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Published opinions and orders
Circuit Court District Division Administrative Orders
View Circuit Court District Division administrative orders by order number and description.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View New Hampshire Attorney General legal opinions from 1997 to 2011.
Circuit Court Administrative Orders
View Circuit Court Administrative Orders by order number and description. These orders cover all divisions of Circuit Court.
Self help, legal research, general information
Drug and Mental Health Courts
View information about Drug and Mental Health Courts, specialty programs in some Superior Courts and Circuit Court District Divisions that can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders. Locations and links to brochures, manuals, handbooks, and forms are provided.
Cheshire County Alternative Sentencing and Mental Health Court
View information about the Cheshire County Alternative Sentencing Program and Mental Health Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health disorders.
Circuit Court District Division Small Claims Information
View Circuit Court District Division small claims information, including how to file a claim and a sample complaint form.
Legal Information by Topic
View answers to frequently asked questions about the New Hampshire court system and procedures, arranged alphabetically by topic.
New Hampshire Court Rules
View New Hampshire court rules including rules for Superior Court and Circuit Court, Rules of Evidence, and Rules Professional Conduct.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
New Hampshire Legal Aid offers legal information and related resources, including an online library with links to information about domestic violence, bankruptcy, civil procedure, civil rights, consumer issues, criminal law, education, employment, family law, housing, juveniles, taxation, veterans, and disability rights. A link to the Legal Advice and Referral Center is included.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
View domestic violence legal information and links for assistance, including organizations offering advice and other forms of support.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The New Hampshire Department of Public Safety offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses, hearings and answers to frequently asked questions.
Self Help Center
View the New Hampshire Judicial Branch's Self Help Center, which provides self-help videos and links to a wide variety of resources including starting a case, preparing for court, types and locations of courts, legal topics, forms, legal services, alternatives to court, laws, court rules, and a glossary of legal terms.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about mediation and arbitration, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to individual courts' mediation programs include civil writs and small claims in Circuit Court District Division; divorce, parenting, and adoption in Circuit Court Family Division; descriptions of the programs in Superior Court and Circuit Court Probate Division; Business Court mediation; foreclosure mediation; and rosters of mediators and arbitrators. Links to forms and answers to frequently asked questions are also included.
Foreclosure Mediation Program
View information about the voluntary Foreclosure Mediation Program, which provides an opportunity for homeowners and lenders to meet with a neutral third party to come up with a mutually agreeable resolution to a foreclosure case. This program was discontinued as of October 26, 2011. No new cases will be accepted.
View information about the HomeHelpNH program, which helps people who are having difficulty paying their mortgates. Links to information, mediation, counseling, legal assistance, tenant rights, and other state and federal resources are included.
Circuit Court District Division Information
View information about Circuit Court District Division, including types of cases handled, court programs, orders, locations, rules, service centers, and other resources.
Circuit Court District Division Landlord and Tenant Information
View information about landlord-tenant case procedures in Circuit Court District Division, including eviction notice, demand for rent, and fees.
Circuit Court District Division Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal cases in Circuit Court District Division, including definitions, procedures, conduct, and payment of fines.
Circuit Court District Division Domestic Violence Information
View and download information about domestic violence protocols and procedure in Circuit Court District Division.
New Hampshire Law Library
View information about the New Hampshire Law Library, including an online catalog, a description of available services and materials, and links to online legal research resources.
Find Your New Hampshire Court
Locate New Hampshire courts by court type, county, division, or alphabetically by town name.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Search New Hampshire Revised Statutes by keyword or phrase, or browse the index of titles online.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Links to organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to eligible clients, legal information and other self-help resources.
Lawyer Referral Service
The New Hampshire Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service and some fee-based consultation referrals. Referrals and consultations for certain types of cases are free, such as personal injury, workers' compensation and social security.
Low-Cost Legal Assistance
The New Hampshire Bar Association offers referrals to lawyers with reduced fees and information about the application process.
Free Legal Assistance
The New Hampshire Bar Association lists links to free legal services for eligible clients, including LawLine and the Pro Bono Program.
The New Hampshire Bar Association offers information related to making a complaint against an attorney or judge, including contact information for disciplinary authorities.
Low-Cost Legal Services
Community Legal Services offers low-cost "unbundled" legal services in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, document preparation, coaching, court appearances for difficult parts of the case, and other tasks as agreed.
Free Legal Advice and Referrals
The Legal Advice and Referral Center provides free legal services to low-income residents in the areas of family law, benefits and welfare, and housing. Services include legal advice by phone, referrals to other free legal assistance programs, and self-help resources.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline System offers information on how to file a grievance against an attorney. Links to an explanation of the system, rules, answers to frequently asked questions, and prior disciplinary decisions are included.
Attorney Discipline Decisions
Search public attorney discipline decisions by attorney name, year, complaining party, docket number and type of sanction. A link to search non-disciplinary warnings to attorneys is also available.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Aid
The New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission provides links to organizations that provide civil legal advice and representation to low-income residents. Descriptions of the available services are included.
The New Hampshire Department of Justice provides information about consumer protection, identity theft, mortgage foreclosure, and various types of fraud. Instructions for filing a consumer complaint, a downloadable complaint form, online complaint filing, and business complaint lookup are included.
Indigent Defense Information
The Office of Cost Containment offers information about defendants' eligibility for court-appointed counsel, and responsibility for repayment to the state.
View information about the New Hampshire Public Defender Program, which provides legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, including delinquency cases.
Forms and related information
Circuit Court District Division Forms
View and download Circuit Court District Division forms including criminal, civil, juvenile, landlord-tenant, small claims, and other forms.
Online fine payments
Pay New Hampshire Traffic Fines
Pay New Hampshire traffic fines online by name, date of birth, driver's license number, citation number, date of offense, and type of offense.