Self Help Center

Every Monday & Thursday, 10am to 1pm, at Hoapili Hale Courthouse in Wailuku (click for a map) we are proud to help host a free Self Help Center, where our Volunteer Attorneys help self-represented litigants with District and Family Court civil matters, like landlord-tenant, collections, restraining orders, divorce, and custody.  Our Volunteers provide limited legal information, explain and review court forms and seek to answer as many procedural questions as possible, with fifteen minutes allotted for each litigant. Molokai, Lanai and Hana residents may call 808-495-5527 when the center is open, subject to Volunteer availability. Email us with any questions: MCBA@HSBA.org


Attorney Shift Sign-Up:

Our Self Help Center is only as robust as our attorneys that staff it. Please consider doing your pro bono hours with us! The shifts are only an hour long, and you’ll be helping those that truly need it. Malpractice insurance and CLE / Ethics credits are provided. Visit: https://Signup.com/go/LG2Qu3


Attorney Training:

All attorneys who wish to volunteer with us must complete the prerequisites brought to you by our partners at Legal Aid Society.  It only takes a few hours, and is packed with information useful in overall legal practice!  CLE and Ethics credits are available.
Visit: LegalAidHawaii.org/self-help-pro-bono-training-video.html (use password lash123 )


Informational Videos

Learn more about procedures and issues from our Judges, attorneys, and court staff, recorded at our recent Continuing Legal Education events.

Legal Aid’s Yukari Murakami Explains the Maui Self Help Center

Overview of the Service Center at the Wailuku Courthouse

Maui District Court Overview with Judge Kawano

Maui District Court Regular Civil Claims and Landlord – Tenant Cases with Judge Kobayashi

Maui District Court TROs & Injunctions Against Harassment with Judge Hamman

Maui Small Claims & District Court Practice Pointers with Judge Hamman

Maui District Court Civil Procedure with Karen Hemans

Maui Mediation Center as Resource for Pro Se Parties