december 2011

Dec. 13-30: MCPE MARATHON! Video Replays and Webcasts DAILY!

December 15- Business Law Section Meeting

December 15- Real Property and Financial Services Section Annual Meeting

December 16- Deadline to Apply for YLD-Oahu Board Position

December 17- YLD Board Meeting and Retreat

December 19- Deadline to Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rule 65 of the Rules of the Land Court and Form A.

December 20- Intellectual Property Section Meeting

December 23- Year-End Sale on HSBA Publications Ends

December 26- HSBA Office Closed in Observance of Christmas

December 28- HSBA Board Meeting

>> December 28- HSBA Holiday Reception and Open-House! Stop by our offices to say Mahalo to Lyn and Louise and Aloha to Pat and Carol! <<

>> Saturday, December 31 (HSBA will be closed and unavailable to take calls or walk-ins)- Deadline to Submit Attorney Renewal

January 2, 2012- HSBA Office Closed in Observance of New Year

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don't forget!

Your HSBA membership entitles you to a discounted rate on movie-saving coupons! Visit the HSBA office today to purchase your coupons valid at Consolidated and Regal Theaters! These make great holiday stuffers!



We wish you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!

Looking for a way to contribute to our legal community ? Remember those in need during these difficult times by donating your time and money to the legal service providers who do so much on behalf of the legal community!  



Renewing is easy! Just follow these easy steps!


NOTE: Many of our frequently asked questions are addressed in the supporting documents provided on our renewal page. If you are still having trouble, please call us at 808-537-1868.

CLE MARATHON AND CLOSE-OUT DEALS: The CLE programs department has great deals this holiday season!

Live Seminar:

  • Friday, December 16, 2011
    What you Need to Know about the Internal Structure of the Law Firm
    Register for Live Presentation OR Live Webcast

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: HSBA Conference Room
    1.5 MCPE Credit
    Speaker: Peter Lenhart, Attorney at Law; Adrienne Yoshihara, Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong, LLLP

Video Replays at HSBA: DAILY!

  • From 12/19 thru 12/30, the HSBA will host a replay of a 3- MCPE credit seminar DAILY! Catch the full schedule of video replays here.

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.

Publication Sale Extended Until December 23!

See our catalog here. Sale up to 20 percent off!



A Message from President Louise K.Y. Ing:

Happy hoildays and mahalo for the privilege of serving as your president this year.  My final pitch is to drop by the HSBA offices on December 28 from 4-6 p.m. for our holiday reception to welcome our new 2012 leaders, including executive director Pat Mau-Shimizu and HSBA President Carol Muranaka.  We will also bid aloha to our departing 2011 leaders including current executive director Lyn Flanigan.  (P.S. And don't forget that year-end gift to one or more of our legal service providers to support their work in increasing access to justice!)

We look forward to seeing you on December 28! Click the invitation below for full details.

Judiciary News- Latest Happenings!

A Message from YLD President Levi Hookano:

Well, here we are at the end of a very successful year with the YLD. The year has passed by very quickly and the YLD has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time.  We have completed another successful year of the High School Mock Trial Competition, reached more people during our Law Week clinics than ever before, partnered with KHON’s Action Line on two occasions, taught our elementary school students about making good decisions in their lives, and seen the generosity of our attorney volunteers in the wake of devastating natural disasters. 

Everything that we have done this year could not have been accomplished without the dedication of the YLD officers and directors and the countless volunteer hours put in by your fellow attorneys.  I can honestly say that 2011 has been a culminating year for the YLD.  Although we have all done so much in 2011, I also know that 2012 will bring even greater rewards under the leadership of John Roth and our new Executive Director, Patricia Mau-Shimizu.  These are exciting times, and having spoke to all of the newest lawyers in Hawaii I know the future of the legal profession is in good hands.

I’d especially like to thank our Treasurer, Leighton Hara, with whom I have served on the board for several years and we both will departing the board this year.  Best of luck to the 2012 board and everyone please have a safe and happy holidays and new year!