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New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)

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NHLA, what we do

We offer our clients high quality civil legal services to address the legal problems that affect their daily survival and most basic needs. These services range from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all of New Hampshire's courts and before many of the local, state and federal agencies which play large roles in their lives. In providing legal services to the poor, NHLA helps balance the scales of justice for all citizens.


NHLA was created in 1971 through the merger of two smaller programs, Southern New Hampshire Legal Services and Tri-County Legal Services, which served the North Country. Since our founding NHLA has continuously enjoyed the steadfast support of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire judiciary.


Since 1997, recognizing the importance of coordination with the Pro Bono Program and the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC), the two other major legal services providers in the state, NHLA has been engaged in a joint comprehensive statewide planning process. In 2000, NHLA integrated its Board with LARC's Board. The Boards meet together, share officers and the same committee structure, and function as one policy creating and oversight body to unify the vision and direction of the two agencies.

Type of issues we help people with

Current NHLA program priorities listed in alphabetical order:

NHLA serves all of New Hampshire

Office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Our offices are located in:

  • Berlin
  • Claremont
  • Concord
  • Manchester
  • Portsmouth
  • Administration

How to apply to NHLA for services

Click here to apply online now. Or call LARC at 1-800-639-5290. Ayuda Para Ejecución Hipotecaria: 1 (877) 399-9995

The Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) handles the bulk of intake for NHLA.

LARC is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to eligible, low-income people anywhere in New Hampshire. Their attorneys and paralegals provide legal advice by telephone.  LARC also provides much information about legal rights and resources that people may have for their NH disputes and matters.  Materials are located on the website in English and Spanish.

Other NHLA contact information:

  • Senior Law Project  1-888-353-9944 or (603) 624-6000
    TTY 711 or 1-800-735-2965
  • NHLA website

Our mission

See our mission statement

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