Upcoming CLE Events


September 12, 19 & 26, 2008

Associate’s Bootcamp: What They Don’t Teach You In Law School

Co-sponsored with Vantage Counsel LLC (Greg Kim & Melissa Pavlicek).

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: HSBA Conference Room, 1132 Bishop St., Ste. 306


2008 HSBA Annual Bar Convention


Friday, October 24, 2008

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Join us for exciting CLE programs and spell-binding speaker and constitutional law expert Professor Neal Katyal of Georgetown University.


Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal spoke at our 2007 Annual Meeting on his Supreme Court victory in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a case that has been characterized as “…simply the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law ever. Ever.” Katyal, an authority on the role of the President and Congress in time of war and theories of constitutional interpretation, will share recent research and observations on “Judicial Independence and the Founding Fathers: A look at the Roberts Court” at the Annual Meeting luncheon.


Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon

YLD members, join us for Chief Justice Moon’s address at the YLD Annual Breakfast Meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.



CLE Programs:

FULL DAY Programs

• Updated Real Estate Law Manual Volume One

• Family Law Update Program 2008

• Legal Professionals: Paralegal Procedures - Approaching Trial, Arbitration or Mediation

MORNING Programs

• Current Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law

• Update of the Hawaii Probate Forms Manual

• Regulation of Charitable Solicitation Practices in Hawaii

• The Limited Liability Company Workshop

• Law & Technology: Managing E-Mail, Information Technology and 60 More Tech Tips


• Human Resource Law for the Law Office Manual

• Protecting Intellectual Property in Innovative Industries

• Medical Malpractice: Stroke, Breast Cancer and Structured Settlements

• New Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court



Section Connection


Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section

Board Meeting (All members welcome)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2008

Bring your own lunch.

HSBA Conference Room

Elder Law Section

12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2008

HSBA Conference Room

Natural Resources Section

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HSBA Conference Room

Probate and Estate Planning Section

12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008

HSBA Conference Room

Family Law Section

12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Circuit Court Building Multipurpose Room

For more information, please visit www.hawaiifamilylawsection.org/

International Law Section

Speakers/Topic: Sean I. Chu, Esq., who recently returned to Hawaii after working in Korea , will share his experiences and describe developments in the Korean legal market.   Hon. Patrick W. Border (see his article “Jury Trial, Korean Style” on page 27 of the August 2008 Hawaii Bar Journal ), will discuss Korea’s new jury trial system.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HSBA Conference Room

Public welcome.   Light lunch provided for those who RSVP to ils@hsba.org by Friday, September 19.

Tax Section Meeting

"People Smarts. A presentation designed to help people understand key tips to working more effectively with all types of people."

Speaker: Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura of THINK, LLC

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cades Schutte, 12th Floor Large Conference Room, 1000 Bishop Street

Cost: Free for Tax Section Members, Lunch served promptly at 11:45 a.m.

RSVP: receptionist@cades.com or 521-9200 by Friday, Sept. 19


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Presidential Debates: HSBA-Style

Watch the 2008 HSBA Election Debates!

Want to know where your candidates stand on issues facing the HSBA?   Or how their opinions differ on how to best lead the HSBA? Hear it straight from the source!

We encourage you to also read the Candidate Bios for our President-Elect and Vice President hopefuls.

Participate in our new Q&A Bulletin Board with candidates for HSBA President-Elect and Vice President!

We need your help! Each week candidates will have a chance to answer YOUR QUESTIONS on our website. If you have questions for the candidates for HSBA President-Elect or Vice President, please send them to info@hsba.org with “Q&A” in the subject line.



New YLD Website!

We are excited to tell you about our new YLD website which will launch sometime this month!

The site will be accessed through the HSBA website, with new features and reorganized for your convenience.

Some new features will include a section on Hawaii's Mock Trial program and more resources for YLD members.

Look for more details about YLD programs and projects on the new site!



…To the Office of the Corporation Counsel for volunteering for LEGALLINE for the month of August!



Anticipated Vacancy in Judicial Office

Read the Anticipated Judicial Vacancy Notice, Deadline September 22, 2008.


Part-Time Magistrate Sought for Kwajalein

Read the Notice.   Deadline: September 19, 2008.


Executive Director of ODC Hired

The Disciplinary Board recently announced that Janet L. Hunt has been engaged as Executive Director of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel effective September 15, 2008.  Read the notice.




Our member-access portal is now open! HSBA Members in good standing are now able to change CONTACT INFORMATION online by accessing http://MyHSBA.org.

You may change the following: published business address, telephone, fax, and email. To change your name or status, you must contact HSBA and comply with regulations regarding these items.


Photo Journal:

At the August Board meeting HSBA President Jeff Sia presented Walter Kirimitsu, Chair of the Friends of the Family Specialty Court, with a share of the proceeds from the 2008 HSBA Annual Fundraising Dinner.  

  President Sia presents James Kawachika, chair of the Hawaii Justice Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds from the HSBA Annual Dinner.

HSBA Board members listen as James Kawachika of the Hawaii Justice Foundation shares their plans for the proceeds of HSBA's 2008 Annual Fundraising Dinner.

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