New Managing Attorney for Molokai Office

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii News Release

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is pleased to announce the hiring of K. U’ilani
Goods as the new managing attorney for its Maui County office. This appointment comes at a
crucial time, following the recent Maui fires, where legal assistance is imperative for affected

In this role, Ms. Goods will lead a dedicated team in offices across Maui, Lanai and Molokai to
provide direct legal services, community engagement, outreach and education, and statewide
legal services initiatives. As an attorney, Ms. Goods will be hands-on representing Legal Aid
clients in the areas of family law, public assistance benefits, housing and consumer protection,
and senior legal services.

As a former longtime Maui resident with deep roots off the shores of Hamoa, Ms. Goods is
familiar with Legal Aid’s advocacy and the legal needs of the community, having served 15
years ago as an AmeriCorps Advocate in our Maui Office before leaving the island to attend
William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. She also served as an Intake
Paralegal in Legal Aid’s Honolulu office while attending law school.

“It is my honor to return to Legal Aid Maui to serve,” says Ms. Goods, whose experience as an
AmeriCorps Advocate revealed a strong calling to serve the community. “While the recent
devastation at home has left our hearts with seemingly indelible wounds, it has also ignited deep compassion and a call to aid. I had left Maui to attend law school with every intention to return and continue the work as a licensed attorney.”

Ms. Goods attended Maui High School from 1989-1990 and graduated from Kamehameha
Schools, Kapalama. She earned her B.A. from Idaho State University and her Juris Doctorate
from William S. Richardson School of Law. In addition to her previous work with Legal Aid,
Ms. Goods’ public interest law experience also includes services as a Legal Advocate with the
Richardson School of Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership.

Most recently, Ms. Goods worked with King Nakamura & Chun-Hoon as a Labor Arbitration
Advocate, Staff Attorney, and Managing Attorney. In these various roles, she supervised staff
and office affairs, managed and represented labor and employment cases, drafted arguments and memoranda, and negotiated settlement agreements. Her expertise includes administrative law, grievance arbitration, and project and client management.


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