Attorney-Client Relations

Fee Dispute Program

The Fee Dispute Program is a voluntary mediation/arbitration program to resolve fee disputes. An option for resolving disputes over attorneys fees. Call (808) 537-1868 ext. 220 for questions or inquiries about working with your lawyer. Please note that our program is limited in scope and jurisdiction.

Step 1: Read the instructions regarding the program, then sign and date it. IT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR PETITION FORM,

Step 2: Download the rules to mediate/arbitrate a fee dispute for your information.

Step 3: Download the form to mediate/arbitrate a fee dispute.

Submit your petition and signed instruction form to:

Hawaii State Bar Association
Fee Dispute Program
Alakea Corporate Twr.
1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Please note: There is no parking validation in our building.

Formal Complaints

For complaints about unethical or questionable practices of licensed attorneys, please contact:

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone (808) 521-4591
Website: Office of Disciplinary Counsel

For complaints about losses due to attorney's dishonest conduct, please contact:

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone (808) 599-2483
Website: Hawaii Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection




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