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 5 agencies work together to provide representation, legal advice, information, and support to clients with legal problems in New Hampshire.
- 603 Legal Aid (formerly Legal Advice & Referral Center or LARC and the Pro Bono Program of the NH Bar Association),
- New Hampshire Legal Assistance,
- 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 dated February 2013
See a summary of the study dated February 2013
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
Report dated February 2013
Fact Sheet dated February 2013
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)
Full Report dated June 2017
Executive Summary dated June 2017
The NH Access to Justice Commission sponsored a study. The following report resulted from the collaborative efforts of DRC-NH, LARC, NHLA, Pro Bono, and numerous volunteers.
See Equal Access to Justice: An Assessment of Civil Legal Needs in NH dated January 2021.