May 1
  • 2013 Law Week

    May 3
  • 41st Annual Law Day Golf Tournament
  • DLSP Access to Justice Training (2 MCPE)
  • YLD Board Meeting

    May 4
  • YLD Law Week Legal Information Clinics

    May 8
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Comment Deadline (Rules 11 & 17, Trust Accounting)

    May 10
  • 2013 HSBA Spring Conference

    May 12
  • William S. Richardson School of Law Commencement

    May 15
  • Federal Bar Association Brownbag
  • Application Deadline for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program and Disciplinary Board

    May 20
  • Appellate Section Meeting

    May 23
  • HSBA Board Meeting

    May 30
  • Deadline to Apply: Basic Legal Staff Training

    LEGAL LINE will be held on the following dates for the month of May: May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. If you are interested in volunteering your time to this cause, please email

    Pro Bono Legal Training Seminars - The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is offering attorneys monthly brown bag trainings free of charge to those who take a pro bono case with Legal Aid. Neighbor Island attorneys may call in. On May 24, the seminar will cover adult guardianships. For more information email

    Maui Self-Help Center Volunteers - Attorneys who have attended the SHC training can volunteer at the Maui Self-Help Center. The SHC is open every Thursday, excluding holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The first shift is 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the second shift is 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. SHC-trained volunteer attorneys can sign up for shifts at

    To schedule a training session, send an email to

  • The 2013 HSBA Spring Conference will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 with keynote speaker Russell Waters who will cover "The Disciplinary Process, Best Practices, and Managing Your Risk." For members who have not registered, sign up today for substantive programs, networking opportunities, and up to 4.25 MCPE credits!

    Other topics include: Tax Management for Solo and Small Firms; Detecting and Preventing Employee Embezzlement; Disaster Strikes! - Business Continuity in the Event of a Disaster; Managing Client Expectations in a World of Connectivity; and many more!

    View the 2013 Spring Conference flyer for more information and register here.

    Hawaii State Bar Association YLD Law Week 2013

    The Young Lawyers Division of the HSBA is hosting Law Week service projects this week.

    As part of that effort, free Legal Clinics providing legal information to the public will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oahu and Neighbor Island locations. Free legal information will be given on a variety of topics including bankruptcy, divorce, child custody, elder care, employment law, and more. View the flyer for specific Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Big Island locations.


    The 2013 Hawaii Access to Justice Conference -- AND JUSTICE FOR ALL? -- sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission will be on Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the William S. Richardson School of Law.

    Please attend to be part of an exciting, provocative discussion about seeking justice for the underserved, including excellent opportunities for audience participation.

    Hawaii attorneys attending this event can receive three mandatory continuing professional education ("MCPE") credits, which will satisfy in full the yearly three MCPE credit requirement. This event is co-sponsored by the Hawaii Justice Foundation, HSBA, and the William S. Richardson School of Law.

    Request For Input on Hawaii Supreme Court Amended Rule

    The Hawaii Supreme Court amended Rule 12.2 (c) of the Rules of the Circuit Courts of the State of Hawaii last year, effective July 1, 2012. Rule 12.2 covers Alternative Dispute Resolution and subsection (c) addresses selection of the neutral for ADR processes that are ordered by the court.

    The Judiciary would like input from the Bar on subsection (c) of Rule 12.2. Please contact Elizabeth Kent, Director of the Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, with your comments by May 20. You may email her or call her at 539-4238. Thank you.