Your tax deductible contribution will help support non-profit legal service organizations serving NH citizens.
You can use this simple form to make a secure credit card donation online or send your check to: NH Bar Foundation at 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301. If your donation is for a specific program (ie., Suffolk Alumni LRAP, Fellows or an endowment fund), please indicate such in the notes or memo section.
Nominations are sought for those interested in serving on the NH Bar Foundation's Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grants Committee. There is one five-year term open on the committee.
The Grants Committee is responsible for reviewing IOLTA Grant applications, meeting with the applicants and making recommendations to the NH Bar Foundation Board of Directors for distribution of the IOLTA funds. Interested candidates should complete the Nomination Form and return it to the Bar Center no later than December 29, 2017.
Qualified candidates must be a New Hampshire licensed attorney who participates in the IOLTA program either individually or through their firm/organization.
Since 1984, the IOLTA program has provided more than $33 million in support of important legal access programs and to assist law-related education projects.
A Bar Foundation grant that helped launch a long-running statewide conference on domestic violence was one example of the Bar Foundation's good works during its 40 years in existence cited by Judge Susan Carbon (above), keynote speaker at the Sept. 12 Annual Dinner.
A capacity crowd on June 1, 2017, celebrated the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in New Hampshire. Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis keynoted the event, which featured a video of memories of women pioneers in law as well as their successors in the profession.
The event was coordinated by the NH Bar Foundation in collaboration with:
NH Women's Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association and its Gender Equality Committee; the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, the NH Association for Justice, and the NH Supreme Court Society.
A commemorative booklet celebrating the history of pioneering women in the bench and bar also was published.
Where IOLTA Money Goes
Read reports from last year's IOLTA grantees about what impact these grants had on their work to enhance access to justice for NH's vulnerable citizens.
It really makes a difference where you have your IOLTA account! Your IOLTA deposits earn substantially more if you use one of the Leadership Level financial institutions that support the New Hampshire Bar Foundation's mission by paying 2 percent or more on IOLTA deposits.