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03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Legal Aid Hawaii (http://www.legalaidhawaii.org/)
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to achieve fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach and education for those in need.
Established in 1950, Legal Aid has ten offices statewide, and over 90 staff members (attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel) all dedicated to achieving Legal Aid’s vision of “Building a Just Society.” Legal Aid responds to inquiries from approximately 20,000 individuals each year, and an estimated annual total 9,500 of those individuals receive legal services ranging from advice and counsel to full representation.

03-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (http://www.lawhelp.org/hi/)
The Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i is a public interest, non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving fairness and justice for Hawai`i's people through quality representation, advocacy, community partnerships, education, and outreach.

What Kinds of Services are Provided at Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i?
Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i (LASH) helps individuals and families who cannot afford to hire a private attorney with their civil legal needs. Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i primarily focuses on the following areas of law:
Family - child and spouse abuse, divorces, child custody, visitation, child support, guardianships, adoptions, powers of attorney, paternity, advance health care directives
Consumer - bankruptcy, debt collection and debtor’s rights, foreclosures, garnishments, repossessions
Housing - private landlord-tenant issues, Section 8 issues, subsidized housing issues, evictions, repairs, lockouts and utility shut-offs, security deposits
Public Benefits - Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), Aid to Aged, Blind, Disabled (AABD), Social Security retirement/disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Quest, Medicaid, Medicare

03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Legal Services (http://lsc.gov/find-legal-aid)
LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes about 95 percent of its total funding to 135 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 900 offices throughout the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding; and by providing training and technical assistance to programs. LSC encourages programs to leverage limited resources by partnering and collaborating with other funders of civil legal aid, including state and local governments, IOLTA, access to justice commissions, the private bar, philanthropic foundations, and the business community. The Corporation is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
American Bar Association (http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/probono/directory.html)
Pro Bono & Public Service
This is a resource from the American Bar Association. They have a standing committee established to encourage attorneys to give back to their communities. You can find facilities in every state and typically the people answering the phones are attorneys as well.

03-18-2012, 08:41 PM
Womens Law (http://www.womenslaw.org/)
Providing legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.