Bar Notes
September 2010

September 15: Deadline to Apply for Board of Bar Examiners

September 16: Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting Cancelled

September 17: HSBA Bar Convention & Annual Meeting

September 21: Natural Resources Section Meeting

September 23: HSBA Board Meeting

September 23: Deadline to Submit Applications for District Court Per Diem Judges

September 23: Member Benefit! ESQsites Webinar

September 23: SCD Coffee Hour! Astronomy in Hawaii

September 24: HWL-Informational Seminar on Applying for Judicial Positions

September 24: HSBA & Hawaii County Bar Association- The 2010 Child Support Guidelines and Processing of APB Cases, (3) VCLE Credits

September 27: SCD Board Meeting

September 28: Litigation Section Meeting

September 29: ADR Section- Mandatory Reporting in Mediation, Elder Abuse

September 29: International Law Section Hosts Pupu Reception and You're Invited! The Section and an Ad-Hoc Committee of HSBA members are planning a Tokyo/Kyoto MCPE and exchange program that will be discussed at the reception.

September 30: Swearing-In Ceremony for Judges Castagnetti & Garibaldi

October Save the dates

• October 6: YLD's Healthy Eating Seminar

• October 7: Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge To'oto'o

• October 22: Law Day golf tournament

• October 22, Maui County Bar: Ten Steps to Professional Success with Jay Foonberg. Register for the MCPE seminar today!

• October 23: Free Domestic Violence Training for Attorneys w/MCPE Credits & Pro Bono Fair!

Court & JSC News

First Circuit: New Assignments.

District Court of the Third Circuit: District Court Civil Summons: Read the memo.

The JSC has announced vacancies. Nominations are due no later than Thursday, October 14, 2010 and the application deadline is December 2, 2010. Read the official press release.


Aloha, Chief Justice

Mark E. Recktenwald!

CJ's Day: Above: CJ Recktenwald relaxes on the steps of the courthouse with his wife Gailynn (right) and daughter Sarah after his swearing in at the Supreme Court yesterday, September 14, 2010. Below left: With HSBA President Hugh Jones. Below right: Celebrating with HSBA President-elect Louise Ing.

Bar Convention this Friday!

Visit our Bar Convention webpage to get details on the program.

 Option 1: Online Registration          Option 2: Fax in form

2011 HSBA Board Elections: You must cast your electronic ballot by Noon today!

A formal announcement of the 2011 HSBA election results will be made at the Annual Meeting.

Don't forget to check out our exhibitors for information and giveaways! Including an Apple iPad drawing at lunch by Thomson Reuters and by one of our member benefit providers, ePaymentAmerica.


"Passport to Paradise"

Please help the HSBA fund access to justice and public service programs by the Young Lawyers Division and VLSH, by attending our annual fundraiser on Saturday November 6, 2010. This year’s fundraiser will be at the very unique and spacious SuperFerry Terminal (Pier 19) that offers great views of Honolulu City Lights and plenty of parking.

Read the full message.

News & Notes:

NOW ONLINE! HAWAII'S OPINIONS & ORDERS: Visit the HSBA Website regularly to stay on top of bar and court news & events! Click on this icon to find the latest opinions and orders.


YLD President Lisa K.Y. Nakahara:

“Mark your calendars!"

YLD’s Healthy Eating Seminar. October 6, 2010 there is a seminar on Healthy Eating from noon to 1 p.m. at the HSBA office. This seminar is designed to teach the busy lawyer how to make the right food choices to have more energy during your long work week. Gourmet food samples will be provided and seating is limited, so please RSVP to James at 792-7338 or at to sign up now!

Read the full message.

Senior Counsel Division: Astronomy in Hawaii

Sign up today for the SCD's September 23 "Coffee Hour" featuring University of Hawaii Astronomy Professor Rolf Kudritzki. Join as we discuss current news about astronomy in our state. We're planning for light refreshements but we need your RSVP's. A minimum number of attendees are needed to host this coffee hour. Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, September 21.

Check out the SCD webpage to stay informed!