May 2- 8, 2010

For the Public

Free Legal Clinics and Extended Legal Line hours were held across the state of Hawaii! See information for Oahu, Big Island, Maui & Kauai.


On April 13, 2010, Lieutenant Governor James "Duke" Aiona signed into proclamation, the week of May 2nd-8th, 2010 as Law Week. Pictured to the left is YLD President Lisa K.Y. Nakahara and Lt. Governor Aiona. Read the Honolulu Advertiser story for more information.

On April 30, 2010, YLD members are photographed with Mayor Hannemann for the Law Week Proclamation. Left to right: Kimberly J. Koide; Lisa K.Y. Nakahara (YLD President); Rebecca L. Dayhuff;  Mayor Mufi Hannemann; Hugh R. Jones (HSBA President) and Jeffrey T. Kent.

On April 30, 2010, YLD members are photographed with Mayor Carvalho for the Kauai Proclamation. Left to right: Andrea Suzuki, Justin Kollar, Ian Jung, Ginger Grinpas, Mayor Carvalho, Mauna Kea Trask, Michael Dahilig, John Andres.

On April 20, 2010, the County of Hawaii recognized May 1, 2010 at Law Day and May 2-8, 2010 as Law Week. Read the resolution for more information. Left to right: Kenneth Goodenow, William Heflin, Levi Hookano, Molly Lugo, and Mayor William P. Kenoi. (Missing: John Roth).

HSBA's Young Lawyers Division: Special Law Week Events

Tuesday, May 4th--Pro Bono Rally in Tamarind Park from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

YLD members taking a break for the camera at the Pro Bono Rally.(Back Row - L to R)  Jeffrey T. Kent; Jason S. Woo   (Front Row L-R)  Kimberly J. Koide; Lisa K.Y. Nakahara (YLD President); Kristine Y. Yoo and Rebecca L. Dayhuff

Wednesday, May 5th--Lunch Seminar in HSBA office noon - 1 p.m.

Seminar regarding new MCPE requirements, Access to Justice and pro bono opportunities.  Lunch (pizza and drinks) were provided.

Thursday, May 6th--YLD Social Event at Manifest on Hotel Street at 6 p.m.

The event was open to all HSBA members and friends and was free to Law Week volunteers. Light pupus were served.  See the informational flyer here.

Saturday, May 8th--YLD Free Legal Clinics on all Islands from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Free Legal Clinics were held on Saturday May 8th on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai.

Law Week Clinic Photos:



Legal Line Extended May 3rd-May 7th 

Legal Line was also extended for the entire weeknight of Law Week.

On the Neighbor Islands:

East Hawaii

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, HSBA attorney members took part in the HSBA YLD Law Clinics held in East Hawaii. In the photo are HSBA members and 2 Kuikahi Mediation volunteers. Seated in the first row:  Barbara Franklin, Gerry Hasegawa, Joy San Buenaventura. Standing in the second row:  Henry Nakamoto, Jennifer Zelko, YLD Coordinator Molly Lugo, Peter Kubota, Ray Hasegawa and Kuikahi Mediation volunteers Rick Castberg and Turandot Adamson. Not pictured is HSBA volunteer, Jeff Malate.

Junior Judges in West Hawaii (for the month of May)

In celebration of Law Week, Junior Judges presentations will also be made in West Hawaii throughout the Month of May.

Law Week events for West Hawaii

April 27, 28, 29, and May 4, and 5 - courtroom visitations by 3rd grade classes
Law Week poster contest
Practical Ethics - 3 hour MCPE seminar - 5/7/10
Law Week Dinner honoring Chief Justice Moon - 5/7/10
Law Week golf tournament at Hokulia - 5/8/10
Law Week essay contest

Photo from Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon's surprise party on 5/7/10 at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.  The West Hawaii Bar Association organized the event for attorneys and judges to honor the Chief Justice before he retires, after serving 17 years as the first Korean-American to be a Chief Justice of any Supreme Court in the U. S.
Chief Justice Moon presented Congratulatory Messages to the winners of the WHBA scholarship essay contest for 2010.  First place went to Kacey Kim, Konawaena H.S. senior, second place to Stephanie Vancil, West Hawaii Exploration Academy, and third place to Lindsey Dahl, Konawaena H. S.
L to R:  WHBA Pres. Bob Kim, HSBA board member Carol Kitaoka, Hawaii State Bar Assn Pres. Hugh Jones, Magistrate Barry Kurren, Justice Mark Recktenwald, U.S. Attorney Flo Nakakuni, Stephanie Vancil, Chief Judge Craig Nakamura (hidden), Lindsey Dahl, Mayor Billy Kenoi, honoree Chief Justice Ronald Moon, Justice Paula Nakayama, Judge Ronald Ibarra, and WHBA Treas. Margaret Masunaga.
For more information, contact:
West Hawaii Bar Association
Margaret Masunaga
P. O. Box 345
Kealakekua, HI  96750
(808) 987 1046


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