You can’t build a case without legal research. How do you conduct legal research when you are working remotely? Your budget is shrinking for fancy tools. Maybe you never had a but for such tools. And your clients are demanding an affordable solution to their problems.

For years the NHBA has been proud to bring to its members free access to Casemaker. Below you will also find continually updated information to ease your legal research pain.

NHBA Member Benefits

Casemaker: Your NHBA membership includes a subscription is to Casemaker which contains the NH court opinions, and more.

Hein Online: The complete archive of NH Bar News and Bar Journal are available with your NHBA membership through Hein Online (instructions for accessing this trove of articles).

John W. King NH Law Library

Open By Appointment

The Law Library is reopening to the public by appointment on Monday, October 26, 2020. We will continue to offer curbside service to accommodate borrowers who would prefer not to come in to the Law Library. Visitors will be asked a series of screening questions by security and will be required to wear masks unless the wearing of masks would be contrary to their health or safety, and to comply with social distancing guidelines. Since the Law Library is located in the supreme court building, visitors should review the information at What to Know Before Coming to a New Hampshire Courthouse.

Appointments will be in 3-hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and, for the present, only one visitor at a time will be allowed in the law library.

Researchers wishing to make an appointment should call 603-271-3777 or email lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us. You must give your name, phone number, and/or email so that we can contact you if needed.

From the NH Judicial Branch:

How to obtain copies of non-confidential electronic documents:

  • Supreme Court: Call or email the New Hampshire Law Library at 603-271-3777 or lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us to request copies of specific Supreme Court opinions and court documents, or for assistance with case research. Note: Registered e-filers may access their case documents through the Supreme Court e-filing system here: https://ctefile.nhecourt.us/login
  • Superior and Circuit Courts: Call the Information Center at 1-855-212-1234. Note: Case parties may access their case documents for selected e-filed case types here: https://odypa.nhecourt.us/portal

Additional Legal Research Resources

Law Practice Today: How to Perform Online Legal Research Without Paying a Dime

Thomson Reuters: COVID-19 Resource Center: Free Resources for Legal Toolkit

Law 360 from LexisNexis:  Paywall removed from legal news and analysis on COVID-19 on litigation, policy, and deals.

LexBlog: compilation of blog posts covering legal issues regarding the coronavirus.

Skopos Labs: Maintaining a Policy Analytics site that tracks federal legislation and regulatory changes, with links to bills and the status of forthcoming legislation.