Attorney-Client Relations Committee

Fee Dispute Program:


The Fee Dispute Program is a voluntary mediation/arbitration program to resolve fee disputes. An option for resolving disputes over attorneys fees. Call 808-537-1868 ext. 220 for questions or inquiries about working with your lawyer. Please note that our program is limited in scope and jurisdiction.


Step 1: Read the instructions regarding the program, then sign and date it. IT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR PETITION FORM,


Step 2: Download the rules to mediate/arbitrate a fee dispute for your information.


Step 3: Download the form to mediate/arbitrate a fee dispute.


Submit your petition and signed instruction form to:


Hawaii State Bar Association

Fee Dispute Program

Alakea Corporate Twr.

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


Please note: There is no parking validation in our building.



Formal Complaints:


For complaints about unethical or questionable practices of licensed attorneys, please contact:

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone (808) 521-4591
Website: Office of Disciplinary Counsel

For complaints about losses due to attorney's dishonest conduct, please contact:

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone (808) 599-2483
Website: Hawaii Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

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