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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.


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.

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You can use this simple form to donate online to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. Or contact us at or 603-715-3210 for information on other giving options.

Bar Foundation News

IOLTA Grants Committee Online Election

The IOLTA Grants Committee election opens at midnight on July 20. Two candidates, Mark Rouvalis and Karen McGinley, are vying for one five-year term on the committee.

IOLTA participants will receive an election notice via email. Participants without an e-mail address on file will receive a letter with alternative voting instructions. If you have received those instructions, you may vote online. If you have received neither form, contact Lisha Brosseau, (603) 715-3210.

Save the Date – September 17 – Annual Dinner

The Robert E. Kirby Award and Frank Rowe Kenison Award winners will be recognized at the 2015 NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on September 17.

  • Frank Rowe Kenison Award
    The Kenison Award recognizes an individual (or individuals) who makes substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought.
  • Robert E. Kirby Award
    The Kirby Award recognizes an attorney 35 years old or younger who demonstrates the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy.

Judge MacCafferty named 2015 Honorary Fellow

Bar Foundation Chair Jack Middleton stands with US District Court Judge Landya MacCafferty, the 2015 NH Bar Foundation Honorary Fellow, and Judge Norman Stahl, at the NH Bar Foundation donors and friends reception following the NH Bar Association Midyear Meeting on Feb. 27 in Manchester.

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.

In the current year, more than $960,000 was granted for civil legal services programs. 2015 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 $30 million for civil legal services and public education over its 30-year history. Find out more about IOLTA.


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