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Rules governing Hawai`i Attorney Conduct:

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HAWAI`I STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S (HSBA)

Client Trust Accounts: Requirements, Rules and Recommendations” prepared by the HSBA Committee on Professional Responsibility and Risk Management (2012)

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

LINKS TO OTHER RELEVANT RULES OF INTEREST

2016 – 2017 MPRE NOTICE

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

OTHER HAWAI`I AGENCIES FOR LAWYER & JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS COMPLAINTS

COMPLAINTS AGAINST HAWAI`I JUDGES

Complaints against full-time judges (and part-time judges acting in their judicial capacity) fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of The Commission on Judicial Conduct[1].

Please send complaints to:

Commission on Judicial Conduct
426 Queen Street, Room 106
Honolulu, HI  96813-2912
Tel. (808) 539-4790
www.courts.state.hi.us

 [1] RSCH Rule 5; RSCH Rule 8; Hawai`I Revised Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon I

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
hsba.org

Lawyer’s Fund – 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
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI  96813
Tel. (808) 599-2483
www.hawaiilawyersfund.com

(NOTE:  Decisions regarding reimbursement of claims submitted to the Lawyers’ Fund are independently made by the Trustees of the Fund[2]; however, the ODC staff assists the Trustees in claims investigations.  Reimbursement from the Lawyers’ Fund is not automatic and depends on a number of requirements.)

[2] RSCH Rule 10

OTHER HAWAI`I AGENCIES FOR LAWYER & JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS COMPLAINTS

COMPLAINTS AGAINST HAWAI`I JUDGES

Complaints against full-time judges (and part-time judges acting in their judicial capacity) fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of The Commission on Judicial Conduct.  Please send complaints to:

Commission on Judicial Conduct
426 Queen Street, Room 106
Honolulu, HI  96813-2912
Tel. (808) 539-4790
www.courts.state.hi.us

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
hsba.org

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
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI  96813
Tel. (808) 599-2483
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 requirements.)

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