New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)


Provides civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.
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Primary geographic focus: New Hampshire
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: NHLA


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Federal Funding Helps Revive N.H.’s Medical-Legal Partnership

Rick Ganley, Michael Brindley
NHPR (local NPR, NH)
April 13, 2016
A medical-legal partnership here in New Hampshire ended in 2011 in part due to state budget cuts, but is now up and running again.

News Story

$1M grant to increase legal aid for abuse victims

Kathleen Ronayne
Associated Press (AP)
July 7, 2016
The Executive Council approved $1 million in new funding last week for New Hampshire Legal Assistance and two other organizations to expand legal aid services to more victims of stalking and domestic violence.

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Children’s disability assistance isn’t income, state Supreme Court says

Allie Morris
Concord Monitor (NH)
August 2, 2016
Hundreds of low-income families could receive new or additional state financial aid following a state Supreme Court decision Tuesday.

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N.H. study shows certain groups of students more likely to be kicked out of school

Lola Duffort
Concord Monitor (NH)
October 8, 2016
A recent University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy studyfound that male students, students of color, students with disabilities, and homeless students were much more likely than their peers to experience exclusionary discipline.

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New Grant to Help New Hampshire Legal Assistance Fight Lead Poisoning

Casey McDermott
NHPR (local NPR, NH)
November 18, 2016
Now, New Hampshire Legal Assistance is hoping to use a newly announced $450,000 grant to step up efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning in the state.

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Nonprofit law firm tackles lead paint poisoning in children

Associated Press (AP)
November 25, 2016
A nonprofit law firm serving low-income New Hampshire families and seniors has been awarded a $450,000 grant to tackle the problem of childhood lead poisoning.

News Story

Trump budget puts legal assistance on the chopping block for low-income Granite Staters

Elodie Reed
Concord Monitor (NH)
April 2, 2017
This help, which LARC provided to roughly 5,200 low-income Granite Staters in 2016 alone, is now under threat.

Op-Ed

Support legal assistance funding in NH budget

Ovide Lamontagne, Jack Sanders
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 29, 2017
What most citizens may not know is, that Miranda’s right to legal counsel disclosure enshrined in the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, is only guaranteed in criminal prosecutions and it does not extend to civil cases.

Op-Ed

In support of legal services

Brad Cook
New Hampshire Business Review
June 9, 2017
Fund-raising campaign deserves help to meet a staggering need.

Op-Ed

The importance of civil legal aid

Erica Bodwell, Teresa Rosenberger
Concord Monitor (NH)
June 11, 2017
We’d like to draw some attention to an item that has a crucial, often hidden impact on businesses: civil legal aid.

Audio , Interview

Attorney Warns Of Legal Action After Opening Of New N.H. Women’s Prison Delayed Again

Rick Ganley, Michael Brindley
NHPR (local NPR, NH)
July 31, 2017
Department of Corrections officials say they're having trouble finding people to work at the new $48 million prison. The facility will be complete by this fall, but officials say it won't open until sometime next year due to staffing issues.

Op-Ed

Martha Fuller Clark: Legal aid puts justice within reach for low-income women

Martha Fuller Clark
Concord Monitor (NH)
August 12, 2017
Our court system is complicated, which means justice is often out of reach for people who do not have the means to pay for legal help.

News Story

Reverse mortgages lead to sharp uptick in seniors seeking help from foreclosure

Gretchen Grosky
New Hampshire Union Leader
September 17, 2017
Stephanie Bray, director of legal assistance’s Foreclosure Relief Project, said the percentage of people 60 and over needing legal help with foreclosures has more than doubled, to 78 percent of their relief clients in the last year.

Op-Ed

Vets deserve our gratitude, and access to justice

Renee Plummer
New Hampshire Business Review
July 6, 2018
Why it’s important to support the Campaign for Legal Services.

Feature

Fighting Back: ‘I had to get out or I wasn’t going to be alive for my kids’

Alyssa M. Dandrea
Concord Monitor (NH)
February 4, 2019
While the criminal justice system aims to provide safeguards and accountability, the majority of domestic violence incidents are never reported to police. Of the cases that do result in an arrest, more than half are dismissed in the courts.

Op-Ed

We must give domestic violence survivors the legal aid they need

Erin Jasina
Concord Monitor (NH)
February 10, 2019
The root causes of domestic violence are complex, and there is no single policy or program that can prevent it. But there is one critical step our state can take to improve the lives of survivors: We can ensure they have access to legal help, regardless of their ability to pay.

Editorial

Editorial: Voters, you have a say on spending

Concord Monitor (NH)
February 24, 2019
[Governor Sununu's] