04/01/2007

WHAT DO MY DUES DO?

Your $20 dues and event fees are the most significant sources of income to the Richardson Law School Alumni Association. Dues have not been raised in over 8 years. What did your dues do this past year?

1.GRADUATING CLASS DINNER 7. DIRECTORY READY FOR PRINTING
2. ANNUAL MEETING/WINE TASTING EVENT 8. ETE BOWL
3. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SERVICE PROJECT 9. WAIMEA VALLEY AUDUBON CENTER SERVICE PROJECT
4. LOBBYING, ETHICS AND SUNSHINE SEMINAR 10. PLANNING FOR 2007 BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
5. FOUR QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS 11. WEBSITE
6. ALL CLASS REUNION 12. SUPPORT FOR LAW SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Dues and Don’ts – Credit Card Payment Option Now Available through PayPal

Regular Payment by Check. Please do send in your 2007 Alumni Association Dues of $20. Don’t delay. Simply fill in the Membership Form below and send it in, with your $20 check payable to “WSRSLAA,” to WSRSLAA at P.O. Box 952 Honolulu, HI 96808. Without your support we won’t be able to continue to provide you news about your classmates and what’s happening at your Law School. December 2006 graduates are automatically members for 2007. Think you’ve prepaid your 2007 dues? Check our Website (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lawalum/)

PayPal Credit Card Payment Option. We have recently established a credit card payment option through PayPal, whereby alumni who have a PayPal account may simply log on to: https://www.paypal.com/ and send their dues to the WSRSLAA using their credit card. After logging on, simply click the “send money” tab, enter the payment amount (“$20.00” in U.S. dollars) and designate the payee’s email address as “wsrslaa@yahoo.com”). Please include your email address and, under “note,” please let us know whose dues are being paid and any mailing address up-date we should know about. If you do not have a PayPal account, it is simple to sign up, and setting up a basic account costs you nothing.


WSRSLAA MEMBERSHIP FORM - 2007
(SEND WITH $20 DUES CHECK TO WSRSLAA AT P.O. BOX 952 HONOLULU HI 96808)

Name: _________________________________ Graduating Class: _______________
Firm/Co./Agency ________________________
_______________________________________ Contact
Email address: __________________
Address: _______________________________
________________________________________ Phone: _________________________
Fax: ___________________________

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “WSRSLAA”

Note:
December 2006 graduates are automatically members of the WSRSLAA for 2007. Not sure if you’ve paid your dues?—Check our Association website and look under “members.”

Nomination Form for
William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association
2007 Outstanding Alumni Award

RETURN BY MAIL: WSRSLAA
P.O. Box 952
Honolulu, HI 96808
EMAIL IN PDF FORMAT: lawalum@hawaii.edu

POSTMARK/EMAIL DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 3, 2007
*** Nomination forms received after the deadline will not be considered. ***

Name of Nominee: _________________________ J.D. Year: ________
Address: _________________________________ Phone: ____________________
_________________________________________ Email: ____________________
Submitted by: J.D. Year: _________
Address: _________________________________ Phone: ___________________
_________________________________________ Email: ___________________


Describe the nominee’s professional qualifications and accomplishments (use additional pages if necessary):
Describe the nominee’s record of public interest activities and service to the community, including service to the University of Hawai‘i, the Richardson Law School, the Alumni Association, and other organizations affiliated with the U.H. or Law School (use additional pages if necessary):
Describe any other reasons that the nominee should receive the Distinguished Alumni Award (use additional pages if necessary):
2007 Golf Tournament Set for Thursday, May 17th at Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club; Promote your Business by Being a Sponsor or Prize Donor.

