The election is conducted by mail among Hawai‘i’s
7,000 attorneys. Results will be announced Dec. 5. If elected,
Masuda would automatically become President of the State Bar
Association in 2005.
The odds-on favorite would have to be Turbin,” Masuda said, “because
there are far more attorneys in private practice than in government.
The smallest group in the Bar is academicians.” Nonetheless,
Masuda added, “I’m pleased my nomination draws
attention in the legal community and the larger community outside
to the law programs here at HPU.”
Masuda is former president of the Young Lawyers Division
of the Bar. He has served for years on various Bar committees,
was editor of the Hawai‘i Bar Journal for two decades.
He created the Justice Administration major at HPU and teaches
both JADM and business law.