Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi provides legal assistance to the low-moderate income community of Hawaiʻi

Intake Phone Lines Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Hawaiʻi Island


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Maui Disaster Relief & Recovery

As of August 2023, Hawaiʻi Online Pro Bono has expanded their question topics to answer basic Maui Disaster relief questions in the areas of Private Landlord/Tenant, Family Law, Collections/Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning.

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Clinic Forms

Hello this is some forms that you could fill out to get help

Online Pre-Screen Intake Application

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.

VLSH Clinic Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement of the expectations and requirements for our Clinics.

What Areas We Can Help With


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

Maui Pop Up Legal Clinic

FREE Pop-Up Legal Advice Clinic – Kahului, Maui - Saturday, July 13, 2024 -- FREE to all low and moderate income individuals. Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet individual, please call 808-528 -7046 (Main Number) or 808 727-8210 (Maui) by June 28th to qualify and register

7th Annual Taste of Justice

We are heartbroken over the losses on Maui, and as an organization and individually have reflected on how best to provide support. The losses experienced by those who were directly impacted remain immeasurable, and we understand their immediate needs for shelter, financial and emotional support, and more.

Maui Fires Resources

Our hearts are broken over the devastation and immeasurable loss that has occurred to our neighbors in Maui. Our thoughts and Aloha are with all those affected by this tragedy. Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (VLSH) remains committed to assisting Maui residents in the difficult weeks and months ahead. (click for resources)