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, 2023, 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) Federal Legislation Privacy and Data Security (including data breaches)
Administrative Hearings Officer Federal-State Regulations Public Benefits Law (including ADA and §504)
Admiralty Law Fiduciary Duties/Relationships Public Financing (including bond counsel, investment banking, lease financing, and P3 financing)
Antitrust Law Financial Institutions/Banking Public Records Law
Appellate Practice Government Ethics Public Meeting Law
Athletics (including NCAA Compliance) Government Contracts & Procurement (including bid protests, State and Federal procurement) Public Utilities Law
Bankruptcy/Receiverships Health Law (including Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and mental health) Real Property Law (including financing, development, P3, subdivisions, transit oriented development, complex real property transactions, eminent domain and quiet title)
Business and Commercial Law (including contract law, contracts negotiation, commercial leasing, corporate law and business transactions) Immigration Law Securities Law
Civil Rights (including discrimination litigation) Information and Computer Technology Law (including computer litigation and cybersecurity) Surety Law
Collections/Foreclosures Insurance Law State Legislation
Constitutional Law Intellectual Property (including patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and licensing) Tax Law
Construction Law (including construction litigation) International Law Tech Transfer Law
Criminal Law Investigations Telecommunications Law
Education Law (including higher education law) Labor Law Title IX
Employment Law (including employee benefits, ERISA, Social Security, and unemployment law) Land Use/Development (including zoning and land use entitlements) Tort Law (including personal injury, products liability and professional malpractice)
Energy Law Litigation (including complex civil litigation and class actions, plaintiffs qui tam) Transportation Law
Environmental Law (including HEPA/NEPA) Landlord Tenant Water Rights
Estates & Trusts (including probate law and guardianships) Medical Malpractice Workers’ Compensation
Family Law Military Law

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 Kurt Minato, telephone (808) 956-7977, email:

David Lassner
President, University of Hawai‘i

Posting Date: June 21, 2023