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

  • 2019 HAWAI`I ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

    Save the date:  Friday, June 7, 2019   The 2019 Hawai‘i Access to Justice Conference, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Access to Justice Commission, will be an all-day event on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i, Manoa campus. Please attend to be part … [read more]

  • 2018 PRO BONO CELEBRATION

      The Hawai‘i Access to Justice Commission (“Commission”) hosted the sixth annual Pro Bono Celebration on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. “Pro bono celebrations are held across the nation and we, in Hawai‘i join in recognizing the work of our lawyers who have given generously of … [read more]

  • 2018 HAWAI`I ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

    Over 300 attendees participated in the 2018 Hawai‘i Access to Justice Conference on Friday, June 29, 2018.   The conference’s theme was “Fighting for Access to Justice for All” with keynote speaker, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzman, United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit, providing eloquent remarks on civil access to … [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]