The Office of the Public Defender maintains branch offices in each of the four judicial circuits including two offices on the Big Island. Each office is responsible for providing legal services to all qualified persons in all courts of the respective circuit or geographic area and before the Hawai`i Paroling Authority. The Appellate branch of the Honolulu office handles appellate cases generated by all of the office branches and cases where the office has been appointed as substitute counsel for appeal. The main office, in Honolulu, handles all administrative and fiscal matters for all branches statewide.
Hours of Operation
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Closed on State Holidays.