Morehead Scholar; Root-Tilden Scholar. Federal Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Gus J. Solomon, Portland, Oregon, 1975. Environmental Law Work with Life of the Land, Hawaii, 1971-1976. Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Honolulu Family Lawyer of the Year, 2009. Recipient: Hawaii State Bar Association's C. Frederick Schutte Award for Outstanding and Meritorious Service to the Legal Community and the Profession, 1992; Hawaii State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division President's Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service to the Community, 1997. Designated The Best Lawyers in America, 1989—; Designated Hawaii "A+ Lawyer," 1993—; Designated Hawaii "Super Lawyer," 2008. Certified
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1985—. Certified Divorce Mediator, 1985. AAML Certified Divorce Arbitrator, 1992. Arbitrator, Private Judge, Mediator and Settlement Master, Dispute Prevention Resolution, Inc., 2006—. Family Court Volunteer and Settlement Master, 1988, 2004—. Family Court Volunteer, Settlement Master Steering Committee, 2003—. Member: Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Statewide Divorce Practice Reform, 2005—; First Circuit Family Court Procedures Improvement Group, 2006—; Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Hawaii Family Court Rules, 2007—. Program Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association's Annual Divorce Law Update Program, 1989-2007. Editor: Family Law Section's Journal of Hawaii Family Law, 1990—; Bar Association's Hawaii Divorce Manual, 1992—. Author of numerous articles on divorce law for the Hawaii Bar Journal, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Senior Trainer for divorce mediators at the Mediation Center of the Pacific, 1998—. Senior Lawyer Trainer for volunteers staffing the First Circuit Family Court's divorce education programs "Kids First" and "Kids First II," 1995—. Hawaii Law Reporter, American Bar Association's Family Law Section, 1998—. Moderator, Family Court's "Divorce Law in Hawaii" monthly public education program on divorce money issues, 2002—. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.