Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i - Honolulu Office

Contact Information

Name: Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i - Honolulu Office
Address: 924 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI - 96813
Phone: (800) 368-1019
Fax:

Service Information

The Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i is a public interest, non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach, and education for those in need. As our vision implies, we live in a society that is unjust or, at best, not yet just, with structural inequities, economic injustice, and unequal access to the justice system. To remedy this, our focus is on critical legal services for those in need, whether by providing direct services, helping people help themselves, advocating on behalf of others, or educating people. Providing legal services is our unique contribution. You can apply online, by phone 800-368-1019, or by mail.

Intake Hotline Hours of Operation:

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon


Hours:
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

Mission Statement: ‚Äč"The mission of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is to address critical legal needs through high quality legal advocacy, outreach, and education in the pursuit of justice and fairness."

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.