If you are an existing Pro Bono client and have been asked to submit a Citizenship Attestation, please print this form, sign it, and mail it to the above address.
Si recibes servicios 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.
The NH Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program
Who We Are
The NH Pro Bono Referral Program coordinates private attorneys who volunteer (are unpaid) to help low-income people with non-criminal legal problems and needs. Pro Bono is a private (non-government), non-profit operated through, and supported by, the New Hampshire Bar Association. We partner with NHLA and LARC to serve low-income families and individuals with basic legal issues. A small staff runs Pro Bono, which includes recruiting and training attorneys, reviewing applications for assistance, referring and overseeing cases and providing volunteer attorneys with supportive services.
Who Pro Bono Helps
Applicants must be low-income and meet certain income and asset guidelines in order to be considered for Pro Bono services. Pro Bono can help only with non-criminal legal matters. Please see the types of legal issues listed below for which Pro Bono may be able to make an attorney referral.
Types of Legal Problems/Issues
The program may provide attorney referrals in the following legal areas depending on staff and volunteer resources:
Evictions from Private Housing
Mortgage Foreclosures (Limited Services)
Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcies
Wills and Probate
Assistance to Non-profits
Income Tax Disputes
Where to Apply for Assistance
If you need help with one of these legal issues, please read below to learn where to call and how to apply for services. Pro Bono does not take applications directly EXCEPT as noted below.
If your issue is:
Housing (private or public evictions, landlord/tenant disputes) including mobile home disputes call Legal Advice and Referral Center (“LARC”): 1-800-639-5290 (LARC will take information about your case, provide advice, and refer to Pro Bono for possible attorney representation if appropriate.)
Family Law (parenting plans, guardianships, divorce, support) call LARC 1-800-639-5290
Public Benefits call LARC 1-800-639-5290 or NHLA: 1-888-353-9944
All of the above if you are a senior, 60 years or older, call NHLA: 1-888-353-9944.
Domestic Violence. If your safety is at risk and you are in imminent danger, call 911 immediately. If you need representation for a domestic violence restraining order call the domestic violence hotline 1-866-644-3574 to complete an application with your local domestic violence crisis center.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy go to www.nhbar.org and click on “For the Public” tab for Pro Bono application.
Mortgage Foreclosure Limited assistance is available. For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, call NHLA at 1-888-353-9944. For loan modification assistance, go to www.nhbar.org. Click on “For the Public” tab for foreclosure information page and application. If no computer access, contact the Legal Advice and Referral Center at 800-639-5290 on Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to speak with an advocate.
Income Tax Disputes (603) 228-6028
The Pro Bono Program reviews all applications it receives to see if requests fit the Program’s mission and capacity to help. If the Program accepts a case, there is no guarantee of an attorney referral as the Program relies on the donated services of unpaid volunteers. Accepted cases may be referred for advice only or other limited legal services. Clients must stay financially eligible and cooperate with the Program and its volunteers to qualify for continued services.
The Pro Bono Program’s attorney services are provided to qualified clients at no charge. However, basic operating costs, including office staffing, space, computers and phones, are underwritten by the NH Bar Association, NH Bar Foundation, the Campaign for Legal Services, Legal Services Corporation, United Ways and a variety of special grants.