Attorney resigns after license suspended
After having his license suspended since September 2012, Wailuku attorney B. Ladd Ueoka has resigned from the practice of law in lieu of discipline, according to a news release Monday.
Ueoka will not be eligible to practice law in Hawaii until reinstated by the Hawaii Supreme Court, and he cannot accept any new clients or retainer fees, the release said. Resignation from the practice of law in lieu of discipline is "a disbarment for all purposes under the Supreme Court Rules."
His resignation is effective March 15.
Ueoka declined to comment Thursday.
One year before his license was suspended, the high court publicly censured the Wailuku attorney. The Sept. 14, 2011, order claimed "breach of client confidentiality, failure to ensure that his staff complied with professional duties of confidentiality" as well as another accusation of failing to cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Ueoka graduated from the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law and was admitted to the Hawaii bar in 1977.
Historic preservation basics topic of class
A seminar on the basics for historic preservation will be held in Maui County in the spring. The "Historic Preservation Basics Seminar" is a partnership between the Historic Hawai'i Foundation and the Hawaii state Historic Preservation Division.
The free three-hour class will cover historic preservation essentials in the context of each island's community. Attendees could include those interested in preserving Hawaii's historic and cultural places; historic preservation, cultural resource and planning commissioners; government planning staff; elected officials; and local preservation organizations.
The meetings, from 9 a.m. to noon, are set for:
* Lanai, April 26, Lana'i Senior Center, 309 Seventh St.
* Molokai, May 17, Kulana'owi Halau at Hawaiian Multi-Center, 600 Maunaloa Highway.
* Maui, June 14, Lumeria Maui, 1813 Baldwin Ave. in Paia/Makawao.
Preregistration is required. For information and online registration, go to www.historichawaii.org.
Apps promote access to state lawmakers
The State of Hawaii has launched two new online applications that make it easier for the public to identify and connect with their legislative representatives.
An announcement from the state Office of Information and Technology this month announced the two apps, Your 2014 Hawaii State Senate and Your 2014 Hawaii State House, to help residents identify who their lawmakers are and connect to legislators' websites. The apps were developed in response to public comments provided during an open government workshop at the Hawaii Digital Government Summit in November.
To find the apps, go to planning.hawaii.gov/gis/ and click on the tab for maps, tools and applications.
More features, such as an address locator, will be coming soon, the announcement said.