The Attorney Discipline System exists to consider and provide a full and fair evaluation of grievances against attorneys. The purpose of this website is to inform attorneys and the general public about these efforts.
When lawyers enter the practice of law in New Hampshire, they obligate themselves to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. Those who violate the Rules of Professional Conduct are subject to discipline.
The function of the Attorney Discipline Office is to review all grievances filed against attorneys. If General Counsel finds that there is a possibility of a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the case is docketed and investigated and may later be forwarded to Disciplinary Counsel for prosecution.
Click here to view a chart which outlines the processing of a grievance as it moves through the Attorney Discipline System.
The links at the top of this page will take you to the most frequently used portions of this site and to other helpful links. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at:
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Attorney Discipline Office
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-5828
Fax: (603) 228-9511
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Effective July 1, 2020, grievances may be filed online through our website. Grievances can also be mailed to our Office. Any questions, please call the Office at (603)224-5828.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and in an effort to keep Attorney Discipline Office employees and members of the public safe, Attorney Discipline Office employees are increasingly working remotely.
Please click here to see the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order governing Attorney Discipline Office proceedings.
If you need to reach the Attorney Discipline Office, and there is no one present in the Office, please call the Office and leave a message at (603) 224-5828 or email the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond to messages and emails as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
New Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office Client Trust Account Guidelines (PDF format) are available for download. Please click here.
A video entitled "IOLTA/Trust Account Compliance: The Big Picture" is available for viewing. Click here to view the video (at YouTube).