Upon consideration of the Volunteer Court Navigator materials approved by the Hawai`i Access to Justice Commission submitted to the court for review, on November 3, 2017, the Hawai`i Supreme Court entered two orders:  (1) Order Establishing a Volunteer Court Navigator Pilot Program in the First Circuit and (2) Order Establishing … [read more]

On August 7, 2015, the Hawaii Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project was established with an expiration date of July 1, 2017, unless extended or made permanent by the Hawaii Supreme Court.  On April 19, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court entered an order making the Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project permanent, … [read more]

On August 7, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court filed its order establishing a Hawaii Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project, effective as of the date of the filing of this order and expiring on July 1, 2017, unless extended or made permanent by order of this court.   The goals of … [read more]

The Commission proposed that Rule 6.1, Pro Bono Service, of the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct (“HRPC”) and its commentary be amended as follows: Rule 6.1 Pro Bono Service A lawyer should aspire to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono services per year.  In fulfilling this responsibility, the … [read more]