New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Helping to balance the scales of justice for everyone since 1971.

Contact Us

NHLA serves all of New Hampshire from five offices across the state.
Office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) screens applicants for eligiblity for NHLA.  To contact them, please visit their website below:

or call 1-800-639-5290

Senior Law Project
(603) 624-6000

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Other NHLA contact information

Berlin: 1-800-698-8969, 1131 Main Street, Berlin, NH  03570   -Fax  603-752-2248

Claremont: 1-800-562-3994, 24 Opera House Square, Suite 206, Claremont, NH  03743   -Fax  603-542-3826

Concord: 1-800-921-1115, 117 North State Street, Concord, NH  03301   -Fax  603-223-9794

Manchester: 1-800-562-3174, 1850 Elm Street, Suite 7, Manchester, NH  03104   -Fax  603-935-7109

Portsmouth: 1-800-334-3135, 154 High Street, Portsmouth, NH  03801   -Fax  603-431-8025

Administration: (603) 224-4107,  Fax  603-224-2053

For the media

NHLA’s staff includes some of the most skilled and experienced litigators and policy advocates in the state. Whether you are looking for a background opinion while researching a proposed bill or seeking a sound bite about local welfare programs, domestic violence laws, veterans benefits or any number of other topics, NHLA’s advocates can provide insightful, useful perspectives on poverty law issues in the Granite State. Click here for a list of topics on which they may offer valuable insight.

Members of the media interested in speaking with a New Hampshire Legal Assistance advocate about a case or for a story about issues that affect our clients - poverty, government assistance programs, housing discrimination, foreclosures, elder abuse including financial exploitation, domestic violence and access to education - should contact Communications Manager Sarah Palermo at 369-6650 or

Latest News:

NHLA protects families from the dangers of lead paint

NHLA, Pro Bono expand program for low-income debtors

Clients and supporters tell N.H. House: NHLA is "an important and needed cause in New Hampshire"

April 15 is deadline for property tax help applications

Recent media coverage of NHLA:

Legal aid shines a light on powerless campers' struggle: Concord Monitor, May 1, 2015

Candia debt clinic offers free legal assistance to residents in need: Union Leader, April 23, 2015

In Berlin, victims of domestic violence no longer risk eviction for calling the police for help: NHPR, Feb. 23, 2015