|Some Tips to Help You Get Started||
The portal is a website that suggests certain kinds of legal help for your issue based on information you give. The last page (results page) shows self-help materials and information about organizations that might be able to assist you. We suggest you start at the top of this page and look through all the resources suggested for you (if any) first. Then contact any of the organization referrals (if any) to ask about or apply for services.
PLEASE NOTE: The portal is not an intake form. Answering the questions does not mean you are applying for legal services.
|What legal issues can I search?|
|What are Access to Justice Organizations?||
Access to Justice Organizations provide a selection of legal services to the public. They help to makeDepending on your circumstances, one or more of these organizations may be suggested to you to contact for possible help.
|Why do I have to answer questions about myself, my location, my household, and my income?|
|What do you mean by "gross monthly income"?||
*Add additional monies you might receive from child support, public benefits, or other government source to this amount.
|What is domestic violence?||
Domestic violence is abuse between spouses or intimate partners through physical assaults, put-downs, threats to harm, and/or controlling of money usage. Some common examples are hitting, shoving, kicking, slapping, throwing objects, scaring the other person, name-calling, and/or stalking.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. For domestic violence assistance, call the Domestic Violence Action Center legal helpline at 808-531-3771 or 1-800-690-6200 (Toll-free). It is available between 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.
For 24/7 assistance call:
Oahu: 808-841-0822 or 808-526-2200 or 808-528-0606
Maui: 808-579-9581 or 808-873-8624
Hawaii Island: 808-959-8864 or 808-322-7233
National hotline: 1-800-799-7233
|Is the portal available in other languages?||
Currently, this portal is only available in English. Please contact the referral organization(s) (if any are recommended on the results page of this search) to request an interpretor.
|I want to speak to someone. Who can I call?||
This tool does not have a live chat feature, nor is there a number to call for immediate assistance. If you have a civil court case or want to start one, you can visit one of our court self-help centers staffed by volunteer attorneys to speak to someone in person.
If you want an answer to your legal question, you can try the free legal answers program where you can ask volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue through email. See if you qualify for this service here. If you don't qualify for this program, you can try calling the HSBA legal line where volunteer attorneys are available for one hour a week to answer general legal questions by phone.
If you want to apply for legal services, see the list of Access to Justice Organizations above. Contact the organization that best fits your needs.
|What if I can't find help for my legal issue?|