The Appellate Section
Presents:

Morning Session
The Appellate Seminar will include 3 exciting and informative panels:

- Appealable Final Judgments, Orders and Decrees, and Appellate Jurisdiction

- Procedural Practice Pointers
- Appellate Panel
*must attend all 3 seminars to receive 3 CLE


Appealable Final Judgements, Orders and Decrees, and Appellate Jurisdiction

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Course Description

Mr. Kunkel will provide an overview of several key issues relating to appellate jurisdiction: what parties and trial courts must do in order to perfect an aggrieved party’s right to assert an appeal from the circuit courts, district courts, and family courts; exceptions to the general rule that a notice of appeal divests a trial court of jurisdiction; the various times when jurisdiction returns to a trial court at the conclusion of an appeal before the ICA and Hawaii Supreme Court; and how a party may attempt to convince a trial court to extend the thirty-day time period for filing a notice of appeal under HRAP Rule 4.

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Speaker



Daniel J. Kunkel

Daniel J. Kunkel has worked as a staff attorney for the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals from 2006 to the present, and for the Supreme Court of Hawaii from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he clerked for Justice Paula Nakayama of the Supreme Court of Hawaii for two years, and worked as a litigation attorney for a total of six years for the Honolulu Department of Corporation Counsel, the law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, and the law firm of Ashford & Wriston. He taught Legal Practice II as an adjunct professor for two years at the William S. Richardson School of Law, and he currently serves as an active member of the Hawaii Board of Bar Examiners. Daniel received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in German and English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1988. He has been admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

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Procedural Practice Pointers  

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Course Description

Mr. Pinal will offer a unique perspective from inside the Intermediate Court of Appeals to discuss fundamental appellate procedural requirements and provide helpful suggestions to avoid missteps, distractions, and delays. Topics include protecting personal information, electronic filing, record on appeal, motions, briefs, and bankruptcy.

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Speaker



Randy Pinal

Randy Pinal has been the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals’ Supervising Staff Attorney since 2012. He serves on the standing committee to review the Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Hawaii Board of Bar Examiners, and several committees charged with implementing the Judiciary’s 20/20 Strategic Plan. He previously served as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office, where he practiced civil, criminal, and administrative law at all levels in state and federal court, and received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Client Representation. He also was a contributing author and editor of the American Indian Law Deskbook.

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Appellate Panel

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Course Description

The Chief Justice, Chief Judge, and Solicitor General will answer questions posed by a moderator on appeal procedure including advice and practice tips for improving appellate practice, including motions, brief writing, and oral argument. If time permits, the panelists will take questions from the audience.

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Speakers



The Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald
, Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court

Mark E. Recktenwald was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on September 14, 2010. He joined the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice on May 11, 2009, and previously served as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals beginning in April 2007. Prior to his appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Recktenwald served as the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Hawai`i, and as an attorney in private practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of Chicago.


The Honorable Lisa M. Ginoza
Chief Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

Lisa M. Ginoza was sworn in as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals on April 24, 2018. Prior to being appointed to her current position, she was appointed as an Associate Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals on May 6, 2010. A graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Chief Judge Ginoza served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel P. King, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. She then entered private practice with the law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, where she became a partner and over the course of fourteen years had an extensive civil litigation practice. In January 2005, Chief Judge Ginoza was appointed to serve as First Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii. She has served in this position until her appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals in 2010. Chief Judge Ginoza is a Kailua High School graduate and received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, with highest distinction. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in Appellate Advocacy at the William S. Richardson School of Law.



Clyde Wadsworth
Hawaii Solicitor General

Clyde Wadsworth is the Solicitor General for the State of Hawaii. He has more than 30 years of litigation experience, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating, and has been nationally recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers in commercial litigation. In addition, Clyde is proud to have served as pro bono counsel in several significant cases brought to safeguard LGBT civil rights, including Romer v. Evans, the groundbreaking constitutional challenge to a Colorado law that banned non-discrimination measures. In 2014, he successfully argued Hawaii’s marriage equality case, Jackson v. Abercrombie, before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Clyde received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Politics from Princeton University and his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review.

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