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Managing Attorney


The Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi is Hawaiʻi’s oldest and largest non-profit public interest law firm with offices statewide. Through its dedicated staff, Legal Aid helps ensure justice and fairness for all by providing civil legal aid to the most vulnerable in our society.

We are seeking a Managing Attorney of our Maui County offices to lead a dedicated team of attorneys, advocates, and support staff in providing critical legal services to those in need.  Responsibilities include representing clients and supervising staff who assist clients on Maui, Molokai and Lanai in the areas of family law, housing, consumer protection, and public assistance. The Managing Attorney is also responsible for project management; grant oversite; community engagement, outreach and education; supporting statewide initiatives; ensuring administrative compliance; and participation in overall program management as a member of the statewide management team.

Compensation:  $74,427 - $89,124 commensurate with experience and qualifications.Our generous benefits package is designed to speak to employees’ needs and to support and enhance your lifestyle with an emphasis on quality of life and work-life balance. 

Benefits include:

  • $150/month student loan repayment.
  • Two medical insurance providers offering 4 different plans to select from and free single coverage.
  • Dental insurance.
  • 401K plan with employer matching.
  • Life Insurance for employees and dependents.
  • Free long-term care and long-term disability insurance.
  • Parental leave plan after one year of employment with 8 weeks of fully paid leave.
  • Free employee assistance plan - up to 6 sessions per year also available for household members.
  • Paid time off includes 21 days of vacation, 12 sick days, one personal day and 14 paid holidays annually (15 during Election Year).
  • Member in good standing of Hawaiʻi State Bar Association preferred. Applications from highly qualified individuals who have taken the July 2023 bar exam, as well as attorneys licensed to practice in another state and eligible to practice in Hawaii under Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct rule 1.16 will also be considered.  
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice or experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income populations, or issues affecting low-income populations required.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience required.
  • Five (5) years of litigation experience is required. Three (3) years of practice in family law is strongly preferred.  Experience in child welfare cases as a guardian ad litem a plus.
  • Project management or experience implementing grants preferred.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and maintain good working relationships with a small diverse team.
  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency, a must.
  • Able to manage a busy litigation practice, meet deadlines, and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner.
  • Must have access to a car and ability to travel on Maui. Some travel to Lanai and Molokai is also required.
To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to


Submission Deadline: 
January 28, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
24 N. Church St
Wailuku, HI 96793
United States
Phone: 808-536-4302