Archived e-Newsletters and e-Calendars
HSBA welcomes new hires Julie Yang and Lynn Nakagawa. For full release click here.
Names New Executive Director:
On October 27, The Hawaii State Bar
Association named Patricia Mau Shimizu, current Chief Clerk of the Hawaii State
House of Representatives, to be its new Executive Director. The appointment is
effective on December 1st.
Mau Shimizu succeeds Lyn Flanigan,
who announced her plans to retire from the association in January 2011 following
an 8-year tenure as Executive Director.
See the official press release here.
At the end of May and through June, six new judges were sworn-in and have held “robing” celebrations in their districts.
Pictured at top from left to right:
The Honorable Edmund Acoba (District Court, Fifth Circuit-Kauai); The
Honorable Lanson Kupau (District Court, First Circuit); The Honorable
Rhonda Loo (Circuit Court, Second Circuit-Maui).
Pictured at bottom from left to right: The Honorable Melanie Mito May and The Honorable Dean Ochiai
of the District Court, First Circuit
, and The Honorable Catherine Remigio of the District Family Court, First Circuit.
HSBA and HSBA-YLD President Attend Swearing-In of New Admittees:
June 3, 2011, HSBA President Louise Ing and HSBA-YLD President Levi
Hookano (far left) welcomed new admits to the bar and are pictured here
with Christian Adams (2nd from left), President of the Federal Bar
Association and Robert Chong (right), Chair of the Board of Bar
Executive Director Applicants, deadline to apply is June 30, 2011
Confirms Judicial Appointments:
On May 3, 2011 the Senate confirmed the
following judicial appointments: Left photo: (back) Lanson Kupau
(District Court, First Circuit). Front: Melanie Mito May (District
Court, First Circuit), Edmund Acoba (District Court, Fifth Circuit) with
Senator Clayton Hee, and HSBA President-elect Carol Muranaka. Pictured
at right with Senator Hee and Carol Muranaka is Catherine Remigio
(District Family Court, First Circuit) and Dean Ochiai (District Court,
State Senate Confirms David Louie as
February 8, 2011: HSBA Requests for Comment:
members were e-mailed a notification regarding the nomination of David
M. Louie to the position of Attorney General for the State of Hawaii.
Deadline for comment is set for February 16. See original email
dated February 8.
January 26, 2011:
January 25, 2011: HSBA Requests for Comment:
members were e-mailed a notification regarding the nomination of Judge
Sabrina McKenna to the position of Associate Justice of the Hawaii
Supreme Court. Deadline for comment is set for February 3. See original email dated January 25.
January 15, 2010: HSBA Board amends policy/procedures for participation in judicial selection process.
receiving member comments submitted in response to the President’s
request in late 2010, the Board formed a committee to review and propose
revisions to the Board’s long-standing policy on Judicial and Executive
Appointments. After extensive review, at its December meeting, the HSBA
Board approved changes in its written policy which:
* Amend the disclosure provisions
to provide that the HSBA President/designee may present to the
confirming authority a statement prepared by the Board on the reason for
the rating of the nominee but may only answer questions relating to
HSBA policies and procedures
* Amend the conflict of interest
provisions to exclude from voting on a nominee any director who has or
intends to take a public position on a nominee
* Amend the criteria to add a
provision on “Responsibilities and Duties,” which specifically refers to
qualifications for the position in question
Revised Section 1.8 of the Board Policy entitled BOARD PARTICIPATION IN JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS.
January 1, 2011:
2011 President Louise Ing
Louise Ing was sworn into office by CJ Recktenwald at the 2010 Bar
Convention. Have questions for your HSBA president? Email Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No it's not the newest law firm in town, it's your 2011 Executive Board!
Pictured: Back Row (l-r) Robert Godbey and Craig Wagnild. Front row (l-r) Carol Muranaka, Louise Ing and Ronette Kawakami.
- October extra! - News regarding Pro Bono Event and CLE Seminars
- September extra! - News regarding 2012 Officers and Directors, CLE Courses, Upcoming Events
- News regarding
CLE updates, Japan April Trip, Job Announcement
December 6, 2010-
Attorney Renewal Information
September 2, 2010-
Information about CJ Appointment and
Swearing-In Ceremony, Bar Convention, JSC announcements.
Emailed to members February 24, 2010:
Information about recent
Emailed to members January 14, 2010:
Speaking Engagements from
Two Visiting Law School Professors, MCPE Seminar Save the Dates, Bar
Calendar, Registration for January 27 MCPE Seminar.
