For the Warrior CommunityActive duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". Here is a list for the state of Hawaii.
General-Purpose ResourcesServicemembers, veterans and their families can use the same resources as anyone else.
- Hawaii Law Help is a good, general-purpose place to start looking for law help in Hawaii; it is sponsored by the Hawaii Legal Aid Society.
- the Hawaii Bar Association runs a lawyer referral program, a Wednesday evening Legal Hotline [ (808) 537-1868 ], and a list of legal assistance organizations.
- If you are disabled: Hawaii Disability Rights Center
- If you are concerned about domestic violence: Domestic Violence Action Center
Private Practice AttorneysTypically, a lawyer in private practice will listen to your situation for 15 or 20 minutes, then give you an idea about how to proceed, in general terms, without charging you. If the matter is something the lawyer can help you with, but must charge for, sometimes you can work out a military-family discount, especially if you are easy to work with. The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers in Hawaii who are interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans