This website is a cooperative effort of the legal services agencies serving New Hampshire's low income population.
New Hampshire Legal Services is a community of agencies dedicated to the ideal of equal access to justice. Working together, we provide a range of services to low income people across the state. Legal Advice & Referral Center, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, the Pro Bono Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Disability Rights Center - NH, the University of New Hampshire School of Law Legal Clinics, and the New Hampshire Public Defender provide representation, legal advice, information and support to clients with legal problems in New Hampshire.
Working with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the New Hampshire Courts System, and other agencies, we strive to provide complete assistance and information to our client community.
This community of legal service providers has participated in LARC's creation of this website to assist in the delivery of legal services to our clients, and the delivery of accurate information to our community as a whole. We hope you find this website useful.
Here is a complete downloadable list of civil legal help and legal services, for low income people in New Hampshire. Find out if you qualify by applying online.
"The New York Times" recently chronicled the growing need for civil legal aid and legal aid organizations' innovative responses to meet that demand.
Top American business leaders discuss the value of legal services to their employees and ultimately their bottom lines! Below.
ATTORNEY wanted to provide case analysis and legal advice to NH low income residents through the Foreclosure Relief Project of Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC), a statewide nonprofit low income legal services clearinghouse located in Concord. Must have expertise in both foreclosure/bankruptcy law, including current experience. NH Bar membership required. 5 years’ experience required. Commitment to low income clients and 2 full days per week at LARC’s offices in Concord providing legal advice by telephone. Salary: DOE plus benefits. For more detailed information, send email with resume and references to email@example.com. Openings immediately. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
INTAKE WORKER wanted to screen for foreclosure/bankruptcy case analysis, advice, and referral services to NH low income residents through the Foreclosure Relief Project at Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC), a statewide nonprofit low income legal services clearinghouse located in Concord. 1 FTE Paralegal or JD. Will train although experience preferred. Salary: DOE plus benefits. For more detailed information send email with resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Openings immediately. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
INTERNS assist attorneys and paralegals with providing legal advice, case preparation, working with clients to do intakes, and write legal information for the public and for volunteer lawyers. Interns are encouraged to listen in on calls and attend staff meetings. Interns have access to clients very early on during the internship and learn much needed client communication skills while learning housing and family law.
NHLA accepts applications from first, second and third year law students. Internships are unpaid. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply for internships during the academic year as well.
Please Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to: Intern Coordinator Legal Advice and Referral Center, 15 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Why we do what we do: The spirit of the legal services community
Watch Jeffery Robinson's inspirational keynote address at the 2014 Equal Justice Conference.
Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster visits with Legal Advice & Referral Center
Congresswoman Kuster meets with LARC's Executive Director, Connie Rakowsky and President of the Board of Directors, Samantha Elliot.
Read the full story of the Congresswoman's visit.
2013 Legal Needs Study and Economic Impact Report Released
Feb. 21, 2013. Richard Uchida, co-chair of the NH Access to Justice Commission, talks about a new study that shows New Hampshire is far behind the national average in terms of meeting the civil legal needs of its poor and vulnerable citizens.
Download a summary of the study, The Justice Gap, Feb 2013
Download the report, The Economic Impact of Civil Legal Services in New Hampshire: Achieving Justice and Boosting the Economy, Feb 2013
Download the fact sheet, The Economic Impact of Civil Legal Services – Achieving Justice and Boosting New Hampshire’s Economy, Feb 2013