october 2009
October e-newsletter
CLE and Calendar Corner

October 23, 2009
Training Seminar! Transitioning from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New Horizon's Learning Center

1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. 1000

October 28, 2009
2009 National Pro Bono Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tamarind Park at Bishop Square

October 30, 2009
Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting and Luncheon Address by CJ Moon
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
YWCA of Oahu

1040 Richards St.

November 6, 2009
Senior Counsel Division Annual Meeting
Oahu Country Club, Makai Lanai
150 Country Club Rd.

November 18, 2009
FREE LUNCH! 10 Things to Know About Long Term Care Insurance
HSBA Conference Room
1132 Bishop St., Ste. 906

November 30, 2009
CLE! Update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
YWCA of Oahu

1040 Richards St

**For more calendar items, click here. All calendar items are subject to change.

Benefits Corner

Sign up for this month's training session on transitioning from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word!

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Long Term Care, Disability Income, and permanent Life Insurance with discounted rates!

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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

Join us for this October 30 event:

- A luncheon talk with Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon

- YLD Award Presentations and Volunteer Recognitions

- The Honoring of Retiring Judges

Three CLE Programs will also be offered that day including:

- Google Research: Getting the most out of it!

- Case Management
- E-Communications: Business Goldmine or Quagmire

Please contact the HSBA Programs Department at (808) 537-1868 for more information or click here for your registration form. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendars!

Please note the HSBA office will be closed (except for emergency services) on the following dates:

November 19-25, 2009

We will be relocated as of November 30, 2009 to the following address:

Alakea Corporate Tower
1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

For more about the move, check out the HSBA Premises webpage here.

Notice to New Admittees

Admission ceremony for successful new members of the Hawaii State Bar Association---2 pm on Friday, November 6, at the Senate Chambers, State Capitol.

The Mandatory Professionalism Course required of all new admittees pursuant to Rule 1.14 will not be offered again in 2009 but will be offered twice in 2010. New admittees who elect Active status in 2009 have until 12/31/2010 to complete this course. Taking this course in 2010 will satisfy the requirements of RSCH Rule 1.14 (Mandatory Professionalism) and RSCH Rule 22 (MCLE) which will be effective January 1, 2010.

Hugh R. Jones to Lead Bar in 2010

On Friday, September 18, 2009, Hugh R. Jones was sworn in as the 2010 HSBA President by Associate Justice Paula Nakayama. The swearing in ceremony was held during the bar's annual meeting and convention held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom.

Senior Counsel Division Update

If you were born in or before 1958, you are part of the over 50 percent of HSBA members in the Senior Counsel Division. You have the experience and expertise to contribute in many ways to the legal profession, through mentoring, teaching, rules drafting, governance, and more! The SCD is a means to organize our seasoned lawyers to stay involved with the bar by participating in various programs aimed specifically for this experienced group.

Through an interim board and under the guidance of the HSBA Strategic Planning Committee, the SCD was launched in 2009. In its inaugural year, the SCD Board has developed bylaws, hosted a “launch and lunch” in May, surveyed members about programs and activities, and has planned its first annual meeting for Friday, November 6, 2009. Ballots have also been distributed for the election of the 2010 Board.

Check out the SCD webpage here.

ABA House of Delegates Update

The Hawaii seat to the ABA House of Delegates, currently held by Alan Van Etten, will expire at the end of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2010. ABA members are eligible to stand for this seat.  

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REMINDERS, president messages, and notes!

President Messages     

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COURT ORDER! Foreclosure Mediation Pilot Project in the Third Circuit     

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Applicants Sought For Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection Board

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Photos From the 2009 Annual Dinner and Bar Convention

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Bar Directories are Here!

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