april 2009
April e-newsletter
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CLE Dates

April 23, 2009
TRO Seminar
12 - 1 p.m.
Plaza Club, 900 Fort St. Mall

April 28, 2009
Welcome to
the Digital Age

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
YWCA, 1040 Richards St. *Complimentary Continental Breakfast Sponsored by New Horizons Learning Center.

May 8, 2009
Elder Law Update
8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

May 8, 2009
Trust Administration
Registration Available Soon
1 - 4 p.m.
William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

Important Dates

May 28, 2009
Mid-Year Conference- Registration Available Soon YWCA, 1040 Richards St.

June 15, 2009
2009 Professionalism Course
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
HCC, 1690 Ala Puumalu St.

July 13- Sept. 26, 2009
2009 Basic Legal Training
HSBA, 1132 Bishop St.

August 29, 2009
2009 Annual Dinner

September 18, 2009
Bar Convention
Hilton Hawaiian Village,Mid-Pacific Conference Ctr.
2005 Kalia Rd.

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Benefits Corner

CLE Credit at a Discount!

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Hawaii State Bar Association World Points Credit Card

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Did you know that additional member benefits have been added?

Check out the Member Benefits webpage here or e-mail memberbenefits@hsba.org

Message from our 2009 HSBA President

April 16, 2009
In these difficult economic times, it is the most vulnerable members of our community who feel the most pain and need legal assistance.  The good news about lawyers based on new  statistics of the HSBA and the ABA is a significant increase in the amount of voluntary free legal services given to deserving causes or individuals, or pro bono

To read more of President Rai Saint Chu's message, click here.

Message from our 2009 YLD President

April 16, 2009
This is a call for volunteers.  As you know the YLD, conducts several community service project throughout the year and appreciates the help and assistance of volunteer attorneys for these service projects.  

LAW WEEK.  Law Week is one community service projects that requires volunteer attorneys.  For those that do not know, during Law Week the YLD sponsors free legal clinics to the public on May 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at various sites on Oahu, Maui and the Island of Hawaii.  

To read more of YLD President Elefante's message, click here.

Law Week! Legal clinics being advertised to public

Check out the flyers that are out to the public about HSBA and YLD's Legal Clinics.

Join us and volunteer today!

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NEW! 2009 HSBA Bar Leadership Institute

The practice of law is unique in Hawaii with its melting pot of cultures and rich state history. The Leadership Institute is designed to foster the professional growth and enhance the leadership of all ethnic and cultural groups that represent the HSBA membership. 

More information to come and we hope you'll consider joining us on this important leadership development program!

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Chemerinsky video stream now available!

Check out our video stream of our luncheon seminar featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky last month. The luncheon was a success with rave reviews for such an inspiring and prolific speaker.

Enjoy the complimentary stream up until April 28. We hope you won't miss our next luncheon seminars!

View the stream here. Read more bar news here.

Judicial Vacancy Extension!

The Judicial Selection Commission has announced nominations for the open position of Chief Judge of Intermediate Court of Appeals has been extended. Nomination deadline is April 29, 2009.

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Intermediate Court of Appeals Adds FAQ's to Web site
The Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) has added a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on the Judiciary's Internet site to inform attorneys and self-represented litigants about the appeals process at the ICA. The FAQs includes a glossary of legal terms and general information about the ICA.                  
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Available Now! Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual

The Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, Volume I is a compilation of chapters written by authors in the prime of their careers on selected aspects of real estate law in Hawaii. It is a must-have reference manual for those involved in Hawaii’s commercial real estate industry.

The cost is $200 and may be purchased by contacting the HSBA Offices at (808) 537-1868 or by e-mail at info@hsba.org.

View more of our available publications for purchase here

China Trip Postponement
The May 9 trip to Shanghai has been pushed back to October. The trip is an invite to all HSBA Members to join in on two days of legal exchange programs and several more days of touring. For more information contact Rai Saint Chu.    

Rom Trader Swearing-In Ceremony

HSBA President Rai Saint Chu (r) is pictured here with Governor Linda Lingle (l) during the swearing-in ceremony of Rom A. Trader as Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit. The ceremony was held on March 27 at the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Western States Bar Conference

Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona (l)is pictured here with ABA President-Elect Carolyn Lamm (c) and Dan O'Brien (r), President of the Western States Bar Conference and former President of the Arizona State Bar.

Bar leaders from 13 western states gathered at the Turtle Bay Resort for their annual conference on March 25-28 where discussions were held on issues of interest to the leaders and practitioners in “the west.” 

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News Items

National Speaker at Mid Year Conference:
Paul Mellor, President of Success Links to Speak at This Year's Conference

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HSBA Board:
We're Looking for You to Join Us!

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Hilo Courthouse Highlights
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Lawyer Resources Webpage Available:
ABA and HSBA Reources Catered For You

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Lawyers League Softball:
Recruiting Teams and Players Now!

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Pro Bono Opportunities are Available
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RSS Feeds to the Judiciary Web site and Other Related Resources are Available
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