Welcome to the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission’s homepage.  The Commission’s primary purpose is to substantially increase access to justice in civil legal matters for low- and moderate-income residents of Hawaii.

“Equal access to justice should not be a mere illusion.  We should be energized to meet the challenge of such equality.

— Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba (ret.), Chair, Hawaii Access to Justice Commission

 

“The pursuit of equal justice for all is truly a noble endeavor.”

— Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley, Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, former Chair, Hawaii Access to Justice Commission

 

Hawaii Access to Justice Commission News

  • 2018 HAWAI`I ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

     The 2018 Hawai`i Access to Justice Conference, sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, was a successful all-day event.  The keynote speaker was Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit who spoke on “Access to Justice for Low-Income Immigrants.”    Opening remarks will be … [read more]

  • JUSTICE FOR ALL STRATEGIC PLAN

    In 2015, Resolution 5, which was a reaffirmance of a commitment to meaningful access to justice for all, was promulgated at the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators.  Resolution 5 provided, in pertinent part, as follows:                     BE IT RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices and … [read more]

  • 2017 PRO BONO CELEBRATION

    The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission (“Commission”) hosted the fifth annual Pro Bono Celebration on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Hawaii Supreme Court.  The Celebration was supported by the Hawaii State Bar Association (“HSBA”) and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation. The Program honored ten outstanding individuals including nine attorneys, … [read more]

  • 2017 HAWAI`I ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

    Over 260 people attended the ninth Hawaii Access to Justice Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Manoa campus.   The conference celebrated the theme “Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Justice.” The Cades Foundation was acknowledged for its generosity in providing … [read more]