Lawline is a free public service of the NHBA. It is held on the second Wednesday of each month between 6 to 8 p.m.

The goal is to educate the public about the law and the legal system of New Hampshire. The majority of calls deal with general questions such as:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal
  • Debt Collection
  • Family Law
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Consumer
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Issues

Attorneys and callers are anonymous. The atmosphere is casual and a light supper is provided. Attorneys who have participated in the past consistently report that the time goes by quickly and they feel their time was well spent.

Law firms or local bar associations seeking a simple way to participate in public outreach events are invited to host an evening of Lawline during the coming year. Through the use of call-forwarding, the Bar is able to move Lawline to remote sites and expand the pool of volunteers able to staff the monthly free legal information service. As few as four volunteers are needed to operate Lawline– one person to initially answer and direct calls, and three attorneys representing a variety of practice areas to answer callers’ questions.

Attorneys unable to host but wishing to participate are also needed to answer callers’ questions. Please consider giving two hours of your time to a worthwhile and popular program.