Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute

The practice of law is unique in Hawaii with its melting pot of cultures and rich history. The HSBA Leadership Institute is designed to foster professional growth and enhance leadership skills of future leaders from all areas of the Bar."

ABOUT: Leadership Institute

The Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute was developed in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the bar’s strategic planning process, in which leadership development became a key focus. The Institute encourages diversity among the leaders of the bar by recruiting and targeting members with 3-15 years of practice and have a keen interest in expanding their talents and services to the bar and community at large.


Any HSBA attorney who is in good standing, has practiced 3-15 years and can commit to attend all sessions of the program. The selection process will be competitive, based on resume submissions and responses to the program application. Call for applications start early spring with an announcement of chosen fellows by April.  Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 fellows.


Fellows will spend four hours per month interacting with presenters. Exact dates and times will be noted on the candidate agreement page. Each program is facilitated by bar members and will feature prominent leaders of the legal profession and the greater community. At the end of the program, each fellow is required to develop and undertake an approved project based on what has been learned and demonstrating their commitment to leadership.

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Interested in learning more?

See program highlights and testimonials OR contact HSBA Leadership Staff Liaison Jennifer Brindley at jbrindley@hsba.org.