The American Judicature Society’s (“AJS”) annual meeting is held in December, the major
purpose of which is to inform the membership of major activities and considerations of the past
year and to elect officers for the coming year. A keynote address is typically presented by the
Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the annual meetings were held at the Pacific Club in
Hawaii, followed by a reception where participants socialized with colleagues and welcomed
new members. The annual meeting on December 3, 2020 was held virtually because of the

Below are links to the keynote addresses delivered by the Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald,
Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court, at the 2019 and 2020 annual meetings