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Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Pro Bono Training Seminars

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is excited to offer its pro bono attorneys monthly brown bag trainings on areas of law that our clients are in most need of assistance. Bring your lunch and attend a session conducted by an attorney experienced in the particular area of law. Outer island attorneys may call in.

These trainings are offered free of charge to those who take a pro bono case with Legal Aid. Upon the completion of training, volunteers may accept a case through Legal Aid Society’s Partnership in Pro Bono Project. Each course has been approved for 1 hour credit for Hawaii’s VCLE and California’s CLE requirement. Credit may be converted to MCPE credits upon completion of a case.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96818
“Big Table”
Neighbor Island attorneys may call in.

11:45am - 1:00pm

Cheryl P.K. Puna at 527-8005 or email to reserve your seat.


Divorce-Part 1, Basics
Part 1, Basics

Part 2, Alimony and Basic Property Division

Part 3, Advanced Property Division and Retirement

Guardian Ad Litem
*This is a Saturday training session, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Family Based Immigration


Adult Guardianships

Simple Wills

Advanced Health Care Directives

Please note that dates may be subject to change.

Adoptions/Guardianships of Minors: Covers the basic court process for adoptions and guardianships of minors.

Simple Wills: Covers drafting simple wills, common issues, special considerations and practice tips for the pro bono attorney.

Adult Guardianships: Covers the basics on Guardianships of an Incapacitated Person and the practical requirements and mechanics of petitioning for a guardianship of a person in the Family Court. The basic requirements for a conservertorship will also be covered.

Divorce Basics: This training will cover the basics of divorce law in Hawaii and the basics of Family Court rules and procedures relating to divorce, divorce forms, common motions and how to prepare for hearings or trials. Topics covered will include jurisdiction, custody and support of children and visitation.

Family Based Immigration: Covers the basics of family based immigration in brining immediate family members to the U.S.

Advanced Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney: This training will provide attorneys with information about what the law is behind each one of the options and some challenges that could be encountered in assisting clients with these important forms.

Guardian ad Litem: Learn the basics of the child welfare system and get certified to provide guardian ad litem services for children in need. This one day training covers everything from when the child is first removed from the home to what needs to be done if parents cannot provide a safe family home for the child to return to.

Tue Apr 8, 2014