December 2010

All renewal forms have been mailed to the attorney’s address of record in the HSBA database:

  • if you have moved and have not changed your address with HSBA, please retrieve renewal materials from your former address or renew online




Deadline for 2011 Renewal January 31, 2011

Deadline for Processing Change of Status for 2011:    December 31, 2010



December 16: HSBA Board Meeting

December 17: Labor & Employment Law Section Meeting

December 20: Intellectual Property Section Meeting

December 24: Office Closed, State Holiday

December 29: Public Memorial Service for The Honorable Samuel P. King

December 31: Office Closed, State Holiday

Don't Forget

With your HSBA membership you are entitled to a discounted rate on movie-saving coupons! Visit the HSBA office today to purchase your coupons valid at Consolidated and Regal Theaters! It makes a great holiday stuffer!



The Supreme Court has posted the revisions to the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct, requesting comment by March 11, 2011. The proposed amended rules, an executive summary, a “compare” version showing changes from the current version of HRPC, and video vignettes discussing the most controversial of the proposed amendments are available here. Please review the Executive Summary and the videos to understand the extent to which these proposed amendments will affect your practice of law.

NEW: HRPC Pro Bono Rule- The Supreme Court has posted revisions of the pro bono rule (HRPC 6.1)--which would allow for a $500 payment to a special fund in lieu of pro bono service. The amendment is proposed by the Access to Justice Commission. DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: MARCH 11, 2011.

HSBA President Hugh Jones:

On behalf of the HSBA Board of Directors and its Executive Director and professional staff, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families best wishes for happy holidays and a Happy New Year. We hope that you can find time to spend special time with family and close friends and reflect on all the blessings that 2010 bestowed upon you as this year comes to a close. It's been a real honor to serve as your Bar President in 2010 and I truly appreciate the support of the Board and the membership. Please renew your registration online if you can. Bar registration renewal forms must be returned by January 31, 2011.

YLD President Lisa K.Y. Nakahara:

Happy Holidays! What an incredible year it has been for me. I’d like to thank my awesome 2010 board members, our YLD assistant James Maruyama, Lyn Flanigan and the HSBA staff, and Hugh Jones and the HSBA Board, for making this a great experience for me. I’d also like to thank my law firm, Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda, for giving me the time and opportunity to be the YLD President this year. Thanks again and it has been my pleasure and honor to serve as your 2010 YLD President.

Deadline for completion of 3 MCPE Credits:  

December 31, 2010—See RSCH 22

Note: There is no grace period!

The HSBA is offering webcast and video replays to satisify MCPE requirements by 12/31/2010.

The Webcast programs are 24/7, but upon purchase you must complete the viewing within 48 hours. Below are available programs:

  • 12/11/10 - 12/26/10
  • 12/18/10 - 12/31/10
    • Topic: ODC 101 (registration will be available on 12/18 - 12/31 on the CLE calendar)
    • 3 MCPE Credits

Video replay seminars are being held at the HSBA conference room at 1100 Alakea Street, Ste. 1000. Register early (two days before event) to avoid a $15 walk-in fee!

Please see terms and conditions for both the web and video seminars. If you have any questions, please contact the HSBA Programs department at (808) 537-1868.

CLE Save the Dates:

March 3, 2011
Anthony Davis Seminar (topic to be determined)
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
King Kamehameha Hotel (Kona)
3 MCPE credits

March 4, 2011
Tentative: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Solo and Small Firm Conference
Honolulu Country Club

Hawaii Professionalism Course:


Friday, June 17, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011

Both courses will be held at the Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Pu'umalu Street | Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.

Please continue to visit the CLE webpage for the latest information!

Check out the Bar's photo gallery to see some of our event photos, including the 2010 YLD annual meeting and our 2010 annual dinner, Passport to Paradise!