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Deadline to Apply: HSBF Board and Access to Justice Commission Openings

The Hawaii State Bar Foundation and the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission will have positions expiring in December. General qualifications for these positions include: affirmative interest in the organization and support of its mission; willing and able to devote time to perform necessary duties; conscientious, studious, thorough and diligent in learning methods and problems of the organization.

HSBF Duties: Sets short term and long term strategic goals and directions for the HSBF, fundraises and develops sufficient resources to carry out goals and directions; and provides oversight of the HSBF’s finances, grants, programs, and operations. Other qualifications: serves as an emissary in the legal community and beyond for the HSBF and its mission. Three openings; 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014. Specific requirements for HSBF Board member: (a) committed to serving on the Board, attending all meetings, promoting causes and purposes of HSBF to the community; (b) not a "Disqualified Person" (not substantial contributor to HSBF or related to one; not family member of foundation managers); (c) not in leadership or management of any non-HSBA entity that receives or expects to receive direct pecuniary benefit from HSBF; (d) majority of Board members must be active members in good standing of HSBA.

A2JC Duties: The Commission’s primary purpose is to substantially increase access to justice in civil legal matters for low- and moderate-income residents of Hawai`i. Other qualifications: active HSBA member who has demonstrated a commitment to and familiarity with access to justice issues in Hawai’i. Two HSBA representative openings; 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014. For more details on the Commission’s work, click this link:

Anyone interested in serving in these capacities should submit to the HSBA Nominating Committee at a resume, reason for wanting to serve, and area of concentration. Please note that these positions are uncompensated, and that applicants need to disclose all public disciplinary sanctions. If there have been none, then state that such is the case. Please submit applications to the HSBA Office by September 20, 2013. Appointment will be made at the HSBA Board meeting in December 2013.

Fri Sep 20, 2013