ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BAR CONVENTION IS OPEN!
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE CHECK THE HSBA WEBSITE AS ANY CHANGES TO THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE POSTED THERE.
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.