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

  • PROGRESS TOWARD INCREASING ACCESS TO JUSTICE

    Hawaii Supreme Court Rule 21 requires the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission to issue annual reports on its activities and periodic reviews of its progress toward the goal of substantially increasing access to justice in civil legal matters for low- and moderate-income Hawaii residents. The report below briefly highlights accomplishments … [read more]

  • 2016 HAWAII ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

       Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Hawaii Access to Justice Conference sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission will be an all-day event at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Lippman, former … [read more]

  • 2015 PRO BONO CELEBRATION

    “Without the tremendous work and dedication of the staff, boards, and volunteers of the nonprofit legal services providers, thousands in our community would be denied access to justice.”              — Hon. Daniel R. Foley, Chair, Hawaii Access to Justice Commission The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission’s Pro … [read more]

  • 2015 ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

    2015 HAWAII ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE  Sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission        Approximately 260 people attended the seventh Access to Justice Conference with the theme, “Narrowing the Justice Gap” on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii.    The … [read more]