april 2011

These changes will have an impact on your practice! Get informed by attending this seminar-- visit our HRPC webpage!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Location: YWCA Fuller Hall
How the Newly-Proposed Hawai'i Rules of Professional Conduct, if Adopted, Will Affect Your Practice
3 MCPE Credits

april calendar

April 15- Deadline: 2011 Law Day Golf Tournament

April 15- A Practical Guide to Civil Unions

April 15- HWL Annual Awards Dinner

April 15- Real Property & Financial Services Section Meeting

April 19- Deadline to Comment: Rule 40.1 of the Hawai'i Rules of Appellate Procedure

April 20- Deadline to Comment: Proposed Amendment to Rule 30

April 20- Probate & Estate Planning Section Meeting

April 21- Deadline to make Attorney Listing for Self-Represented Litigants

April 21- Business Law Section Meeting

April 21- Labor & Employment Law Section Meeting

April 22- HSBA Office Closed: Good Friday

April 22- Deadline for Purchasing Advanced Tickets for SCD Wine Tasting Event

April 26- CLE Seminar: How the Newly-Proposed Hawai'i Rules of Professional Conduct, if Adopted, Will Affect Your Practice

April 27- Canceled: ADR Section Meeting

April 27- SCD Board Meeting

April 28: Deadline to Submit Application Packet for the 2011 HSBA Leadership Institute

April 28- HSBA Board Meeting

April 29- Expert on Health Care Law Speaks at HSBA

April 30- Deadline to Run for 2012 HSBA Board

April 30- Deadline to Submit Applications for Disciplinary Board


An April 29 Event You Do Not Want to Miss: Federal Healthcare Reform Uncertainties: The Impact on Hawaii

Frances Miller, Visiting Professor of the William S. Richardson School of Law, will speak to members of the HSBA on Federal Healthcare Reform and its Impact on Hawaii.

Location: HSBA Conference Room, 1100 Alakea St., Ste. 1000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Date and time: April 29, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 (General Public); $20 (HSBA members); $15 (William S. Richardson School of Law Student)

Lunch will be catered and we have limited seating.

Register online today!

A Message from YLD President Levi Hookano:

2011 is in full swing and the YLD is working hard towards making this a successful year!  The YLD has recently worked with the State Civil Defense, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and the Admiralty Law Section to provide disaster assistance to those in need in Hawaii following the recent tsunami.  We can’t forget that our own state was impacted by the recent disaster. 

Law Week is May 1-7, 2011

The YLD is now looking forward to Law Week to further serve the public and the Bar.  This year we increased the number of in-person clinic sites from previous years and have partnered with KHON Action Line to provide legal information to even more people than in previous years.  The YLD will also be slowly implementing a few civics education programs at select schools on a trial basis in conjunction with Law Week and having a social to thank the many volunteers of YLD programs.  The volunteers are really what make our programs successful and we thank all of you who lend a hand! 

Check out our Law Week webpage for volunteer opportunities and contact us to get involved!


• April 30: Deadline to Run for the 2012 HSBA Board
• May 4: Deadline for Maui and Kauai Attorneys to Apply for LASH Board Vacancy
• June 17: Deadline for Nominations for HSBA Awards

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A Message from President Louise K.Y. Ing:

Although the April Japan Friendship Trip at the invitation of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (DITBA) was postponed, HSBA members found another way to support our colleagues across the Pacific.  The Japan Friendship Trip Planning Committee collected $1800 from Hawai`i lawyers which HSBA assisted in wiring to DITBA's special earthquake relief fund.  We just received a gracious thank you letter from DITBA's president that can be read here.

For those still looking for ways to support Japan's recovery effort, you can send donation checks payable to HSBA, designated for the DITBA earthquake relief fund, to Mark Shklov, ASB Tower, Suite 988, 1001 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI  96813. 


The 8-month program will provide participants with the introduction and tools for leadership opportunities within the Bar and larger community!

See the Leadership Institute webpage for more information or to apply, download the application today!

Lincoln S.T. Ashida, GLS Pro Bono Service Award Recipient:  Congratulations to Lincoln S.T. Ashida for receiving the Government Lawyers Section ("GLS") 2010 Pro Bono Service Award. The GLS presented Mr. Ashida with the award at the GLS 3/15/11 general membership meeting. Mr. Ashida was recognized for his exceptional commitment to traditional pro bono and community service.

Pictured left to right: GLS Chair Adrianne N. Heely, State Public Defender John Tonaki, State Attorney General David
Louie, Chief Justice Mark T. Recktenwald, Ashida, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro and Honolulu Corporation Counsel Carrie Okinaga