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Inkinen is assisting Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) with their search for an Executive Director.


The Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) has been a part of Hawaii since 1899, when the Association was founded by a handful of volunteer lawyers. Incorporated in 1985, HSBA became the professional trade association for all lawyers licensed to practice law in Hawaii in 1989.

The mission of the HSBA is “to unite and inspire Hawaii’s lawyers to promote justice, serve the public, and improve the legal profession”. Over 8,000 members of the HSBA are located all over the world and are involved in every aspect of community, business, government and nonprofit sectors of society.

HSBA’s highest impact programs include: Continuing Legal Education, delivering quality education to the legal community to promote integrity and competency of lawyers in Hawaii; vetting appointments to the Hawaii State Courts at all levels, subject to approval by the state senate; the coordination of volunteer attorneys who invest thousands of hours annually in pro bono work and community activities; and the HSBA Leadership Institute, which fosters professional growth and enhances leadership skills of future leaders of the Bar.


The Executive Director (ED) of the HSBA serves as the face of the organization and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of a dedicated and tenured staff. The ED is responsible for oversight of HSBA programs and activities and is accountable for the fiscal soundness of the association. The ED participates in long- and short-term planning, provides input to the HSBA Board in policy analysis and strategic decision-making, and oversees a diverse range of members, uniting them under a shared vision. The ED reports to the Board of Directors.

The ED provides executive leadership and serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches on matters concerning the association and strategically supports the judiciary with its legislative package and other initiatives to enhance the legal profession. The ED also serves as a liaison with various legal service providers and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation.