Partnership in Pro Bono is a resource created and maintained by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.
was created to increase the access to justice in Hawaii by pairing legal professionals with persons not able to pay for legal services.
ATTORNEYS IF YOU ARE...
- Licensed to practice law in Hawaii (including emeritus or inactive status),
- Seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and expand your practice areas,
- Interested in gaining courtroom experience,
- Looking for a way to stay active in the legal community while taking a break from full-time work or after retirement,
- In good standing with all bar associations with which you have been affiliated in the past 15 years...
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE for Partnership in Pro Bono with Legal Aid.
If you are interested, fill out an ONLINE PRO-BONO REGISTRATION FORM.
To download a BROCHURE for PARTNERSHIP IN PRO BONO.
Legal Aid is committed to providing the highest quality services to all of our clients. To this end, we will provide all volunteer attorneys with:
- Coverage under Legal Aid's $1 million malpractice insurance policy
- Training in substantive law and in other issues that are particular to our low-income client population.
- Mentoring and co-counsel relationships with experienced Legal Aid staff attorneys.
- Pre-screening of individual cases for merit and reason able time commitment.
- Opportunities for professional growth through continual learning and the flexibility to practice new areas of law.
- Professional recognition and public acknowledgment of service
To download a FLYER for TRAINING DATES
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii created Partnership in Pro Bono to provide high quality, full representation in civil legal matters free of charge to low income and underserved individuals throughout the State of Hawaii.
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii offers a variety of pro bono opportunities that allow attorneys to apply their legal expertise while accommodating their schedule, availability, location, and interests.
MAKING PRO BONO EASY
VLSH’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics are for advice and counsel and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes for each clinic participant.
The volunteer attorney may have anywhere between 3 to 4 participants scheduled for a particular clinic date.
All participants are pre-screened by our Intake staff and properly matched with volunteer attorneys depending on legal issue.
Volunteer attorneys are provided a listing of the participants as well as opposing parties prior to the clinic for the purposes of conducting a conflict check. Once cleared, staff then provides the Intake information which contains a brief description of the legal issue and all relevant documents provided by the client.
The attorney/client relationship begins and ends within that 30-45 minute consultation.
If you practice in any of the following areas and want to volunteer, please contact us at: email@example.com
Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Child support, Guardianships, or Adoptions
Estate Planning: Simple Wills, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directives
District Court: Landlord‐Tenant, Small claims, Collections
Veterans Benefits: Benefits, Discharge Upgrade
Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 only