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Hawaii Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Hawaii Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Haw. Const.)
See also the Hawaii Legislature web site.
Supplemental Information on Bills for 1997
(19th Leg., 1st Sess.)
[Legislative Reference Bur.] — Where to obtain copies of bills and acts, a general index of bills, and references to laws affected by passed bills.
Laws Affected by 1996 Bills Passed
(18th Leg., 2nd Sess.)
See “Supplemental Information” entries, above, for laws affected by legislation in subsequent years.
Hawaii Labor Laws Explained
[Univ. of Haw., Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR)] — Descriptions and explanations of Hawaii and federal laws related to labor.
Hawaii Rules of Procedure and Practice
See also links to additional state rules as well as all state rules in PDF files.
Hawaii Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Hawaii Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Hawaii Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Hawaii law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Hawaii Commentary
- Guide to Doing Business in Hawaii. Case Lombardi & Pettit.
Hawaii Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Hawaii Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
- Litigation Forms
- Taxation Department: Tax Forms and Instructions
- Business Entity Forms
Other Hawaii Resources
Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations
See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
Legal Research and Assistance
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Hawaii Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Hawaii law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Hawaii.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- LawHelp Hawaii
[Pro Bono Net (N.Y.) / Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i] — This web site is a guide to help individuals and families who cannot afford to hire a private attorney with their civil legal needs.
- Hawaii Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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