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.

Lawline Dates for 2019-2020

May 8, 2019 November 13, 2019
June 12, 2019 December 11, 2019
July 10, 2019 January 8, 2020
August 14, 2019 February 12, 2020
September 11, 2019 March 11, 2020
October 9, 2019 April 8, 2020

Lawline Coordinator

If you are interested in volunteering for this limited public service opportunity (two hours), please contact

Lawline Coordinator