Campaign Announces Emily Gray Rice as New Chair
The Campaign for Legal Services announced today that Attorney Emily Gray Rice will become Campaign Chair. Attorney Rice will lead the Campaign’s volunteer fundraising committee, the Campaign Leadership Council.
Attorney Rice is a highly experienced trial lawyer in Bernstein Shur’s Manchester, New Hampshire office. Her practice focuses on the defense of commercial, professional liability, employment and media law matters. Rice is an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Hampshire Law School, where she teaches pretrial advocacy and trial advocacy to students in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honor Program. A resident of Concord, Rice has extensive experience supporting nonprofits in the state including previously serving as Board Chair of Red River Theater and currently serving as a Trustee for the Capital Region Food Program and a member of the Board of Directors of City Year New Hampshire.
“The Campaign for Legal Services raises money to help increase access to justice for all in our state, regardless of their ability to afford a lawyer,” shared Rice. “I am excited to take on this new role supporting programs I am deeply committed to which serve clients who need our help more than ever.”
Rice will be succeeding Attorney Gordon MacDonald of Nixon Peabody in Manchester. MacDonald served as Campaign Chair since April of 2012. During his leadership, MacDonald helped raise more than $600,000 in donations to support New Hampshire’s civil legal services programs as well as directed concerted efforts to engage support beyond the legal community. “As one of the original co-chairs when the Campaign was launched more than a decade ago, we are honored to again have Emily leading fundraising efforts to support civil legal aid in our state,” shared MacDonald. “She is a well-respected leader in New Hampshire and will work hard to increase the Campaign’s statewide presence at a critical time for legal services and their clients.”
James A. Fitts, CFP ®
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!