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Lawyers Assistance Program - The New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program (NHLAP) provides confidential, meaningful assistance to lawyers, judges, law students and their families in coping with alcoholism and other addictions, depression, and other personal or professional crises.

NH Bar Admissions - New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42 governs admission to the New Hampshire bar.

Certificate of Good Standing - Any New Hampshire attorney may obtain a certificate of good standing by mailing the request to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301. The request must contain the following information: the attorney's name, date of birth, N.H. Bar Association number, and the address where the certificate should be mailed. The fee for each certificate is $10.00. The check should be made payable to the State of New Hampshire and should accompany the request.

Foreign Legal Consultant - New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42D allows an attorney from a foreign country to apply to be licensed to practice as a foreign legal consultant in New Hampshire. Although a person licensed to practice as a foreign legal consultant under this Rule may render legal services in New Hampshire, he or she will not be considered admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction, may not hold himself or herself out as a member of the bar of this jurisdiction, and is subject to those restrictions set forth in Rule 42D(3) ("Scope of Practice").

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List Service

The New Hampshire Supreme Court's electronic mail service (List Service). Sign up to receive newly released supreme court opinions, notification of a press release posted to the judicial branch website & more. For a detailed description of the list service go here.

Law Library

The New Hampshire Law Library is the only public Law Library in the State of New Hampshire. Its mission is to advance the administration of justice by providing legal information and related services to the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government, the legal communities of New Hampshire, and the people of the State.

Report on Status of Legal Profession

The Supreme Court Commission on the Status of the Legal Professions February 2007 Report and Recommendations to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and Minority Report.

Attorney Discipline System

On January 1, 2004, a new Supreme Court Attorney Discipline System went into effect in New Hampshire. It has been designed to improve the effort to protect client rights and guarantee lawyers a full and fair evaluation of complaints against them. The system is composed of the Attorney Discipline Office, a Complaint Screening Committee, Hearings Committee and Professional Conduct Committee. More...

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