Hawaii Attorney Professional Hotline

A portal for Hawaii-licensed attorneys to submit online ethics questions to the ODC


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This form is for licensed Hawai`i attorneys only. Attorneys should complete the form below to submit an informal inquiry online regarding their prospective individual conduct.

Do not use this form if (1) you are not a Hawai‘i licensed attorney, (2) your inquiry regards your present or past conduct, or (3) you seek to report the conduct of another attorney.  If the matter is urgent, or to follow up on your previously submitted inquiry, call 808-521-4591 to speak with an ODC lawyer.

Attorneys seeking Legal Opinions should refer to the ODC Procedures for Attorney Opinion Requests.


Please complete the form below

Name *
* - a required field
Does this inquiry relate solely to your personal and proposed conduct (not prior conduct and not another attorney's conduct)? *
Is this ethics matter pending or being contemplated in any current proceeding? *
If "yes" to a pending matter, what is the court and case #?

Please Note: Please review HCRR Rule 9 prior to using this form (see References, at right).

Your inquiry will become a confidential record maintained in the ODC files and stored for at least seven (7) years. 
Should you later disclose your inquiry (or the fact that you inquired with ODC about this) to any third party, or should this inquiry
be raised by you as a defense in a disciplinary proceeding, the contents of this inquiry, and any notes made by ODC staff in connection
with this Hot-Line call/e-form submission, may be disclosed, released or published, as the situation warrants.