Legal Services in Hawai‘i

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Legal Services

  • Affordable Lawyers
    536-4302 (O‘ahu) | (800) 499-4302 (Neighbor Islands)
    924 Bethel Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    A project of the Legal Aid Society that offers affordable legal services for people who make too much money to qualify for Legal Aid.
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i
    522-5900 (O‘ahu)
    P.O. Box 3410
    Honolulu, HI 96801
    The ACLU’s mission is to protect individual freedoms guaranteed under the federal and state constitutions.
  • Domestic Violence Action Center
    531-3771 (O‘ahu) | (800) 690-6200 (Neighbor Islands)
    P.O. Box 3198
    Honolulu, HI 96801-3198
    Formerly known as the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline, the center is dedicated to alleviating domestic abuse in Hawaii and offers a range of services to help victims.
  • Hawaii Disability Rights Center
    949-2922 (O‘ahu) | (800) 882-1057 (Neighbor Islands)
    1132 Bishop Street, Suite 2102
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    The center protects and promotes the rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • Hawai‘i Immigrant Justice Center
    536-4302 (O‘ahu) | (800) 449-4302 (Neighbor Islands)
    924 Bethel Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    HIJC provides immigration legal services and advocacy with an emphasis on serving the poor.
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
    537-9140 (O‘ahu)
    1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    A service offered by the Hawaii State Bar Association that refers people to attorneys.
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
    536-4302 (O‘ahu) | (800) 499-4302 (Neighbor Islands)
    924 Bethel Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    The oldest and largest nonprofit law firm in the state is dedicated to helping the low- to moderate-income community.

    • Senior Hotline (Age 60+)
      536-0011 (O‘ahu) | (888) 536-0011 (Neighbor Islands)
    • Fair Housing Hotline
      (866) 527-3247 (Statewide)
  • Levin Education Access Project (LEAP)
    237-1868 (O‘ahu)
    851 Fort Street, 4th Floor
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Representing special needs students against the Department of Education.
  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (MLPC)
    791-9400 (O‘ahu)
    Providing direct legal services to clients of the Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center.
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
    521-2302 (O‘ahu)
    1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1205
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    NHLC offers affordable legal representation in the area of native Hawaiian land and traditional rights.
  • University of Hawaii Elder Law Program
    956-6544 (O‘ahu)
    2515 Dole Street, 2nd Floor
    Honolulu, HI 96822
    This program provides direct legal services to seniors and trains law students in public service.
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i
    528-7046 (O‘ahu)
    313-8210 (Hawai‘i County)
    698-8210 (Kaua‘i)
    727-8210 (Maui)
    545 Queen Street, Suite 100
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    VLSH offers free or low-cost legal help to low-income residents with the help of volunteer attorneys

Legal Protection

The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection
599-2483 or 521-4591 (O‘ahu)
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Provides a last resort for clients of attorneys who have suffered financial losses as a result of dishonest conduct.