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  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
    Read this in:
    Chuukese / Chuuk
    Ilocano / Ilokano
    Marshallese / Kajin M̧ajeļ
  • Video: Security Deposits: Private Landlord-Tenant Lease

    This video provides general information about security deposits. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Work Out a Dispute Through Landlord-Tenant Mediation

    Anytime a dispute arises between a landlord and a tenant, mediation is a good first step to consider, before the situation becomes too emotional or the tenant is too far behind in paying the rent. Read More

    By:
    Mediation Center of the Pacific
  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Your Rights as a Section 8 Tenant

    What you need to do as a Section 8 Tenant (project-based and voucher) - rules, rights, and information. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Your Rights to Fair Housing

    The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Your Rights to Service Dogs and Companion Animals

    Civil rights laws protect people with disabilities. These anti-discrimination protections also cover your rights related to service dogs, and, to a lesser extent, companion animals. Read More

    By:
    Hawaii Disability Rights Center