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Disability Rights Center
Insures access to appropriate services for people with disabilities.

NH Bar Association
Lawline telephones are staffed by attorneys who provide free legal advice to any caller. No income guidelines for the Lawline program.
TIMES: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 – 8 pm

Modest Means Legal Program
New Hampshire Bar Association
“Access to Justice Just Got Easier.”  Reduced-fee legal assistance on a sliding scale for individuals/families that qualify.  Handling bankruptcy, DUI, divorce, child support, unemployment compensation, foreclosure, guardianship, veteran benefits and more – – -“Dedicated to the principle of equal justice for all.”  Call to see if you qualify.

Legal Advice and Referral Center
Assists clients primarily in the areas of family law, landlord tenant/housing issues, public benefits, and consumer issues. Must be financially eligible.
TIMES: MTWF 9am-12pm AND 1-4pm

Commission on the Status of Women, NH
Publishes A Legal Handbook for Women in NH. Contact NH Commission on the Status of Women, State House Annex, Room 334, Concord, NH 03301

Division of Child Support Services, NH
1-800-624-9700 Keene district office
Locates non-custodial parent, establishes paternity, child support orders, and custody and visitation orders.

Legal Assistance, NH
1-800-562-3994 Claremont (Monadnock region)
1-800-517-0577 Nashua
1-800-562-3174 Manchester
New Hampshire Legal Assistance provides free legal help to low-income and elderly persons who cannot afford a private attorney. Handles legal matters involving health care, public and private housing issues, food stamps, welfare, unemployment compensation, utility shut-off and nursing home problems.
TIMES: M-F 8:30 am – 5 pm

NH Pro Bono Referral System
Coordinates and leverages the free legal services of volunteer attorneys to help meet the basic needs of low-income families and individuals.

NH Public Defender
603-357-4891 Keene
603-224-1236 Concord
Provides free legal service to defendants charged with felonies or misdemeanors. Staff attorneys represent clients in probable cause hearings, plea negotiations, felony and misdemeanor trials, and juvenile proceedings and appeals. Counsel can be appointed at an initial hearing. Forms are available at Jaffrey District Clerk of Courts in Jaffrey.

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