Welcome to the Young Lawyer's Division Webpage


About Us

 

Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is automatic for all HSBA members until the end of the calendar year in which you turn 36 years old or if you have been in practice less than five years anywhere. See our Bylaws for more information.

The YLD aims to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, to promote camaraderie among members, and to equip members with the skills to grow, thrive, and promote the public welfare.

We invite and encourage members to take an active role in the YLD!  Contact us at yldhawaii@gmail.com with questions, comments, or suggestions.  Feel free to join us at our monthly meetings.  See our current meeting schedule .

The YLD is a proud affiliate of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA).  For more information regarding the ABA YLD activities and resources, see the ABA YLD website.


- Addison Bonner, HSBA YLD President

UPCOMING PROJECTS & EVENTS

  • 2020 Mock Trial Program
  • Now seeking volunteer attorneys for the High School Mock Trial program Jan 28 – March 3 at the Circuit court. Please email yldmocktrial@gmail.com or call 808-537-1868 to volunteer.
  • Legal Lines – Every Wednesday from 6-7PM. Call 808-537-1868

 

ANNUAL PROJECTS

 

VOLUNTEERS

YLD is always looking for project volunteers for these projects: Legal Lines, Junior Judges, Mock Trial, and Law Week)  . E-mail us at yldhawaii@gmail.com

 

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

 

CONTACT US



                                


YLD Board Members (left to right): Kelden Waltjen, Christilei Hessler, Bryan Chee, Michelle Ching, Summer H. Kaiawe, Kyleigh Nakasone, Michi Momose, Elaine Chow, Addison Bonner, Katherine Lukela, and Christopher St. Sure Not pictured: Marissa Agena, Laura Cushman, Cameron Holm, Jamil Newirth, and Daniel Padilla



Our Projects/Committees

 

  • Social Networking & Media
  • YLD Socials
  • Member Services & Development

 

Social Networking & Media 2019 Chair: Daniel J. Padilla


Description: YLD Directors coordinate YLD social media platforms, which include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At least one member of the Social NetworkingCommittee is expected to attend YLD events to provide timely information to YLD’s social network.

Timeframe: January 2019 – December 2019, ongoing basis.

2019 Committee Members:


  • Marissa Y. Agena
  • Michelle Ching
  • Summer H. Kaiawe



 

 

YLD Socials 2019 Chair: Cameron Holm


Description: YLD Directors coordinate and schedule various gatherings and

networking opportunities for HSBA members to help promote camaraderie and civility.


Timeframe: January 2019 – December 2019, ongoing basis.

2019 Committee Members:


  • Christilei Hessler
  • Kelden Waltjen
  • Christopher St. Sure
  • Summer H. Kaiawe


 

Member Services & Development 2019 Chair: Summer H. Kaiawe

Description: YLD Directors coordinate professional legal and personal development opportunities to help enrich HSBA members both in their professional careers and personal lives.

Timeframe: January 2019 – December 2019, ongoing basis.


2019 Committee Members:


  • Summer H. Kaiawe
 


2020 YLD Board

PositionFull NameEmployer
PresidentAddison Dale BonnerHosoda & Bonner, LLLC
Vice PresidentChristopher Paul St. SureGoodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP
SecretaryTiffany Liianela Hanako KaeoDept. of the Prosecuting Attorney
TreasurerKyleigh Frances Keiko NakasoneLaw Off. of Leslie R. Kop
Director - MauiKristen Catherine Spees MarchelloAttorney at Law
Director - OahuJasmine Nicole Yin Wun WongHawaiian Electric Co., Inc.
Director - OahuLeo Yosuke ShimizuPorter McGuire Kiakona, LLP
Director - OahuNelisa Kalaupapahiwa Mariko AsatoMatson Navigation
Director - OahuRyan K.P. KanakaoleDept. of the Attorney General
Director - East HawaiiKelden Braun Akoni WaltjenOff. of the Prosecuting Attorney
Director - OahuMichi MomoseCades Schutte LLP
Director - OahuChristilei Healani Cecilia HesslerCox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP
Director - OahuDaniel Joseph PadillaCarlsmith Ball LLP
Director - KauaiMarissa Yukiko AgenaOff. of the Public Defender

Contact Us 

 

 

We invite and encourage members to take an active role in the YLD!  Contact us at yldhawaii@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.