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Address:

603 Legal Aid (formerly Legal Advice & Referral Center)

15 Green Street

Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number: 800-639-5290 or 603-224-3333 (9 AM - 1 PM, M-F)

Fax Number: 603-224-6067

Citizenship Attestation: If you have been asked to submit a Citizenship Attestation, as a current client, please print this form, sign it, and mail it to the above address.

Si recibes servicios del Servicios Legales 603 o del Programa de Pro Bono y se ha pedido a enviar una Certificado de Ciudadanía, por favor imprime este documento, fírmelo, y mándelo a la dirección arriba.

If you need legal advice - click Apply for Legal Services or call us. 800-639-5290

For Foreclosure issues, the number is:  877-399-9995.

Who we are

603 Legal Aid is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to eligible, low-income people in New Hampshire. Our attorneys and paralegals provide legal advice by telephone in the areas of civil law listed below. Our clients' information is kept confidential.

Who we help

New Hampshire residents whose incomes qualify them as eligible for 603 Legal Aid services. We receive support from the federal government and provide services to clients with incomes and assets below levels which are set by Congress and tied to federal poverty guidelines. We cannot provide services to people who are incarcerated.

We provide help to clients with issues in the following areas of civil law:

  • Family
    Domestic violence, divorce, separation, annulment, adoption, guardianship, child support, parental rights and responsibilities - parenting time, primary residential responsibility (used to be called child custody, interstate custody);
  • Housing
    Landlord/tenant disputes, eviction, foreclosure, housing discrimination, housing preservation, rental deposits, public housing, Section 8, and housing conditions;
  • Benefits and welfare
    Town and city welfare, unemployment compensation, public housing, Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, disability benefits, SSI and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF);
  • Other:  If you have a problem in another area of law, we will refer you to someone who can assist you.

What we do

Legal Advice

After we interview you to find out about your legal problem, we give you legal advice over the telephone, and provide you with ongoing support to represent yourself. In some cases we advocate on behalf of clients with the adverse party (for example, with the landlord or the local welfare officer). We refer many clients to other programs, as described below.

Referrals

We refer many cases to the Pro Bono Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, the Law Clinics at University of New Hampshire School of Law, Disabilities Rights Center, State agencies and independent organizations. If you are not financially eligible for these services, we will refer you to the Lawyer Referral Service of the New Hamphsire Bar Association at 603-229-0002.

Legal Information and Self-Help Materials

We provide self-help guides and materials in many areas of the law, including areas in which we do not provide legal advice. Call 800-639-5290 for more information.

Busy phones

We receive hundreds of calls each day. If lines are busy, please keep trying. Your call is important to us. Because we spend as much time with each caller as is necessary, we cannot be available for every caller each day. You may be placed on hold for lengthy periods. We encourage you to use our online application as an alternative to calling in.

Our commitment

At 603 Legal Aid we work to ensure that low income people in New Hampshire have access to, and are provided with, quality legal services.

Our mission

See  our mission statement.

Non-discrimination statement

603 Legal Aid does not discriminate.  Services are provided without regard to age, sex, gender, gender identification or expression, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation or belief. 603 Legal Aid’s non-discrimination policy applies to screening applicants, accepting clients, providing services, and employment/hiring at 603 Legal Aid.

If you feel 603 Legal Aid has discriminated against you in the delivery of legal services, or in the hiring or employment process, you may file a grievance by writing to:

603 Legal Aid, Executive Director, 15 Green St., Concord, NH  03301

For more information about the grievance process, please call 603-224-3333.

Please help us improve civil legal aid in New Hampshire!

Are you a person in New Hampshire with low income? We want to hear from you. Our online survey is anonymous and takes about 20 minutes. It asks about common legal problems and ways to improve civil legal aid in our state. Thank you for helping us learn from our community.

¡Por favor ayúdenos a mejor la asistencia legal civil en New Hampshire! ¿Es usted una persona en New Hampshire de bajos ingresos? Nos interesa su opinión. Las preguntas de nuestra encuesta son acerca de problemas legales comunes y las maneras para mejorar la asistencia legal civil en nuestro estado. Si desea participar en la encuesta en español, por favor llame al 1-800-639-5920 (antes de 31 de agosto) y sigue las indicaciones para español y le ofreceremos la encuesta por teléfono en su idioma, de manera anónima. La encuesta tomará 30 minutos aproximadamente, posiblemente más tiempo en otros idiomas diferentes al español. Gracias por ayudarnos a conocer a nuestra comunidad.

If you would like to take the survey in a language other than Spanish or English, please call 603 Legal Aid at 1-800-639-5920.

 

603 Legal Aid is pleased to acknowledge the financial support provided by:

Legal Services Corporation  Campaign for Legal Services IOLTA

*(LSC’s support is limited to those activities that are consistent with LSC restrictions.)

 

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