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:  http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/443224216012    (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 selfhelpcentermaui@gmail.com 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 jzelko@torkildson.com 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

www.acluhawaii.org

Ph. 522-5900

 

Domestic Violence Action Center

www.stoptheviolence.org

Ph. 531-3771

 

Hawaii Appleseed Center on Law and Economic Justice

www.Hiappleseed.org

Ph. 587-7605

 

Hawaii Disability Rights Center

www.hawaiidisabilityrights.org

Ph. 949-2922

 

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

www.legalaidhawaii.org

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

 

Maximum Legal Services Corporation

www.maxcorp-hi.org

Ph. 585-0920

 

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

www.nhlchi.org

Ph. 521-2302

 

University of Hawaii Elder Law Program

www.hawaii.edu/uhelp/

Ph. 956-6544

 

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

www.vlsh.org

Ph. 528-7046 (1-800-839-5200)

 

Dispute Resolution Centers are:

The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.

www.mediatehawaii.org

Ph. 521-6767

 

West Hawaii Mediation Center

www.whmediation.com

Ph. 808-885-5525

 

Ku`ikahi Mediation Center (Hilo)

www.kmchilo.com

Ph. 808-935-7844

 

Kauai Economic Opportunity

www.keoinc.org

Ph. 808-245-4077

 

Mediation Services of Hawaii

www.mauimediation.org

Ph. 808-244-5744