Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii

RLSO Hawaii Seal

Mission

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii provides comprehensive, professional legal services and solutions. We serve all Navy commands within the Hawaii area of responsibility and provide legal assistance to all active duty servicemembers and their families, retirees, and eligible reservists. The highest priority is given to fleet and operational units, particularly those deployed or preparing to deploy.

Area of Responsibility

RLSO Hawaii area of responsibility is the State of Hawaii, most specifically the islands of Oahu and Kauai.

Trial Services

The Trial Services Department provides case screening services and advice to commands on potential court-martial cases and prosecutes all Navy special and general courts-martial in the State of Hawaii. You can contact the department by phone at (808) 473-4733.

Command Services Provided

The Command Services Department provides advice to naval commands and commanders in the State of Hawaii; their phone number is (808) 473-4660. Command Services provides advice in the following subject areas: Administrative Law, Admiralty, Administrative Separations and Processing, Disciplinary Options, Freedom of Expression and Grievances, Homeland Security, Interactions with Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies, Subpoenas, JAGMAN Investigations, Military Justice, Operational Law, Personnel Matters, Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics.

Legal Assistance Services Provided

The legal assistance department provides legal services to eligible persons, to include educating them regarding their personal legal rights and responsibilities. Legal assistance accomplishes its mission by direct client assistance services and a vigorous preventative law program that educates and informs the military community.

Legal assistance can include advice on topics such as consumer/financial affairs, disaster relief support and advice, family law, foreclosure advice and counseling, immigration, notary services, powers of attorney, landlord/tenant matters, Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, small claims court matters, victim assistance, and wills/estate planning. Pre-deployment services are given priority. Please contact your local office to see how it can best meet your pre-deployment need.

Please fill out the Client Intake, Notary, or Power of Attorney Worksheet for any walk-in service or before your appointment. You may also visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on our services.

Federal Notary and Power of Attorney Services - Walk-in and By Appointment

Please bring two forms of valid ID issued by the State or Federal Government that contain your picture and a signature CAC/Military Dependent ID/Driver's License/State ID/U.S. Passport. Credit cards containing your picture and a signature will not be accepted.

Walk-in Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 0800 - 1500

Appointments:
Real estate notary services are provided by appointment only. Please call (808) 473-4717.
1. Print out our POA or Notary Worksheet and complete. Please bring the completed form in with you.
2. You may call Legal Assistance at (808) 473-4717 to discuss your POA or Notary needs.
3. You may create your power of attorney from our website. In the Search field located in the upper right hand corner of this page, type in “Special Power of Attorney” and click on the power of attorney you need. Once created please print and you may bring in your document to be notarized at our office.

Legal Assistance by Appointment

Please contact 808-473-4717 for an appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the preliminary client intake sheet.

Walk-in Legal Assistance Attorney Consultations

A valid military identification card is required to obtain services. You will be given a client intake sheet to describe the issue and parties involved in the case. Your issue will not be discussed in the waiting room; if you are unable to complete the intake sheet or if you are unsure of the type of consultation that you desire, please inform the receptionist. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your issue with a paralegal, in private, in order to complete the intake sheet.

Hours: First come, first serve basis, subject to availability
Monday - Wednesday: 0830-1030
Thursday: 1330-1500 (last consultation begins at 1500)

Forms

Legal Assistance Intake Questionnaire
Standardized Will Worksheet
Power of Attorney Worksheet
Notary Service Worksheet

Hawaii State Notary Services and Powers of Attorney

For notary services, all customers must present two forms of identification: valid military identification card; and valid state-issued drivers license or state-issued identification card, or valid United States Passport.

Attorney-Client Relationship with Walk-in Clients

After your initial consultation with an attorney, the attorney-client relationship is ongoing while the attorney is assisting or advising you on that issue or case. Follow-up appointments will be assigned to that attorney, unless the attorney has transferred from the command or you request a different attorney and that request is approved. If the responsibility for an on-going case is transferred to another attorney, you will be notified.

Telephone Policy

Initial consultation must be in person, unless the individual is physically incapable of visiting the legal assistance office or the individual is not located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Please call the office for procedural requirements. Pre-existing clients may be eligible for consultation by phone and referred directly to the appropriate attorney.

Estate Planning (creation of a new Last Will and Testament)

Please bring two forms of valid IDs issued by the State or Federal Government that contain your picture and your signature: CAC/Military Dependant ID/Driver's License/State ID/U.S. Passport. Credit cards containing your picture and signature will not be accepted.

Process:

Step 1: Complete a Standardized Will Worksheet (located under “forms” above) and contact our office to schedule an in-person consultation at (808) 473-4717.

Step 2: MANDATORY in-person consultation with an attorney to review your specific requirement.

Step 3: After your documents are prepared and reviewed, there is a MANDATORY formal Will Execution (signing of your Will). By appointment only. Please e-mail prlhlegalassistancewills@navy.mil.

Planning Your Estate

Outreach Requests

Please email your request for Outreach services to prlhlegalassistanceoutreach@navy.mil.

Divorce Planning Informational Seminar: Mondays and Wednesdays at 0930

This seminar will include an informational video and handouts covering various divorce issues including, but not limited to, filing procedures, spousal and child support, early return of dependents, and child custody issues. Attendees should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. NO legal advice will be provided during the seminar.

Divorce Packet-RLSO

Preventative Law Series

RLSO Hawaii HQ

Mailing Address:
850 Willamette St
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5109
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (808) 473-1379
DSN: (312) 473-1379
CDO: (808) 722-7544
Fax: (808) 473-1397
Hours:
Monday – Friday
0800 – 1600