HONOLULU – Honolulu law firm Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert will once again provide volunteer staffing for the Access to Justice Room located at Honolulu District Court throughout the month of November. It is the second year the fifty-year-old law firm will show its commitment to the community through the program designed to connect self-represented litigants with volunteer attorneys. Damon Key attorneys will provide face-to-face legal advice on various civil matters, including landlord-tenant cases, collection cases, and temporary restraining orders, and pro se litigation.
“The Access to Justice Room provides a valuable service to those who find themselves involved in civil proceedings but are unable to afford an attorney,” said Damon Key Vice President Michael Yoshida. “The wealth of knowledge that our lawyers can share will help parties to better understand and approach an otherwise complex judicial process.”
In 2013, Damon Key provided staffing for the room as part of its “50Ways to Give Back” 50th Anniversary initiative. Fourteen firm attorneys participated.
The Access to Justice Room is located on the third floor of the courthouse at 1111 Alakea Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Members of the public are asked to first seek help from the District Court Civil Service Center by calling 808-538-5629. Anyone seeking legal advice will then be referred to the Access to Justice Room. The program is a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.
Founded in 1963, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert serves the Hawaii business community with the connections and capabilities of an international practice, holding the highest standards for business law and commercial litigation. The firm is the exclusive Hawaii member of Meritas, a network of more than 178 independent law firms in at least 80 countries. With more than 20 attorneys, the firm’s practice areas include: Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights; Business & Commercial; Family Law; Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution; Estate Planning & Probate; Immigration & Naturalization; Insurance Coverage; Renewable Energy; Real Estate & Land Use; Appellate; Construction Law. Its office is located at 1003 Bishop Street on the 16th floor.
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