The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii on Friday announced that it has prepared online resources, legal court forms and “other critical legal information” to help the public understand their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It can be accessed through the group’s website and covers subject areas such as landlord-tenant law, public benefits and family law, according to a press release.

A screen shot from Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s website this month.

“With much of our community going through this challenging time, ensuring that people can access critical legal help is more important now than ever,” said executive director M. Nalani Fujimori Kaina.

She continued: “Many will have questions about how this impacts their families, their housing, and their livelihoods. We may all feel vulnerable right now and Legal Aid will continue to do its best to provide some stability through our legal system.”

All Legal Aid online resources are free to the public and available in Chuukese and Marshallese.

The organization is a non-profit, public interest law firm “dedicated to increasing access to justice for the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.”

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