CLE – Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii 2/27/18
Venue: Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell
Cost: Free to members, $10 non-members, $5 non-member students
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:00 noon
Angela Kuo Min is the current Executive Director for Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (“VLSH”). This is a pro bono program where local attorneys offer their assistance in legal advice to the public. Ms. Min will discuss the various services available and how eligibility for these services is determined. VLSH provides free legal services to the low and moderate income community of Hawaii in: family law, estate planning, collections, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, and veteran benefits. Ms. Min manages and oversees the operations, programs and financial management of VLSH.
Ms. Min is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and California (inactive). Prior to joining VLSH, she was a civil litigator with Case Lombardi and Pettit. Her previous work experience includes teaching undergraduate and paralegal courses, family law and estate planning (private practice), clerking with the City Attorneys’ Office in Santa Ana and former legal extern with the U.S. Department of Justice- U.S. Attorney’s Office in California.
VLSH recently launched a new online service to provide free legal assistance to lower income Hawaii residents. Hawaii Online Pro Bono was created in partnership with the American Bar Association Free Legal Answers national project. Hawaii Online Pro Bono (HOP) is an online version of a walk-in legal advice clinic where qualified individuals can receive answers from a volunteer attorney.