The Lawyer Referral Service was created to provide consumers with guidance on selecting and hiring a qualified lawyer who is conveniently located and handles the consumer’s particular legal matter. LRS attorneys are all members of the New Hampshire Bar Association, licensed to practice in New Hampshire, and carry malpractice insurance. LRS attorneys agree not to charge more than $25 for a consultation of up to 30 minutes. Note: If you have some ability to pay legal fees but cannot afford an attorney’s regular rate, you may qualify for a referral through the Modest Means Legal Program where the maximum hourly rate is $80. For those with very low incomes, check out the Pro Bono Referral Service.
If you are a victim of abuse, you may want to ask the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service whether or not they screen for lawyers who are experienced in handling domestic violence cases. For a suggested list of questions to ask regarding the lawyer’s fees and experience when interviewing an attorney, go to our Choosing and Working with a Lawyer page.