Civility Diversity & Inclusion (LIVE WEBCAST)

Civility Diversity & Inclusion (LIVE WEBCAST)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Speakers: Judge (Ret) Leslie Hayashi, 1st Circuit District Court ; Judith Pavey, Starn O’Toole Marcus & FIsher; Rai Saint Chu, Turbin Chu Heidt; Maile Shimabukuro, State Senator for District 21; Professor Avi Soifer, Former Dean, Richardson Law School
Evolving Awareness: Diversity & Inclusion
Hosted by - HWL (Hawaii Women Lawyers) & HSBA (Hawaii State Bar Assoc.) 

(Live Webcast)

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 
This livestream webinar will be available through your HSBA CLE Classroom for HSBA Members (TO VERIFY YOUR SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY CLICK HERE)
If you are a Non-HSBA member or Law Student HSBA Bar Card Member, you will receive instructions on how to the livestream webinar..
          


Credit:
 This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Ethics Credit.

Price:

$40 HSBA Member (LIVE WEBCAST)
$50 Non-HSBA Member (LIVE WEBCAST)*
Law Student HSBA Bar Card Member Free (LIVE WEBCAST)**

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/Refunds: 
Cancellation requests must be received by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 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.    


Summary:

Join our esteemed panel for their insights on the evolving concept and practice of "civility" in our legal system, as it relates to increasing diversity among the Hawaii bar, and ever-changing "rules" (both actual rules of practice and societal norms). Discussion will include specific suggestions for consideration & day-to-day implementation.  
 
Our panelists are: Judge (Ret) Leslie Hayashi, 1st Circuit District Court ; Judith Pavey, Starn O’Toole Marcus & FIsher; Rai Saint Chu, Turbin Chu Heidt; Maile Shimabukuro, State Senator for District 21; Afi Soifer, former Dean, Richardson Law School  
 
Moderated by Tricia Nakamatsu – Deputy Prosecuting Attorney; past President of Hawaii Women Lawyers 

Speakers:

Judge (ret.), Leslie Hayashi, 1st Circuit District Court
In her 25 years of service as a District Court Judge (ret.), Leslie Hayashi spearheaded numerous initiatives to address gender equity and diversity issues, and received numerous awards for professional excellence, including the ABA’s 2003 Franklin N. Flaschner Award, HSBA's (very first) 2005 Outstanding Leadership for Diversity in the Legal Profession Award, and the 2011 Hawaii Friends of Justice's Judicial Innovation Award. Judge Hayashi is a past President of Hawaii Women Lawyers, and was instrumental in establishing the Domestic Violence Legal Hotline, which eventually became the Domestic Violence Action Center.  She was also part of an HWL Ad Hoc Committee on Gender Bias, which developed into the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Committee on Equality and Access to the Courts; she served as a member and periodic co-chair of that Committee for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as Treasurer for The National Judicial College’s Board of Trustees.

Maile Shimabukuro, State Senator for District 21
Senator Maile Shimabukuro represents Senate District 21, which encompasses Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko‘Olina, Nanakuli, Ma‘ili, Wai‘anae, Makaha and Makua. She has served as a State Senator since 2010--after serving 7 years as a State Representative for Wai‘anae, Makaha and Makua--and has served as Chair of the Senate's Hawaiian Affairs Committee since 2013. In the course of her service, Senator Shimabukuro has dealt with a wide array of controversial matters, ranging from TMT to the Hawaiian Homes waitlist.  She is also a member of the Ways and Means, and Transportation Committees, and previously served as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Committee.  Outside of her time as a legislator, Senator Shimabukuro serves as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, representing primarily family and public benefit cases.

Judith Pavey, Starn O’Toole Marcus & FIsher
Judith Pavey's experience in litigation and litigation-related alternative dispute resolution has spanned over 45 years, covering a broad spectrum of both criminal and civil matters. In 2008, Ms. Pavey joined Starn O'Toole and Fisher, where she currently serves as Of Counsel, having gained particular distinction for her practice in commercial and corporate litigation, personal injury, defective products, consumer fraud, and professional negligence cases. On multiple occasions, Ms. Pavey has been recognized for excellence by The Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year" lists, in multiple practice areas, and she is regularly listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business, and Hawaii Super Lawyers. Ms. Pavey has served on multiple boards and committees, and continues to serve on the Hawaii Supreme Court's Professionalism Committee, as well as HSBA's CLE Committee, which she currently chairs.

Rai Saint Chu, 
Turbin Chu Heidt
As the founder of Hawaii Women Lawyers, Rai Saint Chu has a legacy of meeting inequity and prejudice head-on, which is also reflected in her past work as a Deputy Public Defender, Legal Aid attorney, lobbyist for the Mental Health Association of Hawaii, attorney for the State House of Representatives, practitioner in various small firms and now as a partner with Turbin Chu Heidt, focusing in personal injury practice. In 1978, Ms. Saint Chu was elected to serve in the Hawaii Constitutional Convention, where she was involved in the legal creation of the Judicial Selection Commission, the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, etc, and in 2009, she was elected as HSBA President. Throughout her career, Ms. Saint Chu has been an ardent supporter and educator for the legal community--both locally and nationally--and has served on numerous boards and committees for the HSBA and other non-profit organizations, such as Girls Scouts Council of Hawaii, Junior League of Hawaii, and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii. 

Professior Avi Soifer, Former Dean, Richardson Law School
Former Dean Aviam Soifer received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1972. He also holds B.A. cum laude (1969) and a Master of Urban Studies degree (1972) from Yale. While in law school, he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal, a director of the Law School Film Society, and a director of the Legal Services Organization. He helped to found the C.V.H. Project, representing people in Connecticut’s largest mental hospital. 

In 1972-73, he clerked for then-Federal District Judge Jon O. Newman. He received Boston College’s Distinguished Senior Research Award, and he was appointed as a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Wisconsin's Legal Studies Institute. His book, Law and the Company We Keep (Harvard University Press, 1995) was awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial National Jesuit Book Prize in professional studies. 

Former Dean Soifer began teaching law at the University of Connecticut in 1973, received a Law and Humanities Fellowship at Harvard University in 1976-77, and taught at Boston University from 1979-1993. He served as Dean and taught at Boston College Law School from 1993-1998, and continued to teach there until 2003, when he became Dean and began teaching at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i. He left the deanship in 2020, and he continues to teach and write primarily in the area of constitutional law.

Former Dean Soifer has served as a Commissioner on the Hawai‘i Access to Justice Commission since its inception. He chairs the Commission’s Committee on Education, Communications, and Conference Planning, and he is involved in a variety of other local and national public interest projects.

Moderated by Tricia Nakamatsu – Deputy Prosecuting Attorney; past President of Hawaii Women Lawyers

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Notice of Videotaping: With the permission of guest speakers, the HSBA selectively webcasts and videotapes CLE seminars for attorneys not physically present in the seminar room. As an in-person attendee your voice and likeness may be included in the webcast or videotape. By attending the seminar you are authorizing the HSBA to include name, voice and likeness to the extent included in the webcast or video recording. Video recordings may be made available or purchase and viewing on the HSBA website. 

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When
12/7/2021

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