Blockbuster Road Show: All Islands!  


Pictured: (Right) Kauai members appreciate the Blockbuster Traveling Road Show.  

(Left): Kauai member values his manual and fill-in forms CD, included in the cost of the seminar.  

Business Entity Forms Manual Seminar, with an emphasis on LLCs  

Hawaii District Court Landlord Tenant Manual Update Seminar, Part II  

Hilo : May 23, 2008  

Oahu : May 30, 2008  

Maui : June 6, 2008  

Click here for information and registration.  

Many Thanks to our Co-Sponsor, ABA Retirement Funds!  



HSBA members are eligible to join the ABA Retirement Funds 401(k) plan based on your HSBA membership. This is a great opportunity for firms and solos to establish their retirement account in a system with no administrative fees, which is the reason the HSBA administration has switched to this system!   

ABA representative Rachel Bardsley will be available for appointments on May 23 in Hilo or on May 27, 28 or 29 in Honolulu. Call her at 617-376-9327  for an appointment.  




Jeffrey H.K. Sia  

HSBA President  

Announcements already have been made for this year’s HSBA fundraising dinner event that will occur on July 19, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Art Museum located downtown next to the State District Court Building.  I want to specially invite and encourage all members and their guests to attend and participate in what will be a great evening of camaraderie, inventive food and drink, top flight music, and viewing of the contest videos, including the winning video.  Specific features of this year’s party event:

Food catered by Ed Kenney, Jr. of Town (Conde Nast Traveler 2006 Hot Tables List) and Downtown restaurants (Conde Nast Traveler 2008 Hot Tables List);
Drinks – open bar, including special martini bars;
Music by the Honolulu Jazz Quartet (and perhaps, with some coaxing, special appearances with the band by some of our more talented members);
Silent auction featuring, among other things, jewelry, special wines, restaurant certificates, a wedding day coordination package, and a Mini Cooper;
Viewing within the State Art Museum.

Our video contest is underway.  All of you are encouraged to display your video/film talents.  Contest rules are posted on the HSBA website.  There is a $1,500 grand prize award to the top video selected by a panel of judges. 

Table and individual seat sales are underway.  Join us and have a terrific time.



2008 Annual Dinner  

Premiering the Winner of  

ALOHA STATE STORIES: The Promise of Justice for All  

At the Hawaii State Art Museum  

Catered by Ed Kenney and his Town/Downtown Kitchens  

Music by the Honolulu Jazz Quartet  



Bench Bar Committee Welcomes Your Input  

The Bench/Bar Committee, co-chaired by the Presidents of the HSBA and Hawaii State Trial Judges Association, meets quarterly to discuss and try to resolve concerns regarding judges and attorneys, as well as more global administration of justice issues. 

The primary role of the Committee is to serve as a confidential clearinghouse for concerns by the bench and bar.  The Committee is not intended to serve as a substitute for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Judicial Discipline Commission, or any other existing body.  Rather, the Committee will handle cases where no formal disciplinary action is contemplated by the bench and bar, and confidentiality is essential.  It is designed to provide positive corrective measures at an early state.

Please help spread the word about this committee and encourage members to contact any of the following committee members with their concerns:  Co-Chair Judge Colette Garibaldi, Judge Derrick Chan, Judge Colleen Hirai, Judge Ronald Ibarra, Judge Edward Nacino, Judge Shackley Raffetto, Judge Trudy Senda; and Co-Chair Jeffrey Sia,  Peter Cahill, Ellen Carson, Mark Davis, Brook Hart, Harvey Henderson, Charlene Iboshi, Adrienne King, and Jeffrey Portnoy.



Need Help? AAP is a safe place to be! 

The Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program has trained lawyers and counselors who can assist in dealing with stress, depression, alcohol or drug dependence problems and show you an easier way to cope with life’s problems.  

      The services are free and strictly confidential, and communications are privileged and not subject to discovery under Hawaii Supreme Court Rule 16.  

      Call Steve Dixon, JD, 531-2880.  Neighbor islands toll-free: 800-273-8775.  Cell: 808-285-2307.  


WARNING:   The Practice of Law may be hazardous to your health.


CLE Events  

May 19 & 22, 2008  

Perfect Your Oral Argument & Speech Skills  

Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Rea, Dudley Moore, and Sting have all studied Voice and Acting with CLARE DAVIDSON.  Here is your opportunity to perfect your oral argument and speech skills with nationally and internationally acclaimed Acting and Voice Coach CLARE DAVIDSON.*  

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

HSBA Conference Room  

May 22, 2008  

RPost Webinar—FREE!  

“Proof, Protection & Peace of Mind for your Important E-Mail. Before It’s too Late…”  

Time: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.  

Register Now!  

For information on your RPost Member Benefit, click here.  

June 9, 2008  

Migrating to Windows 2007 & Building Resilient Networks  

8:00 a.m. to 10:00  a.m.  

HSBA Conference Room, in person or by webinar.

June 19, 2008  

Professionalism Course  

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Sheraton Waikiki, Molokai Room  

Note: Pursuant to RHSC14.1, all new HSBA members are required  

 to complete this course within one year of election of active status.  




CASEMAKER Tuesdays  

Join us for CASEMAKER 2.0 Training  

Every Other Tuesday through June  

If you have not been taking full advantage of your free legal research provider, now is the time to find out what you've been missing!

Webinars are also available:  

Tuesday, May 20  

Tuesday, June 3  

Tuesday, June 17  

To register, click on the links above.  

System Requirements:  

PC-based attendees  

Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista  

Macintosh®-based attendees  

Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer  



CASEMAKER has incorporated several new convenient and clever enhancements.  For a full list of service and product enhancements, visit our website .  



YLD News  

Jill M. Hasegawa, YLD President  

The YLD would like to thank those individuals who dedicated their valuable time and energy to participate in our recent projects.  Through the help of our 40 lawyer volunteers, we reached approximately 3,000 elementary school students at 30 schools across Oahu with our message about making the right choices.  Our volunteers also staffed five law week clinics across the island, providing valuable information and resources to those in need of legal services.  This week, we sent volunteers into the high schools, helping to prepare juniors and seniors for the world ahead.  We ask for the bar's continued support of our YLD programs as we head into the fall.  Without your participation, our programs could not be a success.  Mahalo Nui Loa.  

Congratulations to the Access to Justice Hui and those who worked so long and hard on this endeavor!


Supreme Court Associate Justice Simeon Acoba meets with the YLD Board to discuss the Access to Justice Commission.   


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