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Self-Help Information

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.

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: Garnishee Order

Complete this court form if you want to collect money owed to you from a Judgment.

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.

Self-Help Form: Cease Contact Letter

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a Cease Contact Letter to a Creditor or Collection Agency. We suggest you read our publication Debt Collection: Cease Contact Letters before completing this interview.

How to Use Cease Contact Letters

This brochure provides information on how to use cease contact letters with collection agencies and creditors

Debt Collection Information

This brochure provides a summary of your rights when dealing with creditors and some guidelines for determining what debts should be given a priority in a financial crisis.

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics that can help you exercise your consumer rights and avoid rip-offs.

Tips on Dealing with Debt

Everything you need to know about debt including managing debt, how to repair your credit, debt collection practices, and debt relief.

Video: Representing Yourself in Court

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

Learn about Vehicle Repossession

Learn about vehicle repossession: seizing and selling the vehicle, what happens to personal property, and talking with your creditor or lessor.

Repossession of Personal Property (not real estate)

Use this brochure if you have personal property (including a car, furniture, etc.) that is being repossessed by your creditor.

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.

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