Our roots are in Hawai‘i. That’s why M4 encourages and supports a wide variety of philanthropic, charitable, and pro bono activities:
We are proud to be affiliated with organizations that make a positive difference in Hawai‘i. Our attorneys serve in leadership positions within various community and non-profit organizations, such as the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Aloha United Way Society of Young Leaders, the Urasenke Foundation of Hawai‘i, and the Hawai‘i Nature Center.
Hawai‘i State Bar Association
M4 has a long history of leadership within the Hawai‘i State Bar Association (“HSBA”). Various M4 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. Associate attorneys 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 Hawai‘i 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.
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 Hawai‘i, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i.