2021 HSBA Award Recipients

The following individuals were recognized with HSBA Awards that were presented at the Annual Meeting program of the virtual Bar Convention on Friday, October 15, 2021:

  • Champion for Social Justice Award (courageous legal work in the face of public controversy that helps promote the interests of justice and preserves the integrity of the judiciary) - Carrie Ann Shirota

  • Golden Gavel Award (recognizes an attorney or non-attorney for outstanding service to the state or federal judiciary in Hawaii such as: Activities relating to court practice and procedures; activities relating to new or innovative projects regarding the Judiciary; outstanding service having an effect directly or indirectly upon the fair and efficient provision of justice by the Judiciary.) - Gerald Y. Sekiya

  • Malama Hawaii Award (recognizes an attorney for outstanding and effective non-legal community service activities to make a difference and improve the quality of life in Hawaii such as: fundraising for foundations & local groups, reaching out to the underserved, contributions to low income individuals and their families, encouraging voluntarism, revitalizing the community, protecting natural resources and the environment, or developing innovative and creative community programs.) - Elliot H. Loden

  • President’s Award (distinguished service and outstanding achievements which exemplifies the mission of the Hawaii State Bar Association: To unite and inspire Hawaii's lawyers to promote justice, serve the public, and improve the legal profession) - Robert A. Alm, Judge Riki May Amano, Jill M. Hasegawa


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