Community Partners Directory: Legal

Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline

Address: P. O. Box 3198
Honolulu HI 96801
Phone: 534-0040
Fax: 531-7228
Organization Description: A legal agency set up to help domestic violence victims with their legal needs as well as some non-legal needs.

Friends of the Judiciary History Center

Address: 417 South King Street, Room 102
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 539-4999
Fax: 539-4996
Organization Description: Historical exhibits of Hawaii’s judiciary system.
Volunteer Opportunities: Docent greeters, researches and writers, retail clerks for gift shop, and office assistants.
Special Requirements: Basic skills relative to projects undertaken. Students supply their own transportation to Kailua.

Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.

Address: 245 North Kukui Street, Suite 206 Honolulu Hi 96817
Phone: 521-6767
Fax: 538-1454
Organization Description: A community dispute resolution organization that provides affordable and accessible mediation and dispute resolution services to the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Mediators: Special requirements include interview and selection; $400 payment ($200 refund upon completion of apprenticeship); three year commitment. Volunteer Case Manager: Special requirements including one minimum one year commitment, one day (or two half days) commitment to case management work.
Special Requirements: Mediators: application and interview, $400 and 60 hours of training; three year commitment. Case Manager: work one day or two half-days for one year.

State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection

Address: 235 S. Beretania St., Suite 801
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 586-2636
Fax: 586-2640
Organization Description: Enforces consumer protection laws on behalf of the state of Hawaii.
Volunteer Opportunities: Translators who can assist law enforcement agency in its investigation of unaccredited degree granting institutions. Volunteers who can provide assistance to landlords and tenants through the hotline.

Volunteers in Public Service to the Courts

Address: 417 S. King St. #212
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 539-4882
Fax: 539-4838
Contact: Bryan St. Arnault
Title: Program Coordinator
Organization Category: Legal
Organization Description: Volunteer placement within the judiciary.
Volunteer Opportunities: Case aide, bailiff aide, court clerk aide, docent, computer operator, clerical aide, information receptionist, special projects, or events assistant.
Special Requirements: Complete application, screening interview, attend a basic orientation, and submit two positive references.

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

Address: 545 Queen Street, Suite 100
Honolulu Haw 96813
Phone: 522-0676
Contact: Regina Grovner
Title: Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Organization Description: Provide pro bono legal services to Hawaii’s indigent and low-income population while helping to create “a society with equal access to justice.”
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer and internship opportunities available to students interested in the legal field.
Special Requirements: Varies according to area of interest.