Renewal packets were mailed to members on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Forms were sent to the preferred mailing address on file as of 11/13/08.   If you haven’t received your renewal packet by 12/10/08 please call us at (808) 537-1868 or visit www.hsba.org.  

NOTICE: The bar code on each ARS form is unique to each member. Please do not copy another member’s form for renewal.  

Please register by December 31, 2008 to avoid late fees and penalties. Explicit instructions are included in the materials and are posted on our homepage.  

We encourage you to register online now at www.MyHSBA.org.  


HSBA Holiday Schedule  

HSBA offices will be closed at Noon on Christmas Eve, December 24th, and New Years Eve, December 31, 2008. We will also be closed all day on Christmas Day, December 25th and New Years Day January 1, 2009.  



Holiday Gift Ideas  

Buy your movie tickets early for holiday gift-giving. Don’t wait until Christmas Eve because we may run out!  

For more travel and entertainment discounts visit www.hsba.org/travel-entertainment.aspx.  



SAVE with HSBA Rental Car Benefits:  


Rental Company  

Regular Rate  

HSBA Discounted Rate  

Discount Code  





Subcompact/economy Car  


$25.60  YOU SAVE $22.96  


Full Size Car  


$32.80  YOU SAVE $25.19  










Subcompact/economy Car  


$31.75  YOU SAVE $39.74  


Full Size Car  


$42.75  YOU SAVE $32.74  










Subcompact/economy Car  


$32.00  YOU SAVE  $6.99  


Full Size Car  


$40.00  YOU SAVE  $6.99  


*These are sample daily rates for pickup and drop off at Honolulu International Airport 12/2 – 12/3/2008.  Prices may differ depending on location.  Prices may change without notice.  




CLE Publications Sale  

List of CLE Publications on Sale Now!  

Did you miss the 2008 Bar Convention seminars?  

Or you couldn’t be at two valuable seminars at the same time?  

Here’s your opportunity to watch the 2008 Bar Convention seminars on DVD and get the course materials at a 25% discount!  

Don’t miss the sale! It only lasts until December 15, 2008.  



Volunteer Now for Legal Line 2009!  

Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. all year. Bring a friend!  

Legal Line is a program sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division. Volunteer attorneys answer phone calls from the general public and provide information and assistance to callers who have legal questions.  

We encourage you to participate, regardless of your area of practice or legal background!  

To volunteer, please contact the HSBA at (808) 537-1868.  



Judicial Selection Commission Seeks Comments  

The judicial selection commission seeks written comments by December 31, 2008 for retention in judicial office for the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza and the Honorable Rhonda I.L. Loo.  

Read the Notice.  



Litigators: Here is Your CLE!  

December 9, 2008  

Hot Topics in Litigation  

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the HEI Training Center


Details for this seminar are subject to change. Please check www.hsba.org/cle-calendar.aspx for updates.  



Save the Date!  


Tuesday, March 31, 2009  

Erwin Chemerinsky, renowned constitutional law scholar and founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, will join the HSBA for lunch and a “Conversation with Chemerinsky” on Tuesday, March 31, 2009.  

Stay tuned for information on the event at www.hsba.org.



Section Connection  


International Law Section  

International Law Related to the Philippines  

With Terry G. Oppermann, Esq.  

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008  

HSBA Conference Room  

Government Lawyers Section  

Monthly luncheon meeting  

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2008  

Mandalay Restaurant  

Collection Law Section  

“What’s New at District Court for the New Year”  

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2008  

Honolulu District Court, Classroom C, 3rd Floor  

Intellectual Property and Technology Section  

Luncheon and Holiday Party  

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2008  

Mandalay Restaurant, 1055 Alakea Street.  

Please RSVP to IPTL@hsba.org.

Natural Resources Section  

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2008  

HSBA Conference Room  


View a list of HSBA sections by clicking here and sign up for 2009 Section, Neighbor Island Bar or Specialty Bar membership.  

View list of Neighbor Island and Specialty Bars.  





We would like to extend heartfelt thanks to those members of the HSBA who volunteered this year in our numerous YLD/HSBA programs. Thank you for donating your valuable time!  


The HSBA Staff  


 Tom Vesper, Bench Bar Conference speaker, with HSBA Judicial Administration Committee members, Janice Kim, Ron Albu, and Bruce Kim.


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