The University of Hawai‘i hereby invites licensed attorneys to submit letters of interest and statements of qualifications to provide legal services on a contract basis as the need arises for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2022, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §103D-304.

At minimum, the University anticipates the need to contract for legal services in the following areas:

Administrative Law (including contested cases and declaratory rulings) Energy Law Landlord/Tenant
Administrative Hearings Officer Environmental Law (including HEPA/NEPA) Maritime
Admiralty Estates & Trusts (including probate law and guardianships) Medical Malpractice
Aerospace Family Law Military Law
Antitrust Federal Government Contracting Privacy and Data Security (including data breaches)
Appellate Practice Federal Legislation Public Benefits Law (including ADA and §504)
Athletics (including NCAA Compliance) Federal-State Regulations Public Financing (including bond counsel, investment banking, lease financing, and P3 financing)
Aviation Fiduciary Duties/Relationships Public Records Law
Banking Financial Institutions/Banking Public Meeting Law
Bankruptcy/Receiverships Government Ethics Public Utilities
Business and Commercial Law (including contract law, contracts negotiation, commercial leasing, corporate law and business transactions) Government Contracts & Procurement (including bid protests and State and Federal procurement) Real Property (including financing, development, subdivisions, transit oriented development, complex real property transactions, and quiet title)
Civil Rights Health Law (including hospital management, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and mental health) Securities Law
Collections Immigration Surety Law
Constitutional Law Information and Computer Technology Law (including computer litigation and cybersecurity) State Legislation
Construction Law (including construction litigation) Insurance Law Taxation
Consumer Law Intellectual Property (including patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and licensing) Telecommunications
Criminal Law International Law Tort Law (including personal injury, products liability and professional malpractice)
Defamation Investigations Transportation Law
Education Law (including higher education Law) Labor Law Water Rights
Eminent Domain Land Use/Development (including zoning and land use entitlements) Workers’ Compensation
Employment Law (including employee benefits) Litigation (including civil litigation, complex civil litigation and class actions)

Attorneys interested in being retained to provide legal services in these areas, or any other area of
practice which an attorney wishes to suggest might be needed, should submit a letter of interest
together with a statement of qualifications which includes the following information:

  1. The name, business address, telephone and fax number(s), and e-mail address of the
  2. The name of the law firm with which the attorney is affiliated, if any, the number of years  the attorney has been with the firm, whether the attorney is a partner, shareholder or employee of the firm, and what, if any, special practice units are part of the firm.
  3. A summary of the attorney’s educational and employment background.
  4. The jurisdictions (state and courts) in which the attorney is licensed and authorized to practice.
  5. A brief description of other staff and facilities available to the attorney, including secretarial and paralegal support, and other attorneys.
  6. The range of hourly rates charged by the attorney, and a summary of the types and amounts of costs charged by the firm.
  7. The area(s) of practice in which the attorney is interested in being retained with a brief summary of the attorney’s experience and types of cases/matters the attorney has handled.

Letters of interest and statements of qualifications should be sent to:

Office of Procurement Management
1400 Lower Campus Road, Room 15
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Attorneys from the same firm wishing to be considered must submit separate statements.

There is no deadline for submission. The University conducts a continuous recruitment for the aforementioned legal services.

All questions pertaining to this solicitation may be directed to Ms. Karlee Hisashima, telephone (808) 956-8687, email:

David Lassner
President, University of Hawai‘i

Posting Date: June 1, 2022