"Leadership Under the Microscope"
The HSBA’s longstanding role in the confirmation of judicial nominees has recently been criticized, especially by those members and others who disagreed with the Board of Directors’ (“Board”) evaluation of qualifications of the Governor’s nominee for Chief Justice.
The HSBA Board, comprised of ten men and ten women from various backgrounds and widely diverse legal practices, applied the HSBA policy without political or gender based considerations interfering in the process. Although the Board welcomes constructive suggestions about existing policies, the negative media coverage was unwarranted.
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2011 HSBA Board Elections Online!
Read up on your 2011 HSBA Board Candidates (please allow time for the webpage to download) and familiarize yourself with their goals for the Bar.
- Watch the interviews of your vice presidential candidates here.
- Ballots will be distributed electronically next week!
- A formal announcement of the 2011 Board will be made at the HSBA Annual Meeting on September 17 at the Annual Bar Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom.
Live Seminars and Live Webcasts!
Fulfill your MCPE requirements now! We have several upcoming seminars that are both timely and are MCPE & VCLE credit approved. Visit the CLE webpage regularly to see what we are planning. For August, here's what we have:
- LIVE WEBCAST! Friday, August 27, 2010
Topic: "How To" Primer on Attorney Professionalism
Speakers: Honorable Karen Ahn, Circuit Court, First Circuit
- Roy Bell, Law Office of Roy Bell
Webcast registration. 3 MCPE Credits.
- Honorable Robert Browning, Circuit Court, First Circuit
- Honorable Gary Chang, Circuit Court, First Circuit
- Edward Harada, Office of the Public Defender
- Janet Hunt, Chief Disciplinary Counsel
- Honorable Trudy Senda, District Court, Fifth Circuit
- Kevin Takata, Dept. of the Prosecuting Attorney
- Michael Tanoue, The Pacific Law Group
Getting it From the Source: HRPC News Coming Your Way!
Amendments to the HRPC (including an Executive Summary of Hot Topics) are posted on the HSBA and ODC websites. On August 31, 2010 we will webcast a discussion of hot topics by the drafters--stay tuned for more information!
Court News: Be Aware of What's Going On!
Aloha, CJ Moon!
As we welcome new judges, join the legal profession in celebrating retirement with Chief Justice Moon on September 4, 2010. Information on the event and tickets available.
YLD President Lisa K.Y. Nakahara:
"We Invite You!"
Get your financial house in order and come to the YLD’s Professional & Personal Development Seminar on "Financial and Retirement Planning 101" on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, 1099 Alakea Street, 20th Floor Conference Room, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. The speakers with be Jimmy Bennett, Certified Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Billy Pieper, Vice President and Manager, Retirement Plan Services with Bank of Hawaii. Seating is limited so please call early to reserve a space. Deadline to sign up will be Friday, August 20. Please contact the HSBA at 537-1868 to sign up or for more information. A light lunch will be provided.
Senior Counsel Division: Hawaii's Chaotic Political Season
Sign up today for the SCD's August 30 "Coffee Hour" featuring MidWeek Columnist, Dan Boylan. Join as we talk-story about the current political landscape of our state, with an opportunity for Q&A. We're planning for light refreshements and to stream the presentation LIVE to our members, but we need your RSVP's. A minimum number of attendees are needed to host this coffee hour. Deadline to RSVP is Thursday, August 26.
Check out the SCD webpage to stay informed!
CASEMAKER: Legal Research in the Palm of Your Hand!
CASEMAKER has a mobile app that is available at mobile.lawriter.net. At this time it supports the iPhone, iPad, and other similar apple devices as well as the Blackberry Bold and Storm only. Visit the mobile.lawriter.net website on your device and register it. Registration is free and will allow you to set up a username and password unique to the mobile site. Have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice: Deadline to Apply for the Board of Examiners is September 15!
The Nominating Committee of the Supreme Court has announced it is accepting applications from attorneys wishing to serve as members of the Board of Bar Examiners.
More information available here.