On February 11, 2010, the Hawaii Supreme Court entered its Order Amending Rule 3.7(a) of the Hawaii Revised Code of Judicial Conduct to provide as follows  (new material is underscored):    (a)   Subject to the requirements of Rule 3.1, a judge may participate in activities sponsored by organizations or governmental … [read more]

On September 29, 2009, the Hawaii Supreme Court filed its Order Establishing Foreclosure Mediation Pilot Project in the Third Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii.    The Foreclosure Mediation Pilot Project began on November 1, 2009 and has been extended until further order of the court. Order Establishing Foreclosure … [read more]

On July 15, 2009, the Hawaii Supreme Court filed its Order Amending Rule 17, and Adopting New Rule 22, of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.   New Rule 22 requires all active members of the bar to complete at least 3 credits hours annually … [read more]

On January 27, 2011, the Hawaii Supreme Court amended Rule 23 of the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure to provide that the residual funds from a class action may be distributed to a nonprofit tax exempt organization eligible to receive assistance from the indigent legal assistance fund (under HRS sec. … [read more]