HSBA Young Lawyers Division

About Us

Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is automatic for all HSBA members until the end of the calendar year in which you turn 36 years old or if you have been in practice less than five years anywhere. See our Bylaws for more information.

The YLD aims to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, to promote camaraderie among members, and to equip members with the skills to grow, thrive, and promote the public welfare.

We invite and encourage members to take an active role in the YLD! Contact us at [email protected] with questions, comments, or suggestions. Feel free to join us at our monthly meetings. 

The YLD is a proud affiliate of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA). For more information regarding the ABA YLD activities and resources, see the ABA YLD website.

- Christopher Paul St. Sure, HSBA YLD President

2021 YLD Board of Officers and Directors

PositionFull NameEmployer
PresidentChristopher Paul St. SureGoodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP
Vice PresidentJasmine Nicole Yin Wun WongHawaiian Electric Co., Inc.
SecretaryNelisa Kalaupapahiwa Mariko AsatoMatson Navigation Co., Inc.
TreasurerLeo Yosuke ShimizuGo Law Office LLLC
Director - KauaiRenee Catherine ArndtOff. of the Public Defender
Director - West HawaiiNicole K. BowmanOff. of the Prosecuting Attorney
Director - East HawaiiShawn Hisako YamadaCarlsmith Ball LLP
Director - OahuRyan K.P. KanakaoleDept. of the Attorney General
Director - MauiKristen Catherine Spees MarchelloKristen Spees Marchello, Attorney at Law
Director - OahuSabrina M. KawanaGordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Director - OahuMallory Teruko MartinCades Schutte LLP
Director - OahuLisa Malia YangWatanabe Ing LLP
Director - OahuJason Kenji AdaniyaCase Lombardi & Pettit
Director - OahuMatthew Bradley WeyerAttorney At Law
Director - OahuKelcie Kiyomi NagataBronster Fujichaku Robbins, A Law Corp.
Director - OahuTaylor Wyatt GrayPorter McGuire Kiakona, LLP

Annual Projects

How to Volunteer or Get Involved

We invite and encourage members to take an active role in Young Lawyers Division!