Volunteer Opportunities

The HSBA offers many opportunities for volunteers eager to lend a helping hand.
  • Run for the HSBA Board:  Consider offering your expertise or fresh ideas to the HSBA Board by running in the next election.  Officer positions have a 1-year and director positions have a 2-year term.  If interested, apply in April for the Fall election by emailing a cover letter and resume to the HSBA Nominating Committee to nominations@hsba.org.
  • YLD Volunteer Opportunities: Click here for more information.

Pro Bono Opportunities

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 office@acluhawaii.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
Ph: 808-956-6544
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
Website: www.mlpchawaii.org

The Hawaii Innocence Project
2515 Dole St., Ste. 255
Honolulu HI 96822
Ph: (808) 956-6547

Community Mediation Centers
There are five Community mediation centers under contract to the State of Hawaii to provide volunteer mediators and affordable mediation services to the public. Contact the center nearest you for more information:

The Mediation Center of the Pacific
245 N. Kukui Street, Suite 206
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 521-6767
Fax: (808) 538-1454
Website: http://www.mediatiehawaii.org

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Mediation Program
2804 Wehe Road
Lihue, Hawii 96766
Phone: (808) 245-4077
Fax: (808) 245-7476
Website: http://keoinc.org

Maui Mediation Services
J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani Street, Suite 25
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: (808) 244-5744
Fax: (808) 249-0905
Website: http://www.mauimediation.org

Kuikahi Mediation Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 935-7844
Fax: (808) 961-9727
Website: http://www.hawaiimediation.org

West Hawaii Mediation Center
P.O. Box 7020
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Phone: (808) 885-5525
Fax: (808) 887-0525
Website: http://www.whmediation.org

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