As the Hawaii State Bar Association, part of our stated Mission is to unite and inspire Hawaii's lawyers to serve the public. Supreme Court Rule 6.1 states that providing pro bono service is the individual ethical commitment of each member of the HSBA and encourages all members of the bar to aspire to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono services annually.
Where to Volunteer
Contact any of the below organizations and you will be welcomed and assisted with pro bono and community service activities.
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, 528-7046
VLHS provides free or low-cost legal help to low-income residents and the non-profit organizations serving them in communities across our state with the help of volunteers who contribute pro bono services.
American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, 522-5900
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the only national organization dedicated to defending and expanding the civil liberties of all people. The ACLU of Hawaii has a variety of pro bono opportunities for individuals seeking to defend civil liberties an the fundamental principles of our Constitution, including opportunities for cooperating attorneys and individuals seeking to volunteer on various legislation and litigation projects. For more information, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the link below.
Domestic Violence Action Center, 531-3771
The Domestic Violence Action Center and Legal Hotline is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of abuse through leadership, prevention, legal service, individual and systemic advocacy and social change work.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, 536-4302
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is dedicated to assisting the low-to-moderate income community. Their mission is to achieve fairness and justice for Hawaii's people through quality representation, advocacy, community partnerships, education and outreach.
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, 521-2302
The mission of the NHLC is to strengthen and enhance the lives of Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian communities through the protection and recovery of ancestral and trust lands, natural resources, and the preservation of customs and practices vital to the perpetration of Hawaii's indigenous people.
Hawaii Disability Rights Center
900 Fort St., Ste. 1040
Honolulu, HI 96813
UH Elder Law Program
2515 Dole St., Ste. 203
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice (LEJ)
119 Merchant St., Ste. 605A
Honolulu HI 96813
Ph: (808) 587–7605
Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai'i
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: (808) 688-3313
The Hawaii Innocence Project
2515 Dole St., Ste. 255
Honolulu HI 96822
Ph: (808) 956-6547
The Mediation Center of the Pacific Inc.
245 N Kukui St., Ste. 206
Honolulu HI 96817
Ph: (808) 521-6767