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.
Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking
Family law, including divorce and parenting
Federal tax controversies
Wills/Power of Attorney
Issues impacting older adults and youth
Apply by phone through 603 Legal Aid Call Center at 800-639-5290 or 603-224-3333. You can also apply online 24/7 at www.603legalaid.org.
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 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 Do you need legal advice or assistance with a disability-related problem? DRC provides information, referrals, legal advice and legal representation in the area of civil and other legal rights of people with disabilities. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 -12 and 1:00-4:30. Information in alternate formats provided upon request. You can find their flyer here.
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.
To learn more about New Hampshire laws pertaining to domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and human trafficking click here.
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) allows victims of crime, their families, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders in U.S. jails and prisons. It is a free, secure, and confidential way to access custody status and criminal case information. The highest number of notifications through VINE in NH are for releases of offenders, and more victims of domestic violence than any other crime register for VINE notifications.
Register to receive automated notifications via email, text, or phone call, or check custody status information online at any time.
There are a couple of options that victims and survivors have in order to try and keep themselves and their information safe when considering whether to vote. To learn more about the voting rights in the Granite State, please download the brochure below or click on the link for more detailed information about how to safely exercise your right to vote!
In New Hampshire if you are going through a divorce or custody dispute there is a strong chance that rather than going before a judge in family court you may first be referred to something called mediation.
Mediation is a way of working out differences in a divorce or a custody case (*see parental rights and responsibilities below) outside of a courtroom. In mediation the two parties involved meet with someone known as a mediator. The point of mediation is to try and reach an agreement on the issues without having to go back into a courtroom.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and you are referred to mediation there are many things to consider. An advocate with your local domestic violence provider can talk about your options and why you may not have to participate in mediation. For more information call NH's 24/7 Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline at 1-866-644-3574.
The 12 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.
Funding for this website was provided by The Corporate Fund. New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence PO Box 353, Concord, NH 03302-0353 (603) 224-8893