Legal Aid Society of Hawaii - MAUI OFFICE
24 N. Church Street, Suite 401
Wailuku, HI 96792
INTAKE HOTLINE: (808) 242-0724
*Please call this number if you need legal services
Telephone: (808) 244-3731
Fax: (808) 244-5856
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
HOW TO APPLY FOR LEGAL SERVICES:
1. Call our office during normal Intake Hours. Please DO NOT walk-in for assistance.
2. Be prepared to provide information about your legal problem, income, assets, and number of people in your household.
For a list of LEGAL SERVICES
For a MAP to the MAUI Office
The purpose of the intake Hotline is to provide easy access to services at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. Primarily, our clients can apply for services through our toll-fee state-wide phone service, which operates during the following times:
MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00am to 11:30am in the morning, and
1:00pm to 3:30pm in the afternoon
(808) 242-0724 on MAUI
The Legal Aid office on Maui started in the mid-1960's with part-time attorneys. One of the first was John Vail, who later went on to become a District Court judge on Maui. The first full-time Maui Legal Aid attorney was Ernest Ching, who started in 1968.
Notable cases initiated by the Maui office in past years include Aluli vs. Brown, which challenged federal government use of the island of Kahoolawe as a target; and Aguiar vs. Hawai`i Housing Authority, which required HHA to follow the rule-making procedures of the Hawai`i Administrative Procedure Act (HAPA) when determining income limits and rent schedules for public housing, and to follow HAPA adjudicatory procedures before imposing rent increases on allegedly over-income tenants.
The Maui attorneys and paralegals not only provide general legal services to the Maui community, but they are especially active in representing children in Child Protective Services cases, and assisting seniors with their legal issues. The staff also works closely with the courts on initiatives aimed at assisting individuals who are trying to navigate the court process on their own.