Community stewardship is more than a responsibility–it’s part of who we are.
M4 has a long tradition of public service and community involvement, and supports a wide variety of philanthropic, charitable and pro bono activities with our time, our legal expertise and financial contributions.
We support and encourage our attorneys to participate in a variety of pro bono activities, and to serve in leadership positions in a variety of civic, charitable and legal organizations, throughout Hawaii.
We are proud to be affiliated with organizations that make a positive difference in Hawaii. Our attorneys serve in leadership positions within various community and non-profit organizations, such as the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii, and the Hawaii Nature Center.
Hawaii State Bar Association
M4 has a long history of leadership within the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA). Our attorneys have served as officers and directors of the HSBA, including William C. McCorriston and Nadine Y. Ando, who each served a term as the President. Associates are encouraged to participate in the HSBA Young Lawyers Division and the HSBA Leadership Institute.
Several of our attorneys are, or have been, professors at the William S. Richardson School of Law, the Keio University School of Law, and other academic institutions in Hawaii and abroad. Our lawyers regularly volunteer their time to judge moot court competitions, speak as guest lecturers or panelists, and write articles about various legal issues.
M4 encourages its attorneys to volunteer with organizations and activities they are passionate about. We believe that our attorneys’ involvement in volunteer activities in the arts, athletics, education, and other areas helps to give us a deeper understanding of our community.
M4 is humbled to be listed in Hawaii Business Magazine’s annual list of Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies, and we are proud of the charitable financial contributions made by M4 attorneys and staff to our community.
Providing pro bono services to our community is one of the most important ways we measure our professional success. Recent pro bono matters include counseling and advising the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, helping entrepreneurs start their own small businesses, staffing the Access to Justice Room at the District Court, and adopting the Outreach Program at the Weinberg Village in Waimanalo. We are proud to support pro bono legal service providers such as the Business Law Corps, Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.