OTHER HAWAII AGENCIES FOR LAWYER & JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS

Complaints Against Hawaii Judges

 

Complaints against full-time judges (and part-time judges acting in their judicial capacity) fall within the sole jurisdiction of, and must be sent to:

 

           Commission on Judicial Conduct

            426 Queen Street, Room 106

            Honolulu, HI  96813-2912

            Tel. (808) 539-4790

            http://www.courts.state.hi.us/page_server/Courts/6246694EDACA822EF045753354.html

 

Agencies For Complaints Against Hawaii Lawyers

*  Fee Disputes/Civility Complaints

 

Information on fee dispute mediation/arbitration services and civility complaints may be obtained from:

 

            Hawai`i State Bar Association

            1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
            Honolulu, HI  96813

            Tel. (808) 537-1868

            http://www.hsba.org/Attorney_Client_Relations.aspx 


*  Claims for Compensation


 

If you feel that you have lost money due to your own lawyer's dishonest conduct and have been unable to get reimbursement from your lawyer, you should consult with:

 

            Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

            1132 Bishop Street, Suite 300

            Honolulu, HI  96813

            Tel. (808) 599-2483

            http://www.hawaiilawyersfund.com/


(NOTE:  Decisions regarding reimbursement of claims submitted to the Lawyers' Fund are independently made by the Trustees of the Fund; however, the ODC staff assists the Trustees in claims investigations.  Reimbursement from the Lawyers' Fund is not automatic and depends on a number of qualifying standards.)