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Leslie Ann Hayashi

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Leslie Ann Hayashi, Japanese, American judge. Bar: Illinois 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1980, United States District Court Illinois 1980, Hawaii 1981, United States District Court Hawaii 1981, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1982. Named Hawaii's Junior Miss, 1972.

Background

Hayashi, Leslie Ann was born on August 3, 1954 in Tokyo. Daughter of Warren Shizuo Hayashi and Gerde Ilse (Wilhelm) Smejkal.

Education

Bachelor with distinction, Stanford University, 1976. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1979.

Career

Visiting fellow American Judicature Society, Chicago, 1979-1980, staff attorney, 1980. Associate Hamilton, Gibson, Nickelson, Rush & Moore, Honolulu, 1980-1986. Partner Rush, Moore, Craven, Kim & Stricklin, 1987-1988.

Executive director Hawaii Lawyers Care, 1988-1989. Per diem judge, 1989-1990. Judge Dist Court of First Circuit State of Hawaii, since 1990.

Co-chair committee on equality and access to the courts Hawaii Supreme Court, 1987, arbitrator, 1985-1990. Board directors Hawaii Women Lawyer Legal Foundation, 1986, secretary, 1991.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1980, United States District Court Illinois 1980, Hawaii 1981, United States District Court Hawaii 1981, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1982.

Membership

Member Hawaii Bar Association (board directors young lawyers division 1987-1988, vice president, president-elect 1989, president 1990), Hawaii Women Lawyers (board directors, president 1986-1987), Hawaii Women Legal Foundation (board directors 1986, 92, secretary 1991), Hawaii Women's Consortium (co-founder, board directors 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Ballet, watercolors, writing for children, poetry.

Connections

Married Alan Van Etten, May 10, 1986. Children: Justin Ken, Taylor Riki.

father:
Warren Shizuo Hayashi Smejkal

mother:
Gerde Ilse (Wilhelm) Smejkal

spouse:
Alan Van Etten

children:
Justin Ken Hayashi

Taylor Riki Hayashi