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Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys.

Tumwunun Pwungun Kapwung (Protective Order: Chuukese)

Ei pworous a chok fan iten awora mannapen pworousen annuk, nge esapw awora ourour ren peekin annuk. Me mwen omw kopwe foori ew ammwokut ika anongonong won och pworous non ei link, a wor pesepes omw kopwe pworous ngeni emon sou-annuk ika kokkori ewe Legal Aid Society non Hawaii.

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC is the only agency in the State whose services are uniquely designed to provide civil legal assistance and advocacy to domestic abuse victims.

Request a District Court Restraining Order

Information about how to obtain a district court restraining order.

Self-Help Form: TRO District Court - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you want to file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in District Court of the First Circuit (Oahu). You may apply for a District Court TRO if the person harassing or abusing you is NOT related to you.

Temporary Restraining Orders, Hawaii Island

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders on Hawaii Island

Temporary Restraining Orders, Kauai

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders on Kauai.

Temporary Restraining Orders, Kona

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders in Kona.

Temporary Restraining Orders, Oahu And Maui

Information related to Temporary Restraining Orders on Oahu and Maui.

Video: Temporary Restraining Order: District Court & Family Court

This video provides an overview of and comparison between district court and family court restraining orders.

What to do if your Protective Order is Violated

If you have been granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) by a Family Court judge or a District Court judge, the Court has ordered your abuser (the respondent of the TRO) to abide by the conditions set out in the TRO.

What to do with an Out-of-State TRO in Hawaii

This brochure will explain your options are if you have a temporary restraining order (TRO) from another state. In this brochure, TROs refer to TROs from both Family Court and District Court.

Women Helping Women

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help staff in West Maui and on Lanai are available 24 hours a day to assist callers in preparing safety plans, respond to general questions about domestic violence, provide referrals, and share additional information about our programs and services.

YWCA of Kauai Family Violence Shelter

Services provided by the Family Violence Shelter include: a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, safety planning, referrals and advocacy, assistance with protective orders, and an emergency shelter.

District Court Forms for Oahu

The Hawaii State Judiciary's available pleading forms for District Court of the First Circuit

Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys.

Self-Help Form: Relief from District Court Costs

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the Relief from Court Costs District court form, asking the court to waive your court filing fees because you cannot afford such costs.

Video: Resources for Court Users

This video provides information about resources available to court users including court self-help centers, language services, mediation, and accommodations for people with disabilities.

Your Guide to Regular Claims Court

The Regular Claims Court is a division of the District Court. The Regular Claims Division hears all civil actions in which the debt, damages or value of property claimed does not exceed $40,000. This court also hears all summary possession cases regardless of the amount sought.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in Housing

Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.

Video: Representing Yourself in Court

This video provides general information how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in Housing

Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.

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