Rule 6.1 of the Hawaii Professional Rules of Conduct states that a lawyer should aspire to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono services per year.
Please check with the following legal service providers to find out how you can help:

  • Access to Justice Room at the Honolulu District Court      The Honolulu District Court Access to Justice Room is a joint effort of the Judiciary, the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to increase access to justice for self-represented litigants at the state District Court.  Volunteer attorneys are needed to provide legal advice through short-term limited legal services and help self-represented litigants better understand the court process and the law, which may apply to their case.    The hours of  the Access to Justice Room are:   Mondays and Wednesdays weekly, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and the first and third Fridays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.     Training for attorneys wishing to volunteer will be held at the HSBA.  Please contact Brian Simon at the HSBA office at 808-792-7347 for training dates.  Also sign up at:    (Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal assistance to self-represented litigants with legal advice on civil matters related to landlord-tenant cases, collection cases, and temporary restraining order cases which involve non-family members or parties who are not now, or have not been in a dating relationship.)
  • Access to Justice Room at Family Court (Kapolei)     The Access to Justice Room at the Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse, 4675 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei HI  96707 is open on the first and third Thursdays of every month, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Self Help Center (Maui)     The Self Help Center located at Hoapili Hale, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, HI is open on Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon.   Please contact Jennifer Oana, Nicole Forelli, or Judge Rhonda Loo at to help.   
  • Self Help Center (Hilo)     The Self Help Center located at Hale Kaulike, 777 Kilauea Avenue, first floor, Hilo, HI  96720-4212, is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.   Please contact Jennifer L. Zelko-Schlueter at (808) 961-0406 or to volunteer.
  • Self Help Center (Kauai)     The Self Help Center located at Puuhonua, 3970 Kaana Street, Lihue, HI  96766, is open Monday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.   Please contact Alton Amimoto, Deputy Chief Court Administrator, Fifth Circuit, (808) 482-2347 to volunteer.
  • Self Help Desk (Kona)      The Self Help Desk is located at the Kona Courthouse, Keakealani Building, 79-1020 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750 (located at the desk in the back of the Law Library).  It is open on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii

Ph. 522-5900

Domestic Violence Action Center

Ph. 531-3771 (1-800-690-6200)

Hawaii Appleseed Center on Law and Economic Justice

Ph. 578-7605

Hawaii Disability Rights Center

Ph. 949-2922  (1-800-882-1057)

Hawaii State Bar Association

Ph. 537-1868

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Ph. 536-4302 (1-800-499-4302)

Maximum Legal Services Corporation

Ph. 585-0920

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Ph. 521-2302

University of Hawaii Elder Law Program

Ph. 956-6544

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

Oahu: 528-7046  Big Island:  313-8210   Maui:  727-8210   Kauai:  698-8210


Dispute Resolution Centers are:

Kauai Economic Opportunity

Ph. 245-4077

Ku`ikahi Mediation Center

Ph. 935-7844

Maui Mediation Services

Ph. 244-5744

The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.

Ph. 521-6767

West Hawaii Mediation Center

Ph. 808-885-5525/ 808-326-2666