Maile’s Resume

REP. MAILE S. L. SHIMABUKURO
HAWAI`I STATE CAPITOL
415 S. BERETANIA STREET,
ROOM 406
HONOLULU, HAWAI`I 96813
(808) 586-8460 (PH) / (808) 586-8464 (FAX)
repshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2003 –Present
REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 45 (WAI`ANAE/MĀKAHA/MĀKUA), HAWAI`I STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Vice-Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee; Member, Education, Higher Education, Health, and Human Services Committees; Women’s Caucus; Hawaiian Caucus

June 2001 – Present
ATTORNEY, LEGAL SERVICES OGANIZATION
Represent clients in family, housing, public benefits, and consumer court and administrative proceedings; teach divorce clinics; conduct community outreach, staff training, intake services, and legal research; write briefs and legal memorandums; provide legal counsel and advice

June 2000 – June 2001
LAW CLERK, DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF HAWAI`I
Prepared orders and pleadings; performed legal research; assisted with settlement conferences and committee meetings; staffed law library; and fielded questions from the public

August 1998 – December 1999
LEGAL ASSISTANT, ALAN B. BURDICK, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Composed legal memoranda, demand letters, pleadings and correspondence; Conducted client interviews, home visits, and investigation; Performed legal research and filing for solo personal injury practitioner/insurance specialist

May 1999 – August 1999
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF HI WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW
Wrote, edited & performed research for portions of casebook on internment of Japanese Americans during WWII

May 1998 – August 1998;
February 1992 – August 1997
PARALEGAL, LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION
Represented clients in welfare, social security, and unemployment administrative hearings; Assisted attorney with family, housing and consumer cases; Composed briefs, pleadings, memorandums of law and training manuals; Testified before legislature; Conducted intake, client interviews, home visits, notaries, legal research, training and outreach; sent to The Benchmark Institute advocacy skills training in June 1996

Feb. 1992 – July 1996
REPORTER, THE LEEWARD COASTER
Wrote monthly news, feature and investigative articles; Edited health center newsletter

June 1995 – August 1995
EDITORIAL INTERN, TRADE PUBLISHING COMPANY
Wrote/edited news & feature articles for Building Industry, HI Hospitality, HI Landscape, Building Management HI, HI Inn The Know

June 1990 – August 1990
STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP) CLERK, WAI`ANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER
Recruited and assisted patients in obtaining SHIP coverage; Wrote procedure manual

EDUCATION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

J.D., UNIV OF HI WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW (May 2000)
Best Brief Appellate Advocacy Section 2
Top Quartile, ‘97-98; Top 50% ’98-’99 and ’99-‘00
Environmental Law Society Co-Director and Co-Vice Director
Advocates for Public Interest Law Summer Grantee and Board Member
National Association for Public Interest Law Student Rep. And Delegate
Student Bar Association 1L Representative
Scholarships: HI Legal Auxiliary, Delta Gamma Foundation, and
Alumnae Golf Tournament
Nā Loio O He`e Nalu Co-Director (surf club)
Delta Theta Phi Treasurer

B.A. ENGLISH, THE COLORADO COLLEGE, December 1991
Dean’s List
Track & Field / Cross Country Team Member
Vice President – Rush, Delta Gamma Sorority
National Spanish Honor Society

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

2006 – pres

MA’O Organic Farm fundraising committee
2008 – pres
“People’s Path” grant writer, volunteer, and event coordinator
2009 – pres
Leeward Community College-Wai`anae Community Advisory Board
2002 – pres
HI State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division community service volunteer
2008
Chair, Health & Human Service Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii
2007 – 2008
Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund Advisory Board
2006 – 2008
Empower Wai`anae Steering Committee
2003 – 2010
Wai`anae Lion’s Club; member (community service)
2001 – 2009
Welfare and Employment Rights Coalition; member (poverty advocacy)
1997 – pres
Nā Loio `O He`e Nalu (UH Law School Surf Club); organizer & top three finisher in Land Shark Invitational Surf Meet (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2009)

HONORS AND AWARDS
2007

“25 People for the Next 25 Years” Hawaii Business Magazine
2006
Distinguished Supporter Award, University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies
2005
Best Up and Coming Legislator (Honolulu Weekly 2005)
2003
Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute Discovery Leadership Fellow
2003
Center on Women’s Policy Studies Foreign Policy Institute Fellow
2000
Hawaii Women’s Legal Auxiliary Scholarship
1998
Advocates for Public Interest Law Grantee
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