July 15, 2008 HSBA Newsletter


Jeffrey H.K. Sia  

HSBA President  

Aloha Members,
Proceeds from this year’s HSBA dinner/party event are the Hawaii Justice Foundation (HJF), the Friends of the Family Specialty Courts, and the HSBA’s Public Service Fund.   These proceeds ultimately will assist our community and aid those in need of legal and other services arising out of legal matters.  

All the programs ultimately support the Access to Justice Movement.  

Thank you for supporting these programs through your participation in our July 19th dinner/party event – and have a great time at the event! --Jeffrey Sia  




Silent auction items: surfboards, jewelry, gift certificates

This Weekend: Don’t Miss the Fun!  

View the videos, bid on great items &  

Benefit important causes!  

Join us at the Annual Fundraising Dinner  

Saturday , July 19, 2008 at the Hawaii State Art Museum  

Food by Ed Kenney of Town/Downtown.  

Entertainment by the Honolulu Jazz Quartet  

It’s not too late to buy a table or a seat!  



Access to Justice Commission  

First Meeting: Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court Conference Room.  



YLD News  


Jill M. Hasegawa, YLD President  

We're a little over half way through the year and hopefully you're asking yourselves the question, "Am I at least half-way through my aspirational goal of 50 pro bono hours per HRPC 6.1?"   If you haven't already completed your hours, please consider volunteering with one of the organizations listed on the HSBA website at http://hsba.org/probono.aspx. For government lawyers looking for pro bono opportunities, be on the lookout for options posted on the HSBA website.
I'd also like to take this time to thank the HSBA and YLD boards for championing the cause of Access to Justice during this past year. Following the YLD board challenge to the HSBA Board for probono involvement, both Boards have staffed various pro bono projects. Kudos to members of both boards who have already stepped up: Darren Ching, Steve Chow, Damien Elefante, Mark Gallagher, Jill Hasegawa, Louise Ing, Greg Markham, Douglas Moore, Daniel Park, Rai Saint Chu, Jeff Sia, Jason Woo, and Carolyn Yu. Mahalo to them and everyone else out there who have already made a difference!


New Rules for Notaries Public:  

Do You Still Have Questions?  

If you still have questions after reading the Frequently Asked Questions posted on the Attorney General’s website, please email info@hsba.org.  

We encourage you to submit your questions to us by email so we can present the answers publicly.  



Need a New Photo for the Bar Directory?  

You know who you are!  

 HSBA has arranged for FREE professional headshots for use in the Directory. The photo studio is located downtown, above the Louis Pohl Art Gallery on the corner of Nuuanu and Hotel St. (1111 Nuuanu Ave., Suite 212). Photos will be taken on two days, July 22 & 24, between 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. No appointment is needed. For information contact Grass Shack Productions at 521-1929.  



Volunteer Needed:  

HSBA Representative to the Elections Advisory Council  

Each election year, the State of Hawaii Office of Elections invites the HSBA to designate a representative to serve on the EAC. If interested in serving, please contact Lyn Flanigan at lflanigan@hsba.org.  

See letter from Office of Elections.  



Representative to the Judicial Selection Commission  

This fall HSBA members will elect an HSBA representative to the Judicial Selection Commission, a 6-year term beginning in April 2009 when Rosemary Fazio’s term ends.  

The nomination form is on page 22 of the July issue of the Hawaii Bar Journal.  

Deadline: August 29, 2008  



“Here Today, Gone to Maui”  

Maui County Bar Association announces its 16th Annual Arthur T. Ueoka Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on July 26, 2008!     Buy a Superferry roundtrip for 4 people, 1 car and multiple golf bags at the annual HSBA Dinner on July 19 and off you go!  



Basic Legal Training: Reserve a Seat!  

Legal Support Staff Training Available!  

July 23 through September 27, 2008  

M/W/F 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Course includes 36 hours of instruction plus text & workbook all for just $375.   Covering all substantial areas of law, Legal Research & more!  

Sign up now!  

Contact Evelyn Gomez at egomez@hsba.org for info!  



HSBA’s Lawyer Referral Service  

Did you know that LRIS members receive an average of 55 referrals a year, plus listing on the LRIS website?   What a deal!  

Join the LRIS today! (Click for printable PDF)  

LRIS fiscal year begins July 1, 2008 and runs through June 30, 2009.  



Looking for some Benefit Updates?  

Look no further.  

The Complete Lawyer: July-August Issue Available  

What’s Your Exit Strategy? is now available on the HSBA website . This edition features comment by local attorney Ken Hipp, recently retired, as well as many articles on the financial, emotional and physical dimensions of transitioning from the practice of law.  

Added bonus: Comments by David J. Reber of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel on his view of success as an attorney. You’ll find interesting professional and personal advice. Enjoy!  

NEW!   Feeling pressure at the pump?   Save 4 cents per gallon with an Aloha Petroleum Club Card!  

$5.00 membership fee waived. Click here for an application.  

Visit www.hsba.org and browse your member benefits today!  


MANY THANKS to Title Guaranty for sponsoring the continental breakfast at the July 8 Real Estate Legislative Update Seminar! The seminar was simultaneously webcast and enjoyed “at their desks” by busy Neighbor Island and Oahu members.  


Photo Journal:


The Honorable Chief Justice Ronald Moon speaks at the June Government Lawyer Section Meeting and is simultaneously watched on a webcast. The HSBA is experimenting with WebEx, a new webcasting system.

Carrie Okinaga, Moya Gray and Dale Lee at the June 13, 2008 VLSH Luncheon at the Plaza Club.


Gail Ayabe and Leighton Yuen enjoy the Real Estate Legislative Update on July 8, 2008.  




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