Attention: Due to upgrades to our computer system, the Legal Hotline will be closed on Friday, June 21st & Monday June 24th, 2013. Access may be limited on Thursday June 20th and Tuesday June 25th. We appreciate your patience during this time as we believe these changes will ultimately allow us to better serve our clients.
Do you need help filing past tax returns?
Legal Aid's Honolulu office helps prepare and file back tax returns for free.
Tax assistance is available first come first serve every Wednesday starting at 9:00am.
To get your taxes prepared you must bring the following documents:
• 1. Government Issued Picture ID
• 2. Social Security card for yourself and any dependants
• 3. All relevant tax documents (1099's, W2's, deduction documents)
Legal Aid's first annual Justice Games Scavenger Hunt and Pau Hana Fundraiser took place on Friday October 12th, 2012.
Fifteen teams raced around Downtown Honolulu taking pictures and posting to their Justice Games 2012 Twitter Feeds. Using their wits and brawn teams battled to win the title of Justice Games Victor.
Proving that the odds were in their favor, Team GAQniss Everdeen from Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel were victorious. Second place went to Legal Aid's AmeriCorps Team followed by Team Shimabukuro.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our gold level sponsor RCO Hawaii LLC, a Mortgage Banking Law Firm.
The RCO Hawaii LLC Team
From Left to Right: RCO Hawaii LLC attorneys Andrew Tellio, Peter Keegan, Steven Idemoto, Dulce Diaz, (Director of Default Operations Hawaii), and Ron Denesha (Judicial Specialist).
Justice Games 2013 is quickly approaching! The event will be held on Friday July 19th, 2013, at the Venue in Downtown Honolulu. More information coming soon!
Access to Justice Room at the Honolulu District Court
The Honolulu District Court Access to Justice Room (AJR) is a joint effort of the Judiciary, the Hawai`i Access to Justice Commission, the Hawai`i State Bar Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i to increase access to justice for self-represented litigants at the District Court.
Volunteer attorneys are needed to provide legal advice through short-term limited legal services and help self-represented litigants better understand the court process and the law which may apply to their case.
Training for attorneys wishing to volunteer will be held at the HSBA from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. One hour of Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) and two hours of Voluntary Continuing Legal (VCLE) credits will be available to those who attend the training.
Please contact Natalie Millon, HSBA CLE Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 808-571-7936 to schedule training.
We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online sign up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. Please sign up - here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
• 2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.)
• 3. Sign Up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you automated confirmation and reminder messages.Easy!
Help Fight Housing Discrimination & Become a Volunteer Tester!
The Fair Housing Enforcement Program (FHEP) of Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i is seeking individuals to assist in the investigation of housing discrimination complaints. Testers pose as home seekers in a variety of housing rental situations. This is not a part time job but on an as-needed basis. Hours are flexible and attention to detail is a must. Access to personal transportation is helpful, but not required. You must be 18 and without prior felony convictions.
The Fair Housing Enforcement Program of Legal Aid provides investigative services (testing), advice, advocacy, conciliation, attorney referral, and community education. State law prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, family status, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation and HIV infection.
Fair Housing Testers upon successful completion of each assignment receive a stipend plus mileage.
If you are interested in becoming a fair housing tester tester, contact the Fair Housing Tester Coordinator at 527-8078.
Legal Aid's Wayne Keawe and Bank of Hawaii's Chantell Smeiser are featured in Hawaii News Now's Smart Money Monday segment highlighting Legal Aid's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Check out the video here.
PBOT Training 2011- Click on a link below to download the PowerPoint presentations from PBOT 2011
The Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i publishes a quarterly newsletter, Ka Leo Kaulike, featuring information about Legal Aid’s activities throughout the year. Keep up to date with all the great and much needed work our staff are doing state-wide for the people of Hawaii.
If you would like to be on our mailing list, please send an email to: email@example.com
(These newsletters are in Adobe PDF between 1M and 2M in size).
- Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Enforcement Unit’s large settlement for client
- Client stories – helping clients with public benefits, fair housing and custody issues
- Pro Bono Spotlight
- Spotlight on the Kona Office
- And More!
Press inquiries, booking inquiries for speakers, and general publicity questions should be directed to:
Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Ph.: (808) 527-8063
Fax: (808) 527-8088
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NEW SITES - To keep up with rapid technological change and to increase our presence on the world wide web, Legal Aid has joined the likes of Greenpeace, Oxfam, Amnesty International and many more and started Myspace and Facebook Pages.
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