Nonprofit Conducts Free Legal Clinic
There’s good news for those in need of legal advice. The nonprofit Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii brings a free pop-up legal clinic Oct. 18 to Waipahu High School’s cafeteria, located at 94-1211 Farrington Hwy.
Open from 9 a.m. to noon, the clinic features volunteer attorneys who will cover topics including family law (divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions), District Court (landlord-tenant, small claims), estate planning (wills/trusts, power of attorney, health care directives), bankruptcy (collections, Chapter 7) and veterans’ benefits.
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii is the only agency in the entire state that serves all low- and moderate-income individuals.
“That’s what our services are for,” explained outreach coordinator Susana Atsatt. “We try to assist the community with any legal issues they might have, especially those who don’t have any funds or means to get legal assistance.”
Walk-ins are accepted, but registering by Oct. 13 at 528-7050 will ensure that residents will be able to consult with an attorney.
More information about Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii can be found online at vlsh.org, or call 528-7046.