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Minding Your Ps and Qs (RECORDED)

Minding Your Ps and Qs for Attorneys: Guidelines on Professionalism and Courtesy (RECORDED)

This program is a recording of the Live Seminar held on July 29, 2016. 
If you attended the live program; You cannot claim CLE for watching this recorded program.  


Did you know that the Hawaii State Judiciary has published “Guidelines of Professional Courtesy and Civility”?  These are guidelines to be embraced and aspired-to by attorneys in the Aloha State. However, as the practice of law changes and grows, these basic tenets are overlooked or forgotten.


Join us for this presentation by one of the original drafters of the guidelines and two HSBA members.  The panel will review:

  • Real-life examples of acceptable and unacceptable behavior;
  • Provide insight into the purpose and formation of the Guidelines; and
  • Explore ethical obligations that are emerging with new technologies. 

This will be a practical seminar focused on our profession’s commitment to collaboration, cooperation, and civility.

About the speakers:

Justice James Duffy is a retired associate justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court, a respected mediator, and one of the drafters of Hawaii’s Guidelines on Professional Courtesy and Civility. He will offer some historical context and insight regarding Hawaii’s Guidelines on Professional Courtesy and Civility.

Gail Cosgrove is a partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP and has a practice that focuses on medical liability litigation. She will lend her insights and serve as a moderator for this discussion

David Hoftiezer is an Associate at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP who practiced anti-corruption law prior to working as a litigator and environmental attorney in Hawaii. He is also well versed in the area of e-discovery and will discuss the best uses of social media within the Guidelines of Civility.

Duration: approximately 1 hour
Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Ethics Credit. 
Cost: $50
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This seminar will be available in your classroom to view for 1 year from the date of purchase OR until July 29, 2018 which ever comes sooner.  

ADA Accommodation:  In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require accommodation for a disability, please contact us by email at cle@hsba.org; or by phone at 537-1868 and ask for the CLE Department before purchasing the program. 

Questions? Please contact HSBA CLE Department at 537-1868 or CLE@hsba.org. 

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