Alumni golfers—don’t forget, after a one-year hiatus, our annual Law School Alumni and Friends Benefit Golf Tournament is back. Tournament details are on the enclosed tournament brochure. If no brochure is enclosed or you would like to email copies to friends, just go to our Website (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lawalum/), click on “Events,” then click on “Tournament Brochure” next to the event listing for the 2007 Law Benefit Golf Tournament

Join us at the beautiful Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club in Ewa for the afternoon of Thursday, May 17. As always, the Prince will provide an onolicious banquet dinner and there will be loads of prizes and fun galore. Remember, “the worst day on the golf course beats the best day at the desk.”

If you would like to promote your business or firm, become a tournament sponsor or prize donor. Contact Colin Kurata at 524-2900 or the Association by email.

Pau Hana Annual Meeting -- 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 29th at the Plaza Club Downtown.

All alumni—you are welcome to attend the Association’s 2007 annual meeting at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2007 at the Plaza Club on the 20th Floor of the Pioneer Plaza (900 Fort St. Mall) in Downtown Honolulu. To add an item to the agenda, contact any WSRSLAA Officer, or email us at lawalum@hawaii.edu.

After our brief meeting (i.e. pau by 5:30 p.m.), join us for our Third Annual Wine Tasting Event (see related story below).

The 2007 Meeting Agenda follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of 2006 Annual Meeting Minutes
3. President’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Dean’s Report
6. Old Business
7. New Business
8. Election Results
9. Adjournment

Law School Alumni & Friends Food & Wine Extravaganza III Pau Hana at the Plaza Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2007.

Whether you can attend our annual meeting or not, join the Association for its Third Annual Food & Wine Extravaganza beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2007 at the Plaza Club (20th Flr. of Pioneer Plaza at 900 Fort St. Mall in downtown Honolulu). (Wine will be served only to those of legal drinking age.) Impress your firm’s summer clerks by bringing them to Extravaganza III.

Last year’s Extravaganza II was the culinary hit of the summer, with over 100 law students, faculty members, alumni and friends in attendance. In addition to a broad variety of wines, heavy pupus will be served. (Last year’s pupus included lamb riso wth wild mushrooms, braised beef, salmon scallop skewers with lemon basil aioli, blackened ahi with roasted garlic aioli, kalua pork & pepperjack cheese quesadilla and toasted crostini with goat cheese and marinated tomatoes.)

Tickets are available at $50 for law students and Alumni Association members or $55 for all others. (Not sure whether you’re a member?--Check your membership status on our website.) Questions? Send us an email at lawalum@hawaii.edu (reference “extravaganza” in your subject line).

 

FOOD & WINE EXTRAVAGANZA III
JUNE 29, 2007—PLAZA CLUB
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “WSRSLAA”
SEND CHECKS TO: WSRSLAA AT P.O. BOX 952 HONOLULU HI 96808
(or pay by Credit Card via PAYPAL – See Discussion Above the Enclosed Dues Form)
If your check is received after June 25, tickets will be held at the door.

Name: _________________________________
Guest(s): _______________________________
________________________________________ Graduating Class (if applicable): _______
Graduating Class(es) (if appl.): ________
____________________________________
Send tickets to: ________________________
_______________________________________
Hold ticket(s) at the door Contact
Email address: __________________ or
Phone: _________________________

Number of tickets desired: _________ Amount enclosed $ ______________
I paid via PAYPAL

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “WSRSLAA”
Note:
December 2006 graduates are automatically members of the WSRSLAA for 2007. Not sure if you’re a dues-paid 2007 member?—Check our Association website; look under “members.”


Join the Alumni Board for 2007-2008 – We Want YOU.

Half of our Association’s elected Board positions (3 from the class of 1991 and earlier and 3 from later classes) and all of our Officer positions (Pres., V.P., Corresponding and Recording Secretaries and Treas.) are up for grabs in the coming election (or non-election if no positions are contested). So, if you’d like to join the board or nominate another alum (with his or her ok) to serve, fill out the Nomination Form below and send it in or email it to us by Tuesday, May 24, 2007.


