y. Ing:

One of the benefits of serving as HSBA president is attending the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting, as well as the concurrent meeting of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. This month, it was in Toronto, Canada. Attending is a good reminder of the impressive resources, access to hot topics and networking (not to mention tourism and dining) opportunities that abound at ABA meetings.

Some of the hot topics discussed at meetings/presentations that I attended that resonate here in Hawai`i were many. See a list of my thoughts about it here.

By the way, the US immigration official looked at me quizzically when I told him I'd been at the ABA Annual Meeting in Canada. A little known fact is that ABA has 23,000 Canadian members as ABA members. This column is too short to write about Lyn Flanigan's and my amazing dining discoveries. If you're interested, contact us.

YOU'RE INVITED: FREE Coffee Hour Covering AARP Services and Benefits!

The Senior Counsel Division invites you to attend a coffee hour on August 26 at Noon at the HSBA. Special guest speaker Bruce Bottorff, AARP Hawaii Associate State Director, will be on hand to answer your AARP-related questions. See our event flyer for more information.

Judicial Admin Committee- Results of Survey Questionnaire Posted!

Your HSBA Judicial Administration Committee (JAC) maintains a close relationship with the Judiciary on matters of mutual concern to the Bench and Bar and is committed to the improvement of the judiciary and administration of justice.

Last year, the JAC did a “talk story” session with the civil Circuit Court Judges and certain HSBA Sections whose practice was primarily in Circuit Court, to discuss how the Bench and Bar could work together to address the Court’s policies and procedures affected by the budgetary cuts and to improve the judicial process and administration of justice. As a result of that talk story session, JAC developed a questionnaire asking the civil Circuit Court Judges about their respective policies and procedures for things such as motions, discovery, pre-trial matters and settlement conferences.

The questionnaire results are posted on the HSBA website here.


Judiciary News- Lastest Happenings!

Kauai Self-Help Center Off to Great Start!

On Friday, July 29, Kauai attorneys participated in an orientation and training session to prepare for the opening of the Court's Self-Help Center. The Center looks to open for operation by early September.

A Message from YLD President Levi Hookano:

I just returned from the ABA/YLD annual meeting in Toronto, Canada and there are some exciting initiatives going on at the national level.  First, the ABA/YLD elections were held and we have a new Secretary-Treasurer, Mario Sullivan.  The ABA/YLD is also supporting a couple of resolutions to promote increased law student participation in the governance of the ABA and new professional standards in the representation of persons charged with a capital crime.  

Locally, the HSBA/YLD will soon be holding its own elections for its officers and directors.  I encourage all of you to run for a position and get involved with the YLD and to vote for the future leaders of our division.  Additionally, with the start of the new school year, I am committed to working closely with our law students to educate them about the Bar and the YLD so that they are ready to enter our profession with confidence and a professional attitude.  I know that all of you will do the same and I look forward to working with you to develop our future lawyers and leaders of the YLD.

Announcement: The Inter-Pacific Bar Association is now accepting scholarship applications for young lawyers to attend the IPBA's Annual Meeting and Conference in New Delhi, India from February 29 to March 3, 2012. Application deadline is October 31, 2011.