Judges, court administrators, and
bar leaders from all islands met on November 18 at a “Self-Help Centers
Summit” to discuss establishment of self-help centers in the courts to
enable access to justice. The summit was organized by the HSB Delivery
of Legal Services to the Public Committee, chaired by Shannon Wack and
Jo Kim. Pictured are delegations from Kauai (above), Maui & Oahu
(center) and Hawaii (below), participating in planning sessions.
Senior Counsel Division
On November 18, SCD members
enjoyed the last event of the year with a lunch presentation featuring
Professor James Pietsch (far right) of the UH Elder Law program. The
presentation "Planning for the Future: Taking Charge of Your Health and
Your Wealth in Times of Uncertainty” was held at the Pacific Club and
featured a helpful Q & A for the attendees.
Due to up-to-the-last-minute
budget/planning decisions, the RENEWAL MATERIALS will be mailed in early
December. Materials are mailed to the ‘address on record’ of each
member and all members are strongly encouraged to renew by the online
renewal process for prompt and efficient renewal. Deadline for renewal
will be January 31, 2011, both for completion of online renewal (BE SURE
YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION) and for mailing of paper renewal
HSBA MCLE CERTIFICATES
all members have been reminded to retain MCLE certificates, we are
large number of requests for replacement certificates from HSBA produced
seminars. As we struggle to
meet these unanticipated requests, PLEASE BE ADVISED that you do not
produce your MCPE
unless you are audited
audits will be conducted after renewal is complete in February
2011. A $15 fee will be charged for each
certificate. To order a replacement, please see our online form.
Please allow at least 2 weeks
for our staff to
verify your attendance at the HSBA seminar and process your replacement
meet with the delegation of lawyers from the Hainan Lawyers Association
attended the Fourth Seminar on the Principles of Chinese and American
Law. In an
exchange of gifts, HSBA presented the Hainan delegation with the Hawaii
Estate Law Manual Volumes 1 and 2 and received a set of books about the
the province of Hainan.
Judges volunteer Elizabeth Kent talks with 3rd/4th graders at Hokulani
School about decision-making, using examples from Harry Potter.
Hosts Jay Foonberg
Hugh Jones joins Jay Foonberg and Maui members after Foonberg’s MCPE
presentation in October. Left to right: Rick Berman, Jay Foonberg,
MCBA President Shannon Imlay and MCBA VP Jennifer Oana.
Agreement between the HSBA and the Tokyo Dai-Ichi Bar Association
2005 agreement has been renewed which pledges to develop and present
mutually beneficial programs and activities in both Hawaii and Japan.
Pictured above is the signing in both Hawaii and Japan. Left Photo
(l-r), CJ Moon (ret.), 2011 President Louise Ing, HSBA Treasurer Craig
Wagnild, 2010 President Hugh Jones, CJ Recktenwald. Right Photo,
representatives of the Tokyo Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association: (front
row,l-r) Mr. Kamo, Mr. Eto, & Mr. Nakagawa. Back row (l-r): Mr.
Horikoshi, Mr. Hayashi, Ms. Oshima & Mr. Imamura.
New Manuals! HSBA-CLE Manuals now
• Hawaii Divorce Manual, 8th Edition
Check out our REFRESHED
publications list to purchase!
Conservatorship and Guardianship Manual, 2nd Edition
Employment Law Manual, September 2010
Conveyance Manual, 5th Edition
2011 HSBA Board Election
announcement was made at the HSBA Bar Convention on September 17,
HSBA Board Interviews Blaine
Kobayashi and Mark Recktenwald:
has notified members of the results in an email
blast dated Monday, August 23.
2011 HSBA Board Election
Ballots Deployed to Membership
HSBA electronically deployed the 2011
board election ballot on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. BE SURE TO VOTE!
Last chance to cast your ballot will be September 15, 2010. If you have
questions or concerns, please notify us.
Proposed Amendments to Hawaii
Rules of Professional Conduct
Proposed amendments are posted here.
The Executive Summary outlines the
anticipated "hot topics." A discussion of these issues will be posted
HSBA Issues Press Release
& Resources to Clarify its Role on Judicial and Executive
In light of the number of judicial vacancies at various levels in
the state, HSBA has taken the initiative to inform the public and its
members on the Bar's purpose and procedures for the assessment of
judicial nominees. First, review the HSBA's board procedure on its participation
in the judicial and executive appointments that comes from the
board policy manual. Further information can be found in the August 2,
release or President Hugh Jones informative message to the bar earlier
this year or the March 2009 lead article by Steven Chow
Hawaii Bar Journal.
Extra, Extra! Read all about it!
Read up on your 2011 HSBA Board
Candidates and familiarize yourself with their goals for the Bar.
Ballots will be distributed electronically in mid-August. A formal
announcement of the 2011 Board will be made at the HSBA Annual Meeting
on September 17 at the Annual Bar Convention at
the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom.
2009 Bar News