This website's purpose is to assist in the delivery of legal services to low-income clients and to provide accurate information to the community. It is a joint effort of the Legal Services Agencies serving New Hampshire's low-income population. We are a community of agencies dedicated to the ideal of equal access to justice.
The following six agencies work together to provide representation, legal advice, information, and support to clients with legal problems in New Hampshire.
- Legal Advice & Referral Center,
- New Hampshire Legal Assistance,
- Pro Bono Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association,
- The Disability Rights Center,
- Civil Practice Clinic at University of New Hampshire School of Law,
- New Hampshire Public Defender.
Working with the following two agencies and others, we strive to provide complete assistance and information to our client community.
The New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission and LARC commissioned a study to determine the level of legal needs among low-income people in New Hampshire and to assess the capacity of existing legal services to meet those needs.
See The Justice Gap
See a summary of the study
The New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission asked a policy research firm to conduct an independent analysis of the economic benefits of New Hampshire’s legal services programs. See The Economic Impact of Civil Legal Services - Achieving Justice and Boosting New Hampshire’s Economy
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to help measure the justice gap among low-income Americans in 2017. See The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans (June 2017)