Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i provides free or low-cost legal help to low-income residents and the non-profit organizations serving them in communities across our state. Volunteers take pro bono cases, staff legal clinics, and/or work on other VLSH projects within the community. Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i provides the following for our volunteers: malpractice insurance, client screening, appropriate referrals, and support from law students, paralegals and staff. Find opportunities for attorneys, non-attorneys, and law students.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Hawaii
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, We do not take criminal, plaintiff's personal injury, medical malpractice, traffic violations, or any fee-generating cases.
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Immigrants, Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Other Project Types: Training, Neighborhood/Virtual Clinics
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Virtual Clinics
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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