Maui Disaster Recovery Legal Resources

Legal Services

Maui County Bar Association Disaster Legal Hotline

“Legal assistance for the residents of Maui and Big Island affected by wildfires.”

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

“NHLC is answering questions, providing legal information, and sharing referral information to those that need it. It will also provide Native Hawaiian Families with legal counseling and representation to keep family lands and homesteads and protect cultural rites.”

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i

“VLSH is a non-profit legal service organization that provides legal assistance to the low to moderate income community. They are coordinating with Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to distribute information and legal resources to those in need.”

VLSH Maui Resident Free Virtual/Phone Legal Clinics

Call 528-7046 for intake and to register

  • October 14, 2023: Family Law (4 spots available) and Estate Planning (8 spots available)
  • November 16, 2023: Estate Planning (4 spots available)

HSBA Disaster Legal Hotline

“The HSBA will be hosting a free legal hotline to provide legal assistance to the residents of Maui and the Big Island affected by the wildfires.” Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm in September. Additional days TBA.

Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

“The Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i is a public interest, non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach, and education for those in need.”

Hawai‘i State Bar Association Legal Line

“Volunteer attorneys host a telephone hotline every Wednesday evening from the hours of 6 to 7pm and provide free legal information to the public.”

Immigrant Resource Center

“Direct access to interpreters in Chuukese, Marshallese, Ilocano, Tagalog, Spanish, and Tongan.”

Free Legal Answers (Hawai‘i)

“Hawaii Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic in which qualifying users post civil legal questions at no cost to be answered by pro bono attorneys licensed in their state.”

HSBA Lawyer Referral

“The LRIS is a public service provided by the HSBA and attorneys signed up for the service are able to assist clients with all types of legal problems.”

The Legal Clinic – Document Replacement Clinic

“Legal advocates will be available to help with applications for replacement of lost or destroyed immigration documents including replacement of green cards and certificates of naturalization.”

The Legal Clinic – Maui Fire Relief Resources

Various resources focusing on help with FEMA assistance, multilingual information, a consular directory, and much more.

How to Appeal FEMA’s Determination on Disaster Assistance

Online tool to help write a letter to appeal a rejection to FEMA’s Disaster Assistance.

Create Your Own Appeal Letter to FEMA

Online tool to help write a letter to appeal a rejection to FEMA’s Disaster Assistance.

Health and Human Services

Mega Disaster Recovery Center

Disaster centers where people can speak to FEMA specialists, get assistance registering for disaster assistance, and have access to other federal and state resources. These centers are open from 8am to 7pm seven days a week. There are currently three Disaster Recovery Centers: UH Maui College, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, and the Lahaina Civic Center.

Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency

“The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency is supporting wildfire response and recovery efforts in Hawai‘i and Maui counties, including the extensive damage in Lāhainā.”

Maui Recovers

A website dedicated to bringing updates on the Maui wildfires along with various resources for those impacted.

Maui Nui Strong

“The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is a ‘one-stop shop’ of resources and services for those who have been affected by the Maui wildfires.”

People’s Fund of Maui

“People’s Fund of Maui is providing direct financial assistance to Maui community members experiencing devastating losses from the fires in Lahaina and Kula.”



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