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march 2010
MARCH 2010

March 17: Government Lawyers Section- Monthly Meeting

March 17: Probate & Estate Planning Section- Monthly Meeting

March 17: Family Law Section- Monthly Meeting

March 18: Employment Law Section- Monthly Meeting

March 19: Real Property & Financial Services Section: Board Meeting

March 19: Senior Counsel Division Board Meeting

March 20: High School State Mock Trial Finals

March 22: District Court of the First Circuit, Wai'anae Division Opens at the New Kapolei Court Complex

March 23: Litigation Section Meeting

March 24: ADR Section- Monthly Meeting

March 26: HSBA Office Closed in Observance of Prince Kuhio Day

March 31: CLE Seminar- Tort Law Update

MARCH CASEMAKER SEMINAR DATE LISTINGS

Save The DAtes

Fri., May 21, 2010
Topic:  Hawaii Professionalism Course
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Honolulu Country Club

Fri., September 17, 2010
BAR CONVENTION
Location:  Hilton Hawaiian Village

Fri., October 22, 2010
Topic:  Hawaii Professionalism Course
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Honolulu Country Club

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS! HSBA LEADERS ON THE FOREFRONT!

President Hugh Jones speaks about the business of the Bar in last week's issue of the Pacific Business News. Read the article here.

More from President Hugh Jones:

"HSBA Communications"

The HSBA is embarking on renewed strategic planning with the help of Judge Riki Amano (Ret.) with a particular focus on “communications.” Ignoring communications from the HSBA, whether it be the Bar Journal or our monthly E-Newsletters, can expose you to significant financial and attorney discipline risks.

Click here to read the full message.

President-elect Louise Ing and Kathleen England, Nevada Bar President, at the ABA Bar Leadership Institute.

FULFILLING YOUR CLE REQUIREMENTS JUST GOT EASIER!

Your HSBA is working hard to fulfill its committment to provide convenient and affordable MCPE and VCLE programs for YOU! We've got live seminars, webcasts, neighbor island and recorded seminars ongoing and in the works.

Review and sign up for the following upcoming programs:

OAHU: 3/31 Tort Law Update, 3 VCLE Credts.

Live Presentation.

Live Webcast.

OAHU: 4/7 Ethics for Insurance Defense Lawyers, 1 MCPE Credit. Live Presentation.

ODC 101--Getting it From the Source! 3 MCPE Credits.


OAHU: 4/14
Live Presentation.
Live Webcast.
*HILO: 4/21
Live Presentation.
*KONA: 4/23
Live Presentation.

* Includes a Guardian Life Presentation!

Best place to find upcoming MCPE and VCLE programs? The HSBA Web site of course--check it regularly!

Have questions? Please contact the CLE Programs department at (808) 537-1868. Information on Rule 22 MCLE Requirements is posted and updated regularly at www.hsba.org/MCLE.aspx.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Law week is just ahead and we're looking for you to help with all our upcoming projects and services! There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities and we know something will catch your eye. See the list and give us a call at (808) 537-1868 or shoot us an e-mail to sign up.

YLD President Lisa K.Y. Nakara can share more insight:

March is here and the YLD board has been busy getting ready for the Mock Trial State Tournament on Saturday, March 20 and Law Week in May. While planning our events, many attorneys have asked us the following questions, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a basic introduction of the YLD.

Click here to read the full message.

CASEMAKER IS NOW BETTER THAN EVER! PLUS, IT'S FREE TO HSBA MEMBERS!

CASEMAKER 2.2 unveils this month, with new and improved features! FREE WEBINARS ARE BEING OFFERED WEEKLY for both new & repeat Casemaker users!

For the beginner, a 30-minute tutorial covering all of the great tools and options available every Wednesday at 9 AM. For the Casemaker Expert , 30-minute tutorial on the newest features of the Casemaker 2.2 product ONLY every Tuesday at 10 AM.

Get More Information or Register for Casemaker Tutorials

Questions or comments?
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Email:
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WE'RE GEARING UP TO LAUNCH THE NEW LOOK OF THE WEBSITE, WITH YOU IN MIND!

Click here to see what will be launched and how to get around it quickly. Streamlined and aesthetically pleasing, it’ll make visiting our Web site a whole lot easier! Check it out April 5!

2010 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 16, 2010!

HSBA is now accepting applications to its second Leadership Institute program fresh from its success of the 2009 inaugural program.

The 8-month program will provide the introduction and tools for leadership opportunities! Information and an application packet are available here.

Call Angela Sablan, staff liaison, at (808) 537-1868 if you have additional questions.

Member Benefit Highlight

HSBA members can enjoy exclusive $59 one way unrestricted fares for neighbor island travel and can check in up to 3 bags for free. 

Present your HSBA card to the reservation agent at check-in. For reservations, click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa at memberbenefits@hsba.org or (808) 537-1868.

REMINDERS AND NOTES

Court and JSC News:

Keep on top of the latest news from the Judiciary, the JSC, during these very challenging and unusual times. The HSBA Web site provides links to keep you informed:

Did You Know?

HSBA members are welcome to utilize the HSBA conference rooms to meet with clients and use the internet or host meetings. Check out the HSBA conference room guidelines here.