Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii
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.
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
Walk-in Legal Assistance Attorney Consultations*:
Monday - Wednesday 0830 - 1100
Thursday 1330 - 1530 (last consultation begins at 1500)
*First come, first serve basis
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
Federal Notary and Power of Attorney Services - Walk-in and By Appointment
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 0800 - 1500
Thursday: 1300 - 1500
By Appointment (if think that you might require four or more Power of Attorney (POAs) listed on our worksheet):
1. Print out our POA Worksheet.
2. Call Legal Assistance at (808) 473-0437 or (808) 473-1387 to discuss your POA needs.
1. 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.
2. Hawaii-state real estate notary services are provided by appointment only. Please call (808) 473-1411.
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.
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.
Walk-in Legal Assistance Attorney Consultations
Thursdays 1330-1530 (last consultation begins at 1500) *First come, first serve basis
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.
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.
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.
Step 1: MANDATORY in-person consultation with an attorney to review your specific requirement. Please call (808) 473-4717 for an appointment.
Step 2: After your documents are prepared and reviewed, there is a MANDATORY formal Will Execution (signing of your Will). By appointment only. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your request for Outreach services to email@example.com
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.
Preventative Law Series
- Consumer Fraud
- Family Care Plan
- HI Adoption
- HI Divorce
- HI Guardianship
- HI Lemon Law
- HI LLT
- POA Notary
Legal Assistance Topics
Learn more about legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, or powers of attorney. The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the website to make a decision or take any action.