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RPFSS: Ethics for Transactional Lawyers (LIVE WEBCAST)

RPFSS: Ethics for Transactional Lawyers (LIVE WEBCAST)
EVENT ENDED. Speaker: James A. Kawachika
RPFSS Brown Bag: Ethics for Transactional Lawyers

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Date and Time: Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Ethics Credit
Reminder: RSCH Rule 22(b) requires one CLE credit in ethics or professionalism education to be completed every three-years.The current block period to complete the ethics requirement is 2018-2020.  


$10 RPFSS Section Members (LIVE WEBCAST) (1 CLE Ethics Credit)
$35 Non RPFSS Section Members (LIVE WEBCAST) (1 CLE Ethics Credit)

Attorneys may join the RPFSS Section to take advantage of this RPFSS Section Member rate, membership is $30.* 
*If you would like to join the RPFSS Section, please submit separate checks made out to the HSBA for the RPFSS Section membership payment and download this CLE Registration Form.

Cost includes the LIVE webcast ONLY which will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm HST. 

Same day registrants are welcome, but please register at least one hour before the webcast.

Cancellation requests must be received by Friday, March 9, 2018 for a full refund. There will be no refunds if you miss the live webcast. Please check your system requirements early to avoid missing the program.  Availability of HSBA Staff assistance will be limited on the day of the program.    


A call from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) is the last thing any lawyer wants to receive. If this happens, what should you do? This presentation will cover the dos and don’ts of responding to an ODC inquiry.  

It will also cover the new conflict of interest rules under the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct since they were amended in 2014 and what you absolutely need to know about them.

James A. Kawachika, Deeley King Pang & Van Etten LLP

James A. Kawachika is counsel in the law firm of Deeley King Pang & Van Etten LLP, where his practice includes advising lawyers and law firms on legal ethics matters and representing lawyers before the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Disciplinary Board of the Hawai'i Supreme Court. He also serves as an expert witness in legal ethics and has taught professional responsibility law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i. 

Mr. Kawachika received his J.D. degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. He is a former chairperson of the Disciplinary Board of the Hawai'i Supreme Court and a past president of the Hawai'i State Bar Association. He currently represents Hawai'i  in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has served on both the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Standing Committee on Professional- Discipline. 

Mr. Kawachika is a past president and current board member of the Hawai'i justice Foundation and a director of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Judicature Society. He also serves as a commissioner on the Hawai'i Judicial Selection Commission.

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ADA Accommodation:  If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at cle@hsba.org or call 537-1868 and ask for the HSBA CLE Department at least 2 business days before the seminar.

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