Volunteer Legal offers varying services to individuals seeking assistance with a CIVIL legal issue. All applicants for services must call the Intake Line to complete a screening process for income/asset and legal issue eligibility.
You can reach Volunteer Legal by calling one of the following Intake numbers:
Hawaii Island: 313-8210
An Intake Specialist will return your call within 42 to 72 hours to get basic information about you and your legal problem. If Volunteer Legal is able to help, you will be scheduled for the next available legal clinic and/or workshop. If you do not qualify for Volunteer Legal’s services, you may be referred to another agency better suited to assist you or to the Hawaii State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (808) 537-9140.
Volunteer Legal charges an administrative fee for its services to help cover program costs. Fees are based on household income and ability to pay. You will be informed of the applicable fee during Intake. Please be aware that the Intake Specialist may ask you for proof of income.
March 8, 2017 - The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii has launched the brand new Hawaii Legal Services Portal. The portal is an online tool designed to help the public to easily locate legal resources specifically available for their type of legal issue and income level. Legal Services Providers participating in the Portal include: Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, Domestic Violence Action Center, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Mediation Center of the Pacific and the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program.
To access the Hawaii Legal Services Portal click here.
Hawaii Online Pro Bono (HOP) is a new online service for low to moderate income Hawaii residents. HOP is a web based legal clinic that allows users to get their civil legal questions answered 24/7 by Hawaii licensed volunteer attorneys. For more information on how to use HOP, watch the video below. To use HOP, users can register for an account by clicking here: Hawaii Online Pro Bono.