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Welcome

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, grant-making charitable foundation dedicated to supporting civil legal aid for the disadvantaged and law-related education in New Hampshire.

Mission

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members.

Read more about the Mission of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Support New Hampshire Bar Foundation

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.

Please contact us at info@nhbarfoundation.org or 603-715-3210 for information on other giving options.

Seeking Award Nominations - 6/30

The Robert E. Kirby Award is given annually to a practitioner age 35 or younger who demonstrates excellent advocacy and civility.

The Frank Rowe Kenison Award is presented annually to a person or group making a substantial contribution to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession or the advancement of legal thought.

Both awards will be presented at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Event on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Manchester Country Club.

Send nominations to Lisha Brosseau by June 30. For background on these awards, please visit the Kenison award page or Kirby award page.

Centennial Gala Celebrates
Women in Law in NH

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.

Save the Date • September 12, 2017

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner

Join us Tuesday, September 12 at the NH Bar Foundation's Annual Dinner, hosted at the Manchester Country Club. We will be marking the 40 year anniversary of the Bar Foundation, as well as presenting the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award and 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award.

Please check back for more information.

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.

2015 IOLTA Grant Final Report

In the current year, $700,000 was granted for civil legal services programs. 2016-2017 IOLTA grant awards.


Make Your IOLTA Dollars Count More

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.

Now, financial institutions paying at least 1 percent also are being specially recognized as Partner Level financial institutions. Find out more about Leadership and Partner Level financial institutions.

IOLTA has generated nearly $32 million for civil legal services and public education over its 33-year history. Find out more about IOLTA.

 

New Hampshire Bar Foundation
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3502
V. (603)224-6942 - F. (603)224-2910
info@nhbarfoundation.org

 
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