OFFICER/DIRECTOR NOMINATION FORM
(MAIL TO WSRSLAA P.O. BOX 952 HONOLULU, HI 96808 BY MAY 24, 2007)

NOMINEE___________________________ LAW GRADUATION YR. __________
(Please Print)

Nominee’s Phone No. or Current Email address ___________________________
(To allow confirmation of willingness to serve)

NOMINA(TOR)(TRIX) _________________________ CLASS OF __________
(Please Print)

OFFICE FOR WHICH THE NOMINEE IS NOMINATED ___________________
(President, Vice President, Recording Sec., Corresponding Sec., Treasurer or Director)


Oyez! Oyez! Come to the Fourth Annual All Class Reunion on Friday, September 28—Full Kamaaina Dinner Buffet; Save the Date on Your Calendar Today.

Come one, come all, to the Alumni Association’s Fourth Annual All Class Reunion from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, September 28th. Join your classmates, coworkers and other friends for a good time in the “Old Hawai‘i” ambiance of the Willows Restaurant on Hausten St. in Moiliili. The special reunion classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002 will be celebrating their 30th, 25th, 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th reunions, respectively, and are especially encouraged to come.

A special Kamaaina Buffet Dinner menu has been created to tickle your taste buds. The full buffet dinner and a standard drink will cost only $45 for dues paid Alumni Association members and only $50 for non-members. (Check your dues status on our website.)

At the dinner we will be honoring one of our many wonderful alumni as the “Outstanding Alum” of 2007, and Dean Soifer will be honoring another alum for his or her support for the Law School. Send in the enclosed Outstanding Alum nomination form if you would like to nominate an alum for the Association’s award.

Habitat for Humanity Project Set for Saturday, July 21, 2007.

The Alumni Association will be sponsoring a workday for Habitat for Humanity on the Leeward Coast on Saturday, July 21, 2007. We will probably be working from 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. Lunch and drinks will be served.

Join the Alumni Association in helping a needy and deserving Leeward family build a home. If you would be interested in helping out, even if for half the work day, please contact the Alumni Association at lawalum@hawaii.edu or call Boardmember Ming Chi at 956-6545. For those expressing interest in helping, we will provide more details as July 21 approaches. Last year 24 alumni and friends (many pictured in last month’s newsletter) helped out; let’s make it 30+ this year.

Law School’s Hispanic Moot Court Team Finishes in Top Eight Nationally.

Continuing the William S. Richardson School of Law's tradition of moot court excellence, the School’s 2007 Hispanic Moot Court Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Moot Court Competition, held this year in Minneapolis. The team finished in the top eight out of thirty-two teams coming from such top law schools as the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Northwestern, Wisconsin, BYU, and Colorado. This was the team's first year as an "official" WSRSL Hispanic Moot Court team, so the team was able to focus on the legal issues and arguments, rather than on fundraising.

In the quarterfinal round, the WSRSL team (third-year student Kristl Ishikane '07, and second-year students Mars Johnson '08 and Mark Disher '08) faced the University of Illinois team, winner of the best overall brief. Although our team did not advance to the semi-finals, second-year student Mark Disher '08 earned an individual award as best oralist in the competition.

The team's coaches are: Elizabeth Robinson '01, Colette Honda '01, and Kirsha Durante '04. Second-year student Michael Colon '08 was the alternate team member, and first-year student Jasmine King '09 was the team's administrative assistant.

Alumni Tidbits:

If you would like us to share news about yourself, your family, or your business with your classmates and other alumni, simply send us a note to our mailing address (above) or an email to lawalum@hawaii.edu. If sending an email, please refer to “alumni news” in the subject line.

1985 – Best wishes to Edsel M. Yamada, who has joined Lane Ishida to form Ishida & Yamada LLP. Their general practice is located at 888 Mililani St., PH5.

1988 – Congratulations to the Law School’s own Cyndi Quinn upon being named President of Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i, Inc., for the coming year.