New Hampshire Legal Assistance

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is LARC?LARC stands for Legal Advice and Referral Center. LARC handles the bulk of intake and referrals for NHLA. Here is a link to their website.

Who does NHLA represent?

Our program was created to provide civil legal services to those who could not afford to hire a lawyer. We serve all New Hampshire residents - citizens and non-citizens alike. See Legal Services for the areas of law we cover.

Eligibility Guidelines

Eligibility for services is based on the federal poverty standard. To find out if you are eligible, we encourage you to call LARC, the Legal Advice and Referral Center at 1-800-639-5290 or visit Any information you provide will be kept confidential. Individuals and households with income within an established percentage of the federal poverty standard, and with assets up to certain limits based on household size may be eligible for legal services at no cost.

Seniors 60 years of age and over, regardless of income and assets, are eligible for legal services at no cost.NHLA may not be able to take every client who applies, even if they are eligible, however, due to budget constraints.

There are no additional fees for using our mobile SDKs or to accept payments using consumer wallets like Apple Pay or Google Pay.