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What If You Were Poor And...

  • you were wrongfully denied medical care...
  • you were a victim of domestic violence and had no place to go...
  • you were illegally evicted from your apartment and facing homelessness...

Where Could You Get Help?

The Campaign

The Campaign for Legal Services is a joint fundraising effort by two of New Hampshire’s civil legal aid organizations: the Legal Advice and Referral Center, and New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Working together, these organizations provide civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents to help meet their basic daily survival needs. For many people living in poverty, civil legal aid is the only pathway to food, shelter, health care, and freedom from domestic abuse.

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2015 Campaign Kick-off March 2nd to host U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

The Campaign for Legal Services will be holding its fifth annual Campaign Kick-off on Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire.   This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.  Senator Portman has a compelling career in public service including his time in Congress and serving in Cabinet level positions. 

This breakfast event begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program and breakfast running from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Sponsorships are available and all sponsors receive a table for ten guests.  Click here to learn more about the various levels and sponsorship benefit.  Individual registration is $50 and can be completed online by visiting our DONATE NOW page.

This annual fundraising event supports New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center.

Campaign Hires Sarah Palermo as new Communications and Outreach Manager

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) and the Campaign for Legal Services (CLS) are pleased to announce the recent hire of Sarah Palermo of Concord as Communications and Outreach Manager.

Palermo comes to this new position from the Concord Monitor, where she worked as a staff reporter and the social media manager.  She also served on the board of the New Hampshire Press Association, including two terms as President.  Previous work experience includes serving as a staff reporter with the Keene Sentinel.  Palermo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Palermo to our staff,” said NHLA Executive Director Lynne Parker.  “She brings a deep understanding of the issues facing low-income people in New Hampshire, as well as the communication skills and experience to increase awareness and understanding of legal services in our state.” 

CLS Campaign Director Celina Hurley added, “Sarah will be a great addition for the Campaign as we work to increase support for New Hampshire’s critical legal aid programs.”

Donor Spotlight

Jim Fitts

James A. Fitts, CFP ®
Harvest Capital
Campaign Supporter and
LARC Board Vice President

“Everyone believes in equal justice but access to justice is not equal in New Hampshire. Basic human dignity demands that, regardless of income or circumstance, laws be equally applied to all. I support the Campaign for Legal Services so the homeless, the abused, the veterans and the elderly all have the same access to our justice system that I do.”

The Campaign is grateful for the hundreds of individuals like Jim who support civil legal assistance with a charitable contribution every year. Please help us reach our 2014 Campaign goal of $300,000 by making an online tax-deductible contribution today. Thank you for your support!


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