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State Bar announces free legal hotline for Big Island residents affected by Iselle


A free legal hotline will be available for Puna residents affected by Tropical Storm Iselle, Hawaii State Bar Association President Calvin E. Young announced Thursday.

The hotline, which can be reached by calling 888-609-5463, will be established at the association’s headquarters in Honolulu and will be staffed by volunteer attorneys, he said. It will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The line was established following consultation with representatives from the East Hawaii Bar Association, the HSBA Senior Counsel Division, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. All concluded that the creation of the legal hotline would be the best avenue for attorneys to offer their services to assist Big Island residents affected by last week’s storm.