Legal Services

This list is provided as a guide to legal services for civil matters in Hawai‘i. It is not a complete list of all legal services available in Hawai‘i but should be used as a starting point to find assistance.

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 Hawaiʻi
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.

Hawaiʻi 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 Services (HSBA)
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 (Oʻahu) | (888) 536-0011 (Neighbor Islands)

Fair Housing Hotline
(866) 527-3247 (Statewide)

Legal Line Hotline
537-1868 (O‘ahu)

On Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, volunteer attorneys will answer phone calls from the public about legal issues.

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.