This guide is designed to provide information and resources to commonly asked questions from self-represented litigants in the Hawai‘i Court system.
Disclaimer: The information provided should not be construed as legal advice or legal assistance.
Note: Call No. references are for materials held at the libraries of the Hawaii State Law Library System (HSLLS).
Frequently Asked Questions
Hawai‘i State Law Library System Locations and Contact Information
The libraries have public computers with free access to the internet and various legal databases for legal research. Library staff can assist with legal research by locating appropriate resources and information.
Self-Help computer station with access to various self-represented litigant online services and Microsoft Word for drafting forms and legal documents. Printing charged at $.15 per page, cash or check payment only.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 11th ed.
Call No. KF156 B56 2019
Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd ed.
Glossary, American Bar Association
Law Dictionary, Merriam-Webster
Court Forms, Hawai‘i State Judiciary
Court Forms by Circuit: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and Jurisdiction: Civil, District, Family, Traffic
Statewide Forms: Agency Appeal, Appellate, Civil Information Sheet, Land and Tax Appeal Court, Mortgage Foreclosure Conversion
Select Forms and Procedural Instructions, Hawai‘i Rules of Court
Hawai‘i Self-Help Interactive Forms, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Appellate Practice Manual, 2012
Call No. KFH555 H32
Completed forms are filed with the court that has jurisdiction over your case. Filing fees may apply.
Court Contact and Filing Fee Information
Self-Help Centers of the Hawai‘i State Judiciary
Legal Line Hotline (O‘ahu) 537-1868
Available: Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm