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Self-Help Center Info

VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS AVAILABLE BY PHONE
See below for more details.

 

Other resources for qualifying individuals:

The Legal Aid Intake Hotline will be available at its normal hours, Monday – Friday from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Those needing legal help or have a legal issue due to the impact of COVID-19 should call 808-536-4302 (Oahu) and 1-800-499-4302 (Neighbor Islands).

Hawaii Online Pro Bono (HOP): https://hawaii.freelegalanswers.org/
ABA Free Legal Answers is an online legal advice clinic for qualifying users to post civil legal questions at no cost. Volunteer Attorneys will respond via online.

Law Help: https://www.lawhelp.org/hi/
Legal informational brochures, videos and online court forms for family, housing and other civil legal problems.


Description of Services:

Access to Justice Rooms – Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal advice to unrepresented litigants involved in a civil cases.

Self-Help Centers – Volunteer attorneys and Ameri-Corps Advocates provided limited legal information to help self-represented litigants navigate through court forms and processes.

*Free interpreter services for most languages are available at the Self-Help Centers. You should inform court staff if such help is needed. You may also visit the Language Access page for more information.


Oahu (First Circuit)

Volunteer Attorneys Available by Phone on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

The Honolulu District Court Access to Justice Room will provide legal help to the Oahu community on a pilot basis Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer attorneys from the Hawaii State Bar Association will provide limited legal information by telephone in areas such as landlord-tenant, family, and other district court matters. Please call 808-538-5629. Your call will be answered by an AmeriCorps Advocate who will connect you with the attorney.

Honolulu District Court

Kauikeaouli Hale

1111 Alakea Street, Third Floor 
Honolulu, HI 96813 [map]

Access to Justice Room
[Closed temporarily. See information above regarding phone consultations.]
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Telephone: Clients are referred to the Access to Justice Room by the District Court Service Center staff. Call the District Court Service Center at (808) 538-5629.

Service Provided: 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).

 

Family Court

Ronald T.Y. Moon Kapolei Courthouse

Kapolei Access to Justice Room

The Kapolei Access to Justice Room (KAJR) is now open for new appointments, by telephone or videoconferencing only.  Please call (808) 954-8290 to schedule an appointment

4675 Kapolei Parkway ,
Kapolei HI 96707-3272 [map]

Hours: First & Third Thursday of every Month, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Telephone: (808) 954-8290

Service Provided: Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal advice to unrepresented litigants involved in a civil case in the Family Court.

 

Maui (Second Circuit)

Volunteer Attorneys Available by Phone Mondays & Thursdays

The Maui Court Self-Help Center will provide legal help to the community on a pilot basis on Mondays and Thursdays (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer attorneys from the Maui County Bar Association will provide limited legal information by telephone in areas such as landlord-tenant, family, and other district court matters. Please call 808-707-7153. Your call will be answered by an AmeriCorps Advocate who will connect you with the attorney.

Hoapili Hale

2145 Main Street
Wailuku, HI [map]

Self-Help Center
[Closed temporarily. See information above regarding phone consultations.]
Hours:
Mondays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Telephone: 808-495-5527 (Access by telephone for Molokai, Lanai and Hana residents only when the center is open. The Center does not accept voice messages. Maui residents need to show up at the Self-Help Center in person for assistance.)

Service Provided: Volunteer Attorneys and an Americorps Advocate provide limited legal information to help self-represented litigants with District and Family Court civil matters. Assistance is provided for issues related to landlord cases, collection cases, District and Family Court temporary restraining orders, divorces, custody and other matters. Assistance may be given in the form of providing Court Forms, reviewing Court Documents for interpretation or to insure that the forms has been completed correctly. Additionally, volunteers try to answer as many procedural questions as possible.

 

Hawaii (Third Circuit)

Hale Kaulike

Volunteer Attorneys Available by Phone on Tuesdays & Fridays

The Hilo Court Self-Help Center will provide legal help to the East Hawaii community on a pilot basis Tuesdays and Friday (except holidays) from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Volunteer attorneys from the Hawaii County Bar Association will provide limited legal information by telephone in areas such as landlord-tenant, family, and other district court matters. Please call 808-746-5363. Your call will be answered by an AmeriCorps Advocate who will connect you with the attorney.


777 Kilauea Avenue, 1st Floor
Hilo, HI 96720-4212 [map]

Self-Help Center
[Closed temporarily. See information above regarding phone consultations.]
Hours: Tuesday & Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Walk-in No Appointments Taken
Telephone:  808-961-0609
Service Provided: Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal information to self-represented litigants on civil matters.

 

Keahuolū Courthouse

Volunteer Attorneys Available by Phone on Wednesdays

The Kona Court Self-Help Center will provide legal help to the West Hawaii community on a pilot basis on Wednesdays (except holidays) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer attorneys from the West Hawaii Bar Association will provide limited legal information by telephone in areas such as landlord-tenant, family, and other district court matters. Please call 808-437-7557. Your call will be answered by an AmeriCorps Advocate who will connect you with the attorney.


74-5451 Kamakaeha Avenue
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
[map coming soon]

Self-Help Center
[Closed temporarily. See information above regarding phone consultations.]
Hours:  Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service Provided: Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal information to self-represented litigants on civil matters related to district and family courts such as temporary restraining orders and divorce.

 

Kauai (Fifth Circuit)

Volunteer Attorneys Available by Phone on Mondays & Thursdays

The Kauai Court Self-Help Center will provide legal help to the Garden Island community on a pilot basis Mondays and Thursdays (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys from the Kauai County Bar Association will provide limited legal information by telephone in areas such as landlord-tenant, family, and other district court matters. Please call 808-698-7552. Your call will be answered by an AmeriCorps Advocate who will connect you with the attorney.


Pu`uhonua Kaulike

3970 Ka`ana Street
Lihu`e, HI 96766 [map]

Self-Help Center
[Closed temporarily. See information above regarding phone consultations.]
Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to noon; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon
Telephone: 808-482-2660

Service Provided: Volunteer Attorneys and an Americorps Advocate provide limited legal information to help self-represented litigants with District and Family Court civil matters. Assistance is provided for issues related to landlord cases, collection cases, District and Family Court temporary restraining orders, divorces, custody and other matters. Assistance may be given in the form of providing Court Forms, reviewing Court Documents for interpretation or to insure that the forms has been completed correctly. Additionally, volunteers try to answer as many procedural questions as possible. This center is made possible through partnerships with the Hawaii State Bar Association, The Kauai Bar Association, The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and the Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii.