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WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION

The Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court and The Office of Disciplinary Counsel are now located at  201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. 

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HAWAII RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

The Hawai`i Supreme Court has amended the Hawai`i Rules of Professional Conduct effective January 1, 2014.  Here is a link to the amendments.  http://www.courts.state.hi.us/docs/court_rules/pdf/2013/2013_hrpc_ada.pdf


DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL'S REPORT

2011 and 2012 Annual Statistical summary


JUDGE LESLIE A. HAYASHI ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LAWYER DISCIPLINARY BOARDS

Judge Leslie A. Hayashi has been elected to serve on the board of the National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards (NCLDB).  Her three year term begins July 1, 2013.  The NCLDB is a national organization providing exchange of information and ideas relating to the administration, conduct and improvement of formal disciplinary proceedings among its 27 members which include the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.  Judge Hayashi is in her third three year term on Hawai`i’s Disciplinary Board and has served as Secretary and Vice-Chair.  She is also a member of the Committee to Revise the Hawai`i Rules of Professional Conduct.


DISCIPLINARY ORDERS

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of Cheryl R. Brawley (September 26, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Amended Order of Transfer to Inactive Status of James H. Fosbinder (September 12, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Christopher M. Fujiyama (August 13, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of Eadean M. Buffington (July 7, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Leslie Clarke Rountree II (July 7, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Khaled S. Mujtabaa (June 24, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of M. Cora Avinante (June 12, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Granting Petition for the Immediate Restraint of Andrew A. Agard (February 25, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of B. Ladd Ueoka (February 14, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension  of Ronald G. S. Au (January 21, 2014)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Granting Petition to Resign in Lieu of Discipline of Douglas D. Osterloh  (November 27, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Christopher M. Fujiyama (November 6, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Michael R. Salling (October 22, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Granting Petition for Reinstatement of Burton D. Gould (July 18, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Imposing a Public Censure of Diana R. Danmeyer (July 17, 2013)

Hawai'i Supreme Court Order Imposing Public Censure of Philip M. Kleinsmith (July 15, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Appointment for Clifford L. Nakea, Philip H. Lowenthal, Judith A. Schevtchuk, Carolene Kawano Neely, James L. Branham, and Sheton Jim On ((July 5, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Gilbert P. Kea (July 2, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Notice of Suspension of Thomas Francis Feeney (July 1, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Reinstatement of Harry E. Eliason (April 30, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Steven B. Songstad (April 17, 2013)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Public Reprimand of Damon M. Senaha (March 11, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Wing C. Ng (March 1, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Transfer to Inactive Status of Michael K. Kaneshiro (February 22, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Chris P. Bertelmann (February 15, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Andre S. Wooten (February 15, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Frank M. Fernandez (February 14, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of Greg I. Nishioka (February 11, 2013)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Decision and Public Order of Discipline of Robert D.S. Kim (February 11, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Keoni K. Agard (February 5, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of Craig K. Furusho (January 30, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Harry E. Eliason (January 23, 2013)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Reprimand of Graham D. Mottola (December 11, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Carolyn S. Kiyota (October 31, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Joan Palmer Davis (October 12, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Imposing Interim Suspension of Allison L. Jacobs (October 5, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of Robert D. Kawamura (October 2, 2012)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Reprimand of Thomas P. Dunn (September 27, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Gregory T. Highnote (September 24, 2012)

Hawai'i Supreme Court Order of Suspension B. Ladd Ueoka (September 17, 2012)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Reprimand Michael G. M. Ostendorp (July 26, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Appointment for Gary M. Farkas, Joy M. Miyasaki, Jeffrey R. Miller, and Harrilynn-Joy K. Kame`enui (June 28, 2012)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Reprimand of Gerald T. Johnson (June 28, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of Emmanuel G. Guerrero (June 22, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of Donald L. Wilkerson (June 14, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of Steven H.S. Wong (June 4, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Wevley William Shea (May 1, 2012)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Public Order of Discipline for Everett Walton (February 23, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of Ronald D.S. Lau (February 14, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation in Lieu of Discipline of Dennis D. Nishimura (January 17, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Robert M. M. Seto (January 5, 2012)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Earle A. Partington (November 9, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Reinstatement of Richard K. Griffith (October 31, 2011)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Public Order of Discipline for Peter C. Hsieh (October 27, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure of B. Ladd M. Ueoka (September 14, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Richard Hacker (August 16, 2011)

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Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Cheryl Parkinson Martinsen (August 10, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Richard K. Griffith (August 1, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order  of Disbarment of Terrie Chun (July 19, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Appointment for A. Didrick Castberg, Diane Hastert, The Honorable Leslie Hayashi, The Honorable Evelyn Lance, Eugene Uemura, and Nathan Sult (July 7, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Nathan Paco (June 28, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Reinstatement of Damon T. Yonashiro (June 9, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Scott T. Strack (May 27, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Vickery J. Russell (May 23, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Interim Suspension of Frank M. Fernandez (April 18, 2011)

Disciplinary Board of the Hawai`i Supreme Court Public Reprimand of William Fenton Sink (March 31, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Gary L. Hartman (March 24, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension of Lee T. Miki (March 24, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Transfer to Inactive Status of Steven R. Lee (March 21, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Danilo T. Aguilar (March 18, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure for Mark F. Buckman (March 9, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension for Janet Clare Miller (March 9, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Censure for Thomas D. Collins, III (January 3, 2011)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension for Carrie M. Yonemori (December 23, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Suspension for Ronald D.S. Lau (November 24, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Public Discipline for Steve H. Cedillos
 (October 28, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Reinstatement of Gary A. Modafferi
 (October 7, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Reinstatement of Thomas R. LePage (September 14, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation In Lieu of Discipline for Nathan R. Brenner
 (July 19, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation In Lieu of Discipline for Curtis T. Narimatsu (July 19, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order of Disbarment of Gary N. Morikawa (July 19, 2010)

Hawaii Bar Journal Interview of Janet Hunt (July 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Announces Reappointment of Philip Lowenthal, Margaret Masunaga, Clifford Nakea, Jean Rolles and Dean Ochiai to the Disciplinary Board, and appointment of Judith Schevtchuk to the Disciplinary Board (June 30, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Orders Immediate Suspension from the Practice Of Law for Steven B. Songstad
 (January 14, 2010)

Hawai`i Supreme Court Order Allowing Resignation In Lieu of Discipline for Barbara Lee Melvin
 (December 9, 2009)