Deborah Kane Rein, Co-Chair of the Overlapping Boards of Directors of NHLA and LARC, announced on Saturday that Ovide Lamontagne of Manchester will step into the Chairmanship of the Campaign Leadership Council in 2020. 

The Campaign Leadership Council advises Campaign staff, solicits sponsorships for Campaign events and speaks on behalf of legal aid programs in many forums around the state.

Rein said,

“The Campaign does so much for our legal aid programs, guided by the Leadership Council. And I’m so proud to announce today that Ovide Lamontagne will step into the role of Campaign Chair in 2020. Ovide has been on the Campaign Leadership Council since 2016, for his second “tour of duty,” so to speak, having served once before in the Campaign’s earliest days.


His law firm, Bernstein Shur, has met the 100% attorney participation mark for three years in a row – just one way Bernstein Shur is a community leader in support for legal services. Thank you for your leadership so far, and for all you will bring to the Campaign in the coming year.”

Lamontagne said,

“I’m honored that the boards of NHLA and LARC have entrusted me with the leadership of the Campaign’s Council. The members of the Council come from the Bar, from banks, and from the broader business community, because we believe access to justice can lift up people in our state who need that helping hand. The Campaign has grown by leaps and bounds in the past two years, thanks to the work of current chair, Erica Bodwell, and I look forward to working with this dynamic group to make a difference where I can.”