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Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC assists domestic violence survivors on Oahu through case management, legal services (TROs, divorces, paternity), courtroom accompaniment, and counseling.  Although DVAC can only provide direct advocacy and legal services to survivors living in the City and County of Honolulu, the Teen Alert Program (TAP) can provide education to middle- and high-school students on healthy relationships statewide.

Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

Non-profit legal assistance in the following areas of law: family, housing, immigration, consumer, and public benefits.  Legal Aid does NOT assist in criminal and personal injury matters.

Children’s Law Project of Hawai’i

Non-profit law firm on Hawai’i island with attorneys who are appointed as guardians ad litem (GALs) in Hawai’i County family court cases (foster custody, domestic violence, child abuse, truancy, guardianship, juvenile offenders).  Offices are located in Hilo, Kona, and Kamuela.

Phone: (808) 825-4080
Email: info@clphi.org

Hawai’i Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i

Immigration-specific division at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i that provides free legal services to eligible indigent immigrants living in Hawai’i.  Services include assistance with VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, T and U non-immigrant visas, and documentation renewals and replacements for green cards and naturalization certificates.

  • Intake Hotline (Oahu): (808) 536-4302
  • Intake Hotline (Neighbor Islands): (800) 499-4302

Hawai’i State Bar Association

Professional association of more than 8,000 lawyers and attorneys in the state of Hawai’i.  The HSBA provides legal referrals to the public with the following hotlines:

  • Lawyer Referral Service – (808) 537-9140, lris@hsba.org
  • HSBA Legal Line – (808) 537-1868
    • Only available on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm HST, volunteer attorneys can provide free legal information to the public.

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i

Legal organization that partners with volunteer attorneys to provide free or low-cost services to those who qualify based on income and legal issue.  Attorneys can assist with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, estate planning, family law, veterans benefits and pensions, and re-employment.  Intake hours are M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm.

  • Oahu Intake: (808) 528-7046
  • Big Island: (808) 313-8210
  • Kaua’i: (808) 698-8210
  • Maui: (808) 727-8210

The Legal Clinic

Non-profit organization dedicated to providing free or low-cost legal services for immigrants in Hawai’i.  Services include legal counsel, US citizenship and COFA identification assistance, and public outreach through citizenship fairs and “Know Your Rights” workshops.

  • Immigration Legal Line: (808) 777-7071
  • COVID19 Assistance: (808) 468-1515

Pacific Gateway Center

Community center based in Honolulu with social services and economic development resources to immigrants, refugees, low-income residents, and other vulnerable populations.

County of Kaua’i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Contact the prosecutor’s office on Kaua’i County for questions relating to criminal court, victim advocacy, crime victim compensation, and courtroom accompaniment.

  • Administration: (808) 241-1888
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