New Hampshire Courts Click here for information on court hours of operation, or where to file a domestic violence or stalking restraining order This page contains information about different legal services available across the state. You can also contact your local Coalition member program for help finding information in your community.
Lawyer Referral Service (603) 229-0002 – email: LRSreferral@nhbar.org LRS provides attorney referrals to members of the public who have legal problems/issues (from personal injury and consumer matters to family law) and can afford to pay for legal services. Referrals may be requested on-line at www.nhbar.org, under the Lawyer Referral Service menu option.
Modest Means Legal Program (603) 715-3290 – email: SVermacy@nhbar.org This Program connects lower-income individuals – able to pay something for an attorney's services – with lawyers providing legal services at reduced rates. Applicants may apply on-line at www.nhbar.org under the Lawyer Referral Service menu option.
The Pro Bono Referral Program Pro Bono links low-income people with volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer, housing and senior citizen matters. Most individuals must apply through the Legal Advice and Referral Center at 1 (800) 639-5290 or (603) 224-3333. If seeking help with bankruptcy and/or debt collection, callers should contact the Pro Bono Program directly at 224-5387 for an application.
The Low-Income Taxpayer Project (603) 228-6028 The Taxpayer Project assists qualified individuals with federal income tax disputes through referrals to volunteer attorneys for free advice and/or representation.
The DOVE Project Call your local crisis center or: 1 (866) 644-3574 – Domestic Violence Hotline 1 (800) 277-5570 – Sexual Assault Hotline The Domestic Violence Emergency or DOVE Project provides free legal representation for qualifying survivors of domestic violence at final restraining order hearings.
Lawline 1 (800) 868–1212 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Volunteer lawyers provide free legal information over the phone on the second Wednesday of each month only. Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) www.larcnh.org - 1 (800) 639-5290 or (603) 224-3333 LARC provides free legal information, advice and referrals to low-income people with family law, local welfare and housing issues, including Pro Se assistance. LARC refers cases to Pro Bono, NHLA and other legal service agencies.
New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) NHLA provides free legal advice and representation to low–income people in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, income and medical care. Online at www.nhla.org. Claremont - 1 (800) 562-3994 or (603) 542-8795 Manchester -1 (800) 562-3174 or (603) 668-2900 Portsmouth - 1 (800) 334-3135 or (603) 431-7411 Berlin - 1 (800) 698-8969 or (603) 752-1102 Concord - 1 (800) 921-1115 or (603) 223-9750
Legal Advice Line A service of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, provides free legal advice in civil matters for senior citizens 60 and older. (603) 624-6000 (Manchester area) 1 (888) 353-9944
Disabilities Rights Center www.drcnh.org - 1 (800) 834-1721 or (603) 228-0432 Voice and TDD DRC provides information, referrals, legal advice and legal representation in the area of civil and other legal rights of people with disabilities.
UNH School of Law, Civil Practice Clinic (603) 225-3350 The Civil Practice Clinic assists low-income clients with a variety of issues from consumer protection, collection and foreclosure defense, (including Chapter 13 bankruptcy), predatory lending, auto fraud, unemployment, worker's compensation and landlord/tenant matters (for tenants in eviction process only). The clinic will take cases from Merrimack, Belknap, Sullivan and Hillsborough counties.
Women's Law - New Hampshire Resources Despite its name, WomensLaw.org provides information that is relevant to people of all genders, not just women. Their Email Hotline will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org. Find New Hampshire specific resources, including information about advocate/shelter info, finding a lawyer, courthouse locations and sheriff departments visit: womenslaw.org/find-help/nh. For more legal resources, including information about restraining orders, custody and visitation visit WomensLaw.org's legal information page.
The 13 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.