The Hawaii State Bar Association Board

The Hawaii State Bar Association has been a part of Hawaii since 1899, when the Association was founded by a handful of volunteer lawyer members. The organization was incorporated in 1985 and in 1989 became the professional trade association for all lawyers licensed to practice law in Hawaii.

The mission of the Hawaii State Bar Association is "to unite and inspire Hawaii's lawyers to promote justice, serve the public, and improve the legal profession."

The Hawaii State Bar Association Board is compromised of 21 members that develop the guiding policies and principles underpinning its regulatory mission. 

2024 HSBA Board of Directors


(From Left to Right) Row 1: Mark M. Murakami, Kristin Izumi-Nitao, Jesse Souki, Mark K. Murakami;
Row 2: Carol Kitaoka, Jessica Domingo, Simeona Mariano;
Row 3: Robert Miyashita, Steven Chow;
Missing: Lanson Kupau, Jocelyn Chong, Geraldine Hasegawa, Amanda Jones, Ronette Kawakami, Erin Kobayashi, Jacob Lowenthal, Emiko Meyers, Kelcie Nagata, Paul Naso, Zale Okazaki

The 2024 Hawaii State Bar Association Board

Full NamePositionTerm StartTerm End
Jesse K. SoukiPresident1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Mark Motojuro MurakamiPresident-Elect1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Mark K. MurakamiVice President1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Kristin Emi Izumi-NitaoSecretary1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Lanson K. KupauTreasurer1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Jocelyn Win Chien ChongDirector - Oahu1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Steven J.T. ChowDirector - Oahu1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Jessica Robyn DomingoDirector - Oahu1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Geraldine N. HasegawaDirector - East Hawaii1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Amanda Marie JonesDirector - Oahu1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Ronette M. KawakamiDirector - Oahu1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Carol S. KitaokaDirector - West Hawaii1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Erin Michele Chou Lan KobayashiDirector - Oahu1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Jacob Kalei LowenthalDirector - Maui1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Simeona Lynn Liliuokalani Ahuna MarianoDirector - Oahu1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Emiko Lee Tsuneyoshi MeyersDirector - Kauai1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Robert Saburo MiyashitaDirector - Oahu1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Kelcie Kiyomi NagataDirector - YLD1/1/2024 12:00:00 AM12/31/2025 12:00:00 AM
Paul William NasoDirector - Oahu1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM
Zale T. OkazakiDirector - Oahu1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM12/31/2024 12:00:00 AM