HSBA Legal Line
Volunteer attorneys host a telephone hotline every Wednesday evening from the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Legal Line is limited to the hour. The volunteer attorneys provide free legal information to the public. This one-hour weekly program assists members of the public who may not have access to an attorney and need general advice or who just want to be pointed in the right direction to get information.
Available Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. only, at (808) 537-1868. Also note that the volunteer attorneys only take calls, there is no option to leave a voicemail and have your call returned.
HSBA Lawyer Referral Service The LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE (LRIS) is a public service provided by the Hawaii State Bar Association, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. The referral service is the only bar-sponsored attorney referral in the State of Hawaii and has over 36 years experience. Our panel member attorneys are able to assist clients with all types of legal problems: bankruptcy, child custody & support, divorce, foreclosures, employment & labor, criminal, traffic, wills, social security, discrimination, and patent to name a few. The referrals are free and clients are encouraged to contact the attorneys referred to find out whether they are able to assist with the legal issue, and the terms and costs for doing so.
American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the only national organization dedicated to defending and expanding the civil liberties of all people. The ACLU of Hawaii has a variety of pro bono opportunities for individuals seeking to defend civil liberties an the fundamental principles of our Constitution, including opportunities for cooperating attorneys and individuals seeking to volunteer on various legislation and litigation projects.
Phone: (808) 522-5900
Domestic Violence Action Center
The Domestic Violence Action Center and Legal Hotline is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of abuse through leadership, prevention, legal service, individual and systemic advocacy and social change work.
Phone: (808) 531-3771
Hawaii Disability Rights Center
The mission of the Hawaii Disability Rights Center is to protect and promote the human, civil, and legal rights of individuals with disabilities through the provision of information and advocacy.
Phone: (808) 949-2922and 1 (800) 882-1057
Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center
Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing immigration legal services and advocacy in the public interest for people living in Hawaii with particular emphasis on serving poor and low income immigrants and their families.
Phone: (808) 536-8826
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is dedicated to assisting the low-to-moderate income community. Their mission is to achieve fairness and justice for Hawaii's people through quality representation, advocacy, community partnerships, education and outreach.
Phone: (808) 536-4302
Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai'i
The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaiʻi (MLPC Hawaiʻi) seeks to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families in Hawai‘i through a unique partnership between the Law School, pediatricians of the Community Pediatrics Division of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, a federally qualified community health center.
MLPC Hawaiʻi provides direct access to legal services for children and families in a community health clinic setting in order to address the social/legal problems that negatively impact children’s health.
Phone: (808) 371-2698 Client line: (808) 688-3313
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
The mission of the NHLC is to strengthen and enhance the lives of Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian communities through the protection and recovery of ancestral and trust lands, natural resources, and the preservation of customs and practices vital to the perpetration of Hawaii's indigenous people.
Phone: (808) 521-2302
University of Hawaii Elder Law Program (UHELP)
UHELP has an attorney/professor, a program administrator/legal assistant and several student law clerks. UHELP operates throughout the calendar year and provides basic legal assistance, advice and information. UHELP is not permitted to assist with business or criminal law matters or with personal injury or other fee-generating cases. You may qualify for services if you are 60 years or older and are socially or economically needy or if you are a caregiver of an older person and need legal assistance on behalf of the older person. (Each case is evaluated according to its own merits and in accordance with staff capabilities)
Phone: (808) 956-6544
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii matches pro bono lawyers with individuals and families in need of legal assistance. The organization’s pool of volunteer attorneys handle non-criminal matters such as family law, guardianship, wills and probate, employment, immigration, and bankruptcy. Services include legal advice, telephone consultations, document drafting, self help workshops and full representation.
Honolulu(808) 528-7046; Maui (808) 727-8210; Hawaii Island (808) 313-8210; Kauai (808) 698-8210