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Lawyer Overview for Hawaii

Population:
1.4 million+
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Number of active lawyers:
5,500+
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Hawaii State Bar Association:
website

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About the Hawaii Legal System

The legal system in Hawaii is based on the U.S. legal system, with a state court system that is separate from the federal court system. The Hawaii State Judiciary is responsible for administering the state court system and consists of the Hawaii Supreme Court, the Intermediate Court of Appeals, and the Circuit Courts. The Hawaii Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and has the power to review decisions made by the lower courts.

The Circuit Courts in Hawaii have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases within the state, and they also handle appeals from the District Courts. District courts handle criminal and traffic cases, as well as civil cases with limited jurisdiction such as small claims and landlord-tenant disputes.

Hawaii also has a separate family court system that handles cases related to family law issues such as divorce, child custody, and child support. The family court system is designed to provide a more informal and less adversarial process for resolving disputes, and it places a strong emphasis on the welfare of the children involved.

In addition to the state court system, Hawaii also has a federal court system that handles cases related to federal law and disputes between citizens of different states. The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii has jurisdiction over all federal cases in the state, including bankruptcy cases and cases involving federal criminal charges.

About Hawaii

Hawaii is a U.S. state located in the Pacific Ocean, consisting of a chain of islands. It is the southernmost state in the United States and the only U.S. state located outside North America. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and unique culture, which is a blend of native Hawaiian, Asian, and Western influences.

One fun fact about Hawaii is that it is home to the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. The island of Hawaii, also known as the "Big Island," is also home to Mauna Kea, which is the tallest mountain in the world, when measured from its base on the ocean floor. The island of Maui is home to the Road to Hana, a scenic drive that takes visitors through lush rainforests and past waterfalls and black sand beaches.

Famous people who have lived in Hawaii include President Barack Obama, who was born and spent his childhood in Honolulu, and singer and songwriter, Bruno Mars. Hawaii also played host to several notable events, such as the annual Merrie Monarch Festival, which is a week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which is a series of professional surfing competitions held on the North Shore of Oahu.

Hawaii Lawyer FAQs

How much does a lawyer cost in Hawaii?

While prices between lawyers may vary, the average price per hour for a lawyer is between $120 and $380 per hour. Since prices may vary, be sure to ask potential lawyers for their pricing information before moving forward with them.

How do I find a lawyer in Hawaii?

With Attorney At Law’s search widget, it’s easy to find lawyers near you. Just select the practice area you’re looking for and the location you need, and AAL will automatically gather all relevant results.

How many active attorneys are there in Hawaii?

There are approximately 5,500+ active lawyers in the state of Hawaii. This number reflects all lawyers registered with The State Bar of Hawaii.

Who licenses attorneys in Hawaii?

The Hawaii State Bar licenses all attorneys in Hawaii. A lawyer that is not licensed by the state bar association cannot practice law in full capacity.

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