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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.

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.

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.

Self-Help Form: Statement of Claim, General Form

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a Statement of Claim General Form. You should use this court approved document if you would like to sue someone for money where the amount does not exceed $5,000.

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.

Mediation on Hawaii Island - Hilo

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center provides a variety of dispute prevention and resolution services to our East Hawaii community. We help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, schools, and others to find creative solutions to challenging situations.

Mediation on Hawaii Island - Kona

West Hawaii Mediation Center strives to provide an array of high quality conflict resolution services to community members and organizations throughout West Hawaii.

Mediation on Kauai

Mediation Services from Kauai Economic Opportunity (KEO) can address a number of issues. Mediators from the agency facilitate dispute resolution in a confidential, informal and non-threatening manner, with the aim of avoiding court proceedings or preventing evictions.

Mediation on Maui

Maui Mediation Services, Inc. was established in 1982 to provide creative and appropriate ways of resolving disputes

Mediation on Oahu

Mediation Center of the Pacific's mission is to provide high quality mediation and dispute resolution services that are affordable and accessible on the island of Oahu.

Identity Theft And Security Breach Information

Welcome to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs identity theft information webpage. Identity theft doesn’t have to be inevitable. There are things that you can do to reduce the chances that you become a victim and to minimize the damage should it happen to you.

Recover From Identity Theft

Resources and information for victims of identity theft

Report Identity Theft and Get a Recovery Plan

IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

Check a Vehicle's Value

Price new/used cars, check your car's value, and/or see cars for sale in your area.

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.

File a Consumer Complaint

This link provides some suggestions to resolving a consumer problem.

Get Consumer Help

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers free business services and handles complaints and disputes that relate to marketplace issues experienced with the services or products a business provides.

National Consumer Law Center

NCLC’s expertise includes policy analysis and advocacy; consumer law and energy publications; litigation; expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates.

National Fraud Information Center

Home of the National Consumers League's Fraud Center. NCL has helped millions of consumers avoid scams.

Nolo Press

Thousands of free articles on everyday legal topics. Articles are accurate, up to date, and written in plain English.

Office of Consumer Protection

As consumer counsel for the state, OCP is the primary agency responsible for reviewing, investigating and prosecuting allegations of unfair or deceptive trade practices in consumer transactions.

Tips on Getting Your Money Back

If you're disappointed by a product or service you paid for, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has tips to help you get your money back.

Video: How to Collect a Judgment

This video outlines the process for collecting a judgment in Honolulu District Court; however, the information provided may be useful for collecting a judgment in other circuits in the State of Hawaii.

Video: Representing Yourself in Court

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

Self-Help Form: Statement of Claim, General Form

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a Statement of Claim General Form. You should use this court approved document if you would like to sue someone for money where the amount does not exceed $5,000.

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 Small Claims Court

This Guide is provided to you to give general information about the procedures used in the Small Claims Division of the District Courts. Security Deposit claims are usually filed in Small Claims Court.

Credit and Loan Information

These tips can help if you are choosing a credit card or wondering whether offers of credit and loans are on the up and up.

How to Check Your Credit

Instructions on getting a copy of your credit report to track your credit history and verify accurate information

Credit and Loan Information

These tips can help if you are choosing a credit card or wondering whether offers of credit and loans are on the up and up.

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