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Loan Forgiveness Program

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The burden of law school loans often deter promising law school graduates from accepting staff attorney positions at legal services agencies that assist the poor and elderly in New Hampshire. These debt burdens have also caused the departure of experienced and talented staff attorneys from these agencies. In response to this situation, the Bar Foundation created the Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program. The purpose of the Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program is to provide law school loan assistance, in the form of forgivable loans, to help legal service providers recruit and maintain a diverse body of highly qualified staff attorneys.

Loan Forgiveness Program Description

This program is currently open to all attorneys employed by:

For more information about the Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program, please contact the New Hampshire Bar Foundation at 603-715-3210 or email

  Loan Forgiveness Program

"The forgivable loan provided by the NH Bar Foundation's Loan Repayment Assistance Program eases the financial burden of my student loans and allows me to use my law degree and legal training to help low-income individuals who face unlawful evictions or are trying to free themselves from the burden of federal tax debt. I am very appreciative of the Foundation's assistance and the ability it gives me to help those who cannot afford representation but seek justice in our legal system." - Joceline D. Champagne, Esq. NH Pro Bono Referral Program, Low-Income Taxpayer Project

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