Cades Partner, Allison Mizuo Lee, was recognized last month for her volunteer service to over 450 Kauai residents through the Kauai Courthouse Self-Help Center. Established in October 2011, the courthouse Self-Help Center provides free legal information for people who must represent themselves in civil cases because they cannot afford an attorney.
At the Kauai Courthouse Self-Help Center, volunteer Attorneys and an Americorps Advocate provide limited legal information on District and Family Court civil matters, including landlord-tenant cases, collection cases, District and Family Court temporary restraining orders, divorces, custody and other matters. Assistance may be given in the form of providing court forms, reviewing court documents for interpretation or to insure that the forms have been completed correctly. Additionally, volunteers try to answer as many procedural questions as possible.
For more information, visit the Hawaii State Judiciary website.