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Staff 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.

Position: Staff Attorney serving Maui County. Responsibilities include client representation in Family Law, (including divorce, divorce modification, paternity, restraining orders, child abuse and neglect and some guardianship and adoptions), Public Assistance Benefits, Housing and Consumer Protection, & Seniors Legal services. Staff Attorneys also participate in community engagement, outreach and education, statewide initiatives, and in and day–to-day oversight of non-attorney staff.


Compensation:  $56,223 - $78,767 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).

This position is currently a hybrid of remote and in-office work based on a weekly rotation schedule.  Hybrid working condition is subject to change. 

  • Member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Hawaii are preferred. Applications from highly qualified individuals sitting for 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 be considered.  
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice and experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income population strongly preferred.
  • Desire to develop litigation skills or litigation experience strongly preferred.
  • Able to work collaboratively and maintain good working relationships with diverse team of co-workers.  
  • 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.
  • Organizational skills to manage a busy practice, meet deadlines, and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner.
  • Basic computer skills required.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.
  • Must have availability to travel to Moloka’i and Lana’i as needed.
To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to  No Calls Please. The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More information about Legal Aid can be found at


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