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 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence


Hawaii amended its Rules of Professional Conduct in the summer of 2013. Those changes go into effect 1/1/2014

hawaiiparalegal.org   . .
UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts

Haw. Rev. Stat. 605-14; only the Bar Association or the Attorney General has standing to bring an action for violation of this section. 501 F.Supp. 830

Haw. Rev. Stat. 710-1077(e) UPL is criminal contempt of court


discipline + Ronald Au for a case about a lawyer who was disciplined for (among other things) splitting legal fees with a "runner"

Opinion by Fair Trade Commission on real estate closing and competition


Hawaii Court Rules 502

Save Sunset Beach Coalition v City and County of Honolulu, 102 Hawaii 465, 485 (Hawaii, 2003)


Hernandez v Tanninen, 604 F.3d 1095, 1100 (9th Cir., 2010)


Hawaii's prison system pays a private company to house prisoners on the Mainland. In 2012, the Hawaii ACLU claimed that prison guards regularly listened in on inmates telephone calls with their lawyers. What can you find on this case?

The recent amendments to Hawaii's Rules of Professional Conduct include language allowing lawyers to advertise on social media.

The Hawaii Bar Journal has a 2011 article on this issue. Search

A Matter of Trust: Lawyers, Clients and Whose Money Is It?

Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
. Richlin v. Chertoff 2008 US Supreme Court recovery of paralegal fees There are no published opinions on this issue in Hawaii. Hawaii Attorneys & Judges Assistance Program HSBA has a whole list of places that need your help as a volunteer.
Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.


Reporting Misconduct .

Article on Metadata






Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court

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