Types of Cases Accepted

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

District Court

Landlord-Tenant, Consumer Debt Collection, Small Claims

Veterans Assistance

Veterans Disability Claims

Family Law

Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Paternity, Adoptions

Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives


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:
Oahu: 528-7046
Maui: 727-8210
Hawaii Island: 313-8210
Kauai: 698-8210

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.


COVID-19 Resource Page Available

Dear VLSH Family and Friends: We hope everyone is staying safe and taking shelter during this time. We know that there are many questions during this time. We have put together a short list of community resources that you may need in the next few weeks. This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change at any time. Please take care!
- Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii Staff

Download PDF - Updated 4/20/2020

Covid-19 Community Resouces FAQ

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VLSH Launches Hawaii Online Pro Bono

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.


Calling in:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Except for Holidays and Staff Training Days)

Walk-in Intake (Oahu):
Due to COVID-19, our walk-in hours are temporarily suspended until further notice. Please call our intake line to complete an intake application


Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i
545 Queen Street, Suite 100,
Honolulu, HI 96813