Nomination Form for
William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association
2008 Outstanding Alum Award

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

POSTMARK/EMAIL DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 3, 2008
*** 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 Hawaiʻi, 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 Outstanding Alumn Award (use additional pages if necessary):

Alumni Association/Environmental Law Society Stream Clean-up April 19, 2008.

The Richardson Law School Alumni Association and the Law School’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be partnering on a stream clean-up on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to around 12 noon. We will be meeting at 9 a.m. in the Law School parking lot (diamond head makai corner of Dole St. and Lower Campus Rd.) and carpooling from there. If people are late and get left behind they can come and find us in the ELS’ section of Mānoa/Palolo streams. ELS’ adopted area starts at the ewa end of Waialae Avenue, right before the road turns right into the back entrance of the UH lower campus (near Murakami stadium) or gets to H1 west-bound. Alumni can park on a small side street (Koali Rd.), which is the first right off of Waialae Ave. ewa-bound past its intersection with Kapahulu Ave. (the intersection with the huge new self-storage facility on the corner).

Volunteers should wear old or stained clothes, old covered shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and water. If you have work gloves, please bring them also. Otherwise, gloves will be supplied. We will provide drinking water, If you have questions, please contact us by email at lawalum@hawaii.edu.

2008 Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament Set for Tuesday, May 20th at Hawaiʻi Prince Golf Club; Promote your Business by Being a Sponsor or Prize Donor or by Sponsoring a Student Team.

Join us at the beautiful Hawaiʻi Prince Golf Club in Ewa for the afternoon of Tuesday, May 20. 2008. 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 2008 Law Benefit Golf Tournament

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, please consider becoming a tournament sponsor or prize donor. Have your business name printed on a tee sign posted at one of the tees on the course or sponsor a law student golfer ($150) or team ($450). Questions -- contact Colin Kurata or the Association by email.

April 18 Graduating Class of 2008 Dinner also Recognizing the 25th Anniversary Class of 1983—Act Quickly if You Would Like to Attend.

Please join us as we: Welcome the Class of 2008 to the Alumni Association & Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Class of 1983 at the 2008 GRADUATION DINNER.

Place: Oahu Country Club Clubhouse
Time & Date: 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008
Cost: $45 per Person (Valet Parking Included)
Attire: Semi-Formal attire (Please, no aloha wear.)

RSVPs: Please R.S.V.P. to:
Jennifer Hee at the Law School by April 9, 2008
Send checks to Jennifer’s attention at: William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822
Make checks payable to "WSRSL Class of 2008" or pay through Paypal (details below).

PayPal Credit Card Payment Option: log onto: https://www.paypal.com/ and send payment using your credit card. After logging on, simply click the “send money” tab, enter the payment amount (in U.S. dollars) and designate the payee’s email address as “wsrslaa@yahoo.com”. Please include your email address and, under “note,” let us know what the payment is for (e.g. “2008 Graduating Class Dinner”) 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.

Pau Hana WSRSLAA Annual Meeting -- 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 27th at the Plaza Club Downtown.

All alumni—you are cordially invited to attend the Association’s 2008 annual meeting at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008 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 meeting agenda, contact any WSRSLAA Officer, or email us at lawalum@hawaii.edu.

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

The 2008 Annual Meeting Agenda follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of 2007 Annual Meeting Minutes
3. President’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Old Business
6. New Business
7. Election Results
8. Dean’s Report (to be presented during Food & Wine Event)
9. Adjournment

Law School Alumni & Friends Food & Wine Extravaganza IV Pau Hana at the Plaza Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008.

Whether you can attend our annual meeting or not, join the Association for its Fourth Annual Food & Wine Extravaganza beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008 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 IV.

Last year’s Extravaganza III was the culinary and fine wine hit of the summer, with over 80 law students, faculty members, alumni and friends reveling. In addition to a broad variety of wines from some of Honolulu’s top wine purveyors, heavy pupus will be served.

Tickets are available at $50 for law students and $55 for all others. Questions? Send us an email at lawalum@hawaii.edu (reference “extravaganza” in your subject line).


(or pay by Credit Card via PAYPAL – see note below)
If your payment is received after June 22, 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” or pay via PayPal (see details at end of story on the April 18, 2008 Graduating Class Dinner


Join the Alumni Board for 2008-2009 – We Want YOU!

Half of our Association’s elected Board positions (3 from the classes of 1976-91 and 3 from more recent 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 27, 2008.


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)

(President, Vice President, Recording Sec., Corresponding Sec., Treasurer or Director)

Class of 1982 Endow Fund at the Law School.

In celebration of their 25th reunion, the Class of 1982 recently reached the $35,000 minimum amount required to permanently endow the Class of 1982 Endowment Fund.

This fund, created to honor their class and dedicated in memory of classmates Kevin Lee, Linda Zichittella Leong, Glenn Nagata, and Dean Yamashiro, will provide the Law School’s faculty and students with much needed resources to continue the first-rate law school experience that they received 25 years ago.

The Class of 1982 Endowment Fund will be an available resource to the Law School starting in the Fall of 2008.

If you or your class would like to create a legacy and invest in the Law School’s future like the members of the Class of 1982, please contact Jennifer Hee at the Law School Development Office at jennifer.hee@uhf.hawaii.edu.

Lawyer’s League Slow-Pitch (Co-ed) Softball May – October, 2008 -- Individual players and/or full teams WANTED.

Games are held on Saturdays at: 1:00 p.m., 2:20 p.m. & 3:40 p.m. at the Kapiolani Park Softball Fields at the diamond head end of the park, near the off-street parking lots.

Join an existing team or organize your own team by contacting:

Michael Ragsdale: by email or by phone
Robert Martin: by email

Come to the Fifth Annual All Class Reunion on Friday, October 3 — Great Company, Great Food at Hale Koa; Save the Date on Your Calendar Today.

Come one, come all, to the Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual All Class Reunion from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, Oct. 3rd. Join your classmates, coworkers and other friends for a good time in the old Waikiki ambiance of the Hale Koa Hotel on Kalia Rd. on the ewa edge of Waikiki. Members of the special reunion classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003 will be celebrating their 30th, 25th, 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th reunions, respectively, and are especially encouraged to show up in force.

A special menu is being created to tantalize your taste buds. The event will cost only $50.

At the dinner we will be honoring one of our many stellar alums as the “Outstanding Alum” of 2008, 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. Break the Class of 1977’s three-year streak by nominating your distinguished classmate.

Law School Faculty and Alumni Tapped to Serve on Turtle Bay Task Force and Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission.

Governor Lingle recently named north shore resident and Richardson Law School Professor Denise Antolini; Lea Hong (’91), Hawaiian Islands Program Director, Trust for Public Lands; and Blake McElheny (’99), president of the North Shore Community Land Trust, among others, to serve on a 17-member Turtle Bay Advisory Working Group to develop ideas and recommendations for the possible purchase and preservation of the Turtle Bay property on the north shore of Oahu.

Professor Antolini and Jody Kaulukukui (’98), Hawaiʻi director of the Nature Conservancy, have been tapped to serve on the City and County of Honolulu’s Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission. The Commission will be making recommendations on expenditure of monies in the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund recently created as a result of City Charter amendments approved by Honolulu voters in 2006.

Alumni Tidbits:

Just married? Just had a baby? Just started a new business (legal or nonlegal, but not illegal)? Share your good news with your classmates and other alumni by simply sending 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.

1978 – Congratulations to Gaylord G. Tom, honorary consul to the Netherlands, on his recent inauguration as dean of the Consular Corps of Hawaiʻi at its annual Inaugural Ball at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Gaylord is in his own private law practice.
1979 – Speaking of honorary consul, mahalo to Patricia Y. Lee, Ph.D., honorary consul to France, who has recently agreed to serve on the Ethics Commission of the City and County of Honolulu. Dr. Lee is a partner with the Goodsill firm in Honolulu.

1981 – Congratulations to Sheryl L. Nicholson who was recently named President of the ACLU of Hawaiʻi for 2008. Sheryl is a partner with Paul Johnson Park & Niles.

1985 – Best wishes to Thomas R. Grande, who recently left Davis Levin Livingston Grande after over 20 years with the firm to start his own law firm, the Grande Law Offices (see www.GrandeLaw Offices.com). He plans to continue representing consumers and whistleblowers in qui tam and class actions and health care fraud litigation.

2004 - Our best to former alumni boardmembers Scott Suzuki who has recently opened his own law office at the Varsity Bldg. near the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Scott has been a gerontologist for over 10 years, has volunteered extensively with the U.H. Elder Law Program, is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, and has assisted and provided training to Legal Aid attorneys in guardianship and elder law. His practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning, special needs planning, and elder law.