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Join us for the Winni Wine Fest!

Thursday, June 27, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sample fine wines, liquors and delicious food in the gorgeous setting of Mill Falls by Church Landing! All proceeds to benefit civil legal aid for survivors of domestic violence.   Click the Adirondack chairs for more...

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Thank you for your 2019 Pledge!

Thanks to the support of nearly 40 sponsors and 350 attendees from across the state, the 2019 Campaign Kick-off Breakfast was our most successful Kick-off yet. YOU – our sponsors and attendees – gave more than $118,000 to support civil legal aid in New...

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2019 Campaign Kickoff

Thanks to the support of nearly 40 sponsors and 350 attendees from across the state, the 2019 Campaign Kick-off Breakfast was our most successful Kick-off yet. YOU – our sponsors and attendees – gave more than $118,000 to support civil legal aid in New...

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Celebrating legal aid on the Seacoast

Thanks to an amazing team of sponsors, the Campaign welcomed nearly 100 people to a reception at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton on Tuesday, March 19, to learn about how civil legal aid benefits the region. As US Senator Maggie Hassan told us in her...

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Join us to launch the 2019 Campaign!

We're welcoming nationally-recognized scholar Rebecca Sandefur, a 2018 MacArthur Genius Fellow, and we'll be recognizing 40 years of great work by the Disability Rights Center - NH. Get your tickets today!   

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Giving Tuesday 2018: Life Changing Legal Aid

Whose life will YOU change in a day? On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, YOU have the power to change a life. We're calling on our amazing community to recognize the power of legal aid to save a home, protect a senior, help a domestic violence survivor begin to...

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Domestic Violence Advocacy Project boosts impact

In the last three years, NHLA has been able to dramatically increase staffing for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP), thanks in large part to federal grant funding. What does that mean on the ground for domestic violence survivors? It means...

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Be a superhero this Halloween and support access to justice!

It's an alarming, sad statistic: Each year Americans spent more on Halloween costumes — for their pets — than the federal government spends on civil legal aid. The programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation - including NH's own Legal Advice and...

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First Ever NH CLS Softball Classic: Fairness Wins!

Congratulations to Team Fairness, who eked out a victory over Team Justice in the first ever NH Campaign for Legal Services Softball Classic. More than 100 people came to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester for the game on Saturday, September 22....

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Celebrating Legal Aid 2018

Thanks to the support of nearly 40 sponsors and 350 attendees from across the state, the 2018 Campaign Kick-off Breakfast was our most successful Kick-off yet. YOU – our sponsors and attendees – gave more than $111,000 to support civil legal aid in New Hampshire! That...

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Darlene Schmidt-Brandt: Champion of Legal Aid

New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center mourn the loss of a champion of justice in our state. Darlene Schmidt-Brandt, a former member of the Boards of Directors of NHLA and the NH Bar Foundation, passed away recently after a two-year...

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Five children in New Hampshire, in a van, in November

As we head into winter here in New Hampshire, the impact of your gift comes into stark relief. The week before Thanksgiving, New Hampshire Legal Assistance received a call from Stacey, the homeless mom of five very young children. Stacey, her husband, and the children...

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Justice Matters, Fall 2017

Future of federal funding for legal aid still unclear A message from Legal Advice and Referral Center Executive Director Breckie Hayes-Snow -- Posted October 16, 2017 The federal budget situation for 2018 - including any potential changes to the Legal Services...

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Future of federal funding for legal aid still unclear

A message from Legal Advice and Referral Center Executive Director Breckie Hayes-Snow -- Posted October 16, 2017 The federal budget situation for 2018 - including any potential changes to the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest source of public funding for...

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Legal aid in the community

Meeting survivors of domestic violence - and our allies - where they are -- Posted October 16, 2017 Three new members of the NHLA team, Kaitlin Gauthier, Jillian Reihl and Poppi Ritacco, spend more time outside of their legal offices than in them. That's because...

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A Legal Aid Intern’s Perspective

A single mom, living in a small town miles away from her family. She supports her young daughter by working overnights at an entry-level job. She met a charming man who appeared supportive, loving, and kind. When he drank, though, he was violent and cruel. She pleaded...

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Access to Justice in the News, fall 2017

“Support legal assistance funding in the state budget,” By Ovide Lamontagne and Jack Sanders, Union Leader, May 29, 2017 Because our state leaders recognize the common-sense investment in civil legal aid, New Hampshire has long had strong bipartisan support for New...

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