bar notes
august 2010

Proposed Amendments to Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct

Proposed amendments are posted on the HSBA and ODC websites for member review.

The Executive Summary outlines the anticipated "hot topics." A discussion of these issues will be posted on the HSBA webpage soon.


HSBA Elections

Photos and bios of the candidates are posted at Interviews of the candidates for President will be posted soon. Ballots will be distributed electronically in mid-August.


Call for Volunteers for Minor Misconduct Program

Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors to work with referrals from ODC pursuant to RSCH 2.7(b) on violations which may be resolved through non-disciplinary proceedings. Mentors will be trained, supported, and can claim pro bono time for this meaningful activity.

Contact Lyn Flanigan for more information at

Save the dAtes

Friday:  October 22, 2010:    Hawaii Professionalism Course Will be held at the Honolulu Country Club from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The course is designed for new admittees. Registration information to come soon.

Saturday:  November 6, 2010:    HSBA Annual Dinner:   “Passport to Paradise”

Print our flyer and save the date!

August 1: Deadline to Reserve Additional Copies of the 2010-2011 Bar Directory

August 2: Senate Hearing for consideration of nominees for 3 Circuit Court Vacancies

August 3: Senate Hearing for Consideration of Judge Leonard for Chief Justice

August 3: Labor & Employment Law Section Meeting

August 3: Senate Hearing for Consideration of Nominees for 4 District Court Vacancies

August 4: Family Law Section Meeting

August 4: MCPE w/ WEBCAST! Managing the Legal and Ethical Risks of Metadata, 2 MCPE Credits.

August 6: YLD Board Meeting

August 9: Application Deadline for U.S. Magistrate Judge Position

August 10: Natural Resources Section Meeting

August 11: Elder Law Section Meeting

August 18: Probate & Estate Planning Section Meeting

August 20: HSBA Office Closed in Observance of Statehood

August 24: Litigation Section Meeting

August 25: VCLE w/ WEBCAST! Annual Real Property Legislative Update, 2 VCLE Credits.

August 25: FREE YLD LUNCHEON SEMINAR! Financial & Retirement Planning 101

August 26: HSBA Board Meeting

August 27: MEMBER BENEFIT! Webinar

August 27: MCPE w/ WEBCAST! How to Primer on Attorney Professionalism, 3 MCPE Credits.

August 30: SCD Coffee Hour! Hawaii's 2010 Political Season w/ guest speaker Dan Boylan

Bar Convention CLE/MCPE:

Friday:  September 17, 2010:    HSBA Annual Meeting and Bar Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom

Ethics for Bankruptcy and Collection Lawyers (3 MCPE credits)

Ethics and Elder Law Issues for Estate Planning Lawyers (3 MCPE credits)

Family Law Update and NEW Hawaii Divorce Manual, 8th Edition

NEW Hawaii Conveyance Manual, 5th Edition

Client Trust Accounts (2 MCPE credits)

Employment Law Manual

NEW Hawaii Conservatorship and Guardianship Manual, 2nd Edition

Casemaker training (1 MCPE credit)