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New Hampshire Civil Legal Services Programs

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
(603) 229-0002 •
Collect calls for NH Inmates Only:
(603) 715-3281

Provides attorney referrals to members of the public who have legal issues (from personal injury and consumer matters to family law) and can afford to pay standard legal fees. Referrals may be requested online at

Modest Means Legal Program
(603) 715-3290 •

This Program connects lower/middle income individuals – who are over-income to qualify for free services – with lawyers providing legal services at reduced rates. Applicants may pre-qualify online at

The Pro Bono Referral Program

Pro Bono links low-income people with volunteer attorneys for free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer, criminal record annulment, housing, and income tax disputes, as well as veteran and senior citizen matters. Most individuals must apply through the Legal Advice and Referral Center at (800) 639-5290 or (603) 224-3333. For bankruptcy and/or debt collection, applicants can find general information online at, by clicking on "For the Public" and following the link to "Low-Income Bankruptcy."

The Low-Income Taxpayer Project
(603) 228-6028

Qualified individuals facing federal income tax controversies may receive free advice and representation from the Low-Income Taxpayer Project's staff attorney or from one of the project's volunteer tax professionals. Learn more.

The DOVE Project
Call your local crisis center or:
Domestic Violence Hotline: (866) 644-3574
Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 277-5570

The Domestic Violence Emergency or DOVE Project provides free legal representation for qualifying survivors of domestic violence at final restraining order hearings. Learn more.

Foreclosure Relief Project (FRP)
Hotline: (877) 399-9995
Clinic Registration: (603) 715-3255

FRP helps homeowners of all income levels who are struggling with foreclosure and other mortgage-related problems. Learn more.

(800) 868-1212

Volunteer lawyers provide free legal information to the public over the phone the *second Wednesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. only. Learn more.

Legal Advice & Referral Center (LARC)
(800) 639-5290 • (603) 224-3333
Online applications

LARC provides free legal information and advice to low-income people with civil legal needs. LARC refers clients and the public to all other providers of legal services. On LARC's website listed above, the public can access the legal information library and apply for legal services online.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance
(800) 639-5290 • (603) 224-3333
Online applications

NHLA provides free legal advice and representation to low-income people in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, income and medical care.

Senior Law Project
(888) 353-9944

A service of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, this special project provides free legal assistance in civil matters for senior citizens 60 and older.

Disabilities Rights Center
(800) 834-1721 • Voice/TDD: (603) 228-0432

The 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, predatory lending, and auto fraud. Will take cases from Merrimack, Belknap, Sullivan and Hillsborough counties.

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