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Legal Assistance programs in Hawaii

The organizations listed below help people whose income is low for a family of that size. They don’t take criminal cases, only cases that you yourself can’t go to jail for.

Need free legal assistance? Check out the Hawaii Legal Services Portal to determine what resources are available to help you with your legal issue. 

  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii: provides statewide legal assistance for low-income clients in areas, including, but not limited to family, housing and housing discrimination, public benefits, consumer, tax, and immigration. 
    • Phone: (808) 536-4302
    • Intake Hours:
      • M-F: 9:00AM-11:00AM & 1:00PM-3:30PM
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii: provides statewide legal assistance for low-income clients in areas of civil law including, but not limited to family, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, estate planning and veterans benefits.
    • Phone: (808) 528-7046
    • Intake Hours:
      • In-Person M-F: 9:00AM-12:00PM
      • Phone: M-F: 9:00AM-4:00PM
  • Domestic Violence Action Center: Legal assistance for domestic violence victims.
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corp.:  A non-profit public interest law firm focused on Native Hawaiian Rights Law.

If you need to hire an attorney, find a local one at:

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Other helpful agencies:

  • Disability Rights Center (assists clients with mental and physical disabilities) or call 1-800-882-1057
  • University of Hawaii Elder Law Program - provides limited civil legal services and counseling on the island of Oahu to socially and economically needy older persons who are 60 years of age or older.   UHELP does not handle criminal or traffic violation cases, commercial or income producing cases, personal injury, malpractice or other fee-generating cases.

Community Mediation Centers: