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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - ATTORNEYS

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi offers a variety of pro bono opportunities from in person advice and counsel clinics to answering legal questions online. Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi allows attorneys to apply their legal expertise while accommodating their schedule, availability, location, and interests. Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi welcomes you to be part of our volunteer pool of over 200 Hawaiʻi licensed attorneys! If you have experience in family law, estate planning, bankruptcy, and district court matters, please complete the attached form and email to volunteer@vlsh.org.

Mentor Panels

Mentor Panels consist of volunteer attorneys with expertise in specific areas of law. Mentors are available to consult with new or transitioning attorneys who have active pro bono cases through Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi. Mentor attorneys have no direct contact or relationship with the client. Please contact Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi if you are an experienced attorney who can provide pro bono hours to mentor new or transitioning attorneys.

Pro Bono Referral Program

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi’s Pro Bono Referral Program attempts to secure a volunteer attorney for clients who are unable to represent themselves. The scope of representation can range from drafting a simple document to handling a complex family law matter. Attorneys who sign up for the Pro Bono Referral Program can designate the types of cases they are willing to take.

Volunteer Attorneys are needed for advice and counsel at our Neighborhood Legal Clinics where clinic participants meet one-on-one with a Volunteer Attorney, usually for approximately 45 minutes each, and between 3-4 clients at each clinic. Volunteer Attorneys are provided with conflicts check and all background information prior to scheduled clinic with client.

Hawaiʻi Online Pro Bono

Hawaiʻi Online Pro Bono "HOP" is a free online legal clinic available 24/7 for low to moderate income Hawaiʻi residents. Once registered, you can answer civil legal questions at anytime, from anywhere, anonymously. Register to be a HOP Volunteer Attorney by clicking https://hawaii.freelegalanswers.org. If you have any questions please contact the HOP administrator at hopadmin@vlsh.org.

Training and Resource Development

Volunteer Attorneys share their expertise by developing resource material or teaching Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for attorneys or workshops for clients.

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