Alternatives to Filing Pro Se

In most civil cases, a pro se party does not have a right to court appointed counsel. Thus, most people who file and pursue litigation in this court hire an attorney to represent them. Some attorneys may be willing to accept a reduced fee or lenient fee payment schedule. Other attorneys may be willing to accept your case on a contingent fee basis, which means the attorney would receive a fee based upon the percentage of your recovery if you win your case and would receive nothing if you do not prevail. Finally, in some limited circumstances, the opposing side may be required to pay your attorney’s fees if you win your case.

If you would prefer to have an attorney represent you but you are unable to hire one, you may want to consider contacting the following services that, in some cases, may provide free or low cost legal assistance:

New Hampshire Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(603) 229-0002
www.newhampshirelawyerreferral.com

Legal Advice and Referral Center
(800) 639-5290 or (603) 224-3333
www.nhlegalaid.org/about/legal-advice-and-referral-center

New Hampshire Legal Assistance
(603) 224-4107
www.nhla.org

Disabilities Rights Center Inc. (for disability-related cases)
(603) 228-0432 or (800) 834-1721
www.drcnh.org