Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi

Office Address & Hours 545 Queen Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96813

Due to COVID-19, VLSH is operating on a modified schedule and by appointment only until further notice. For assistance, please call the intake line at Monday – Friday between 8:00am-4:00pm.

Call Our Intake Line Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Main/Oʻahu: 808-528-7046

Hawaiʻi Island: 808-313-8210

Kauaʻi: 808-698-8210

Maui: 808-727-8210

Fax: 808-524-2147

Online Pre-Screen Intake Form

If you are interested in applying for our services, skip the phone lines and save time by completing the Pre-Screen intake application online via LegalServer! You will need to provide your income information and be able to describe your legal issue. Once received, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii staff will review your Pre-Screen intake application and give you a call in 3-5 business days.

Begin Pre-Screen Intake via LegalServer

What Areas We Can Help With

Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Only

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District Court Matters

Private Landlord-Tenant, Debt Collections and Small Claims

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Estate Planning

Wills, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directive

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Family Law

Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Adoption and Guardianship of a Minor

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Veterans Legal Assistance

Assisting Hawaiʻi veterans in filing for benefits and pension claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Re-Employment and Community Service Program (RACS)

Assisting those on Oʻahu who want to be employed but are held back due to a license stopper for unpaid traffic fines

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Restricted License Program

Assisting those on Oʻahu with drivers’ license stoppers to obtain a temporary restricted drivers’ license needed for transportation to their full-time employment.

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How We Can Help You

Neighborhood Legal Clinic

Discuss your legal matter in person or via telephone with a Volunteer Attorney

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Hawaiʻi Online Pro Bono

Free online legal clinic for low to moderate income Hawaiʻi residents

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Pro Bono Representation

Referral to a Volunteer Attorney for Representation

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Appellate Pro Bono Program

A joint effort of the Hawaiʻi Judiciary, the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association’s Appellate Division, and Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi to match Volunteer Attorneys with self-represented litigants who are parties to an appeal

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How You Can Get Involved

Become a Volunteer Attorney

Offering a variety of pro bono opportunities for Volunteer Attorneys

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer and Internship opportunities for law school/paralegal students

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Recent News

40th Anniversary Celebration Webinar - April 23, 2021

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration Webinar includes a message from Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and a brief exploration of Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, past and present. We will also be honoring Honorable Rebecca A. Copeland, District Family Court Judge, First Circuit and the law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP. Posted on Vimeo.

40th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser Information

Please join Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii in celebrating VLSH’s 40th anniversary. Our program includes a message from Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and a brief exploration of Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, past and present. We will also be honoring Honorable Rebecca A. Copeland, District Family Court Judge, First Circuit and the law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP. Come and have a taste of justice with us! Mahalo to our generous donors who have supported VLSH through this event and throughout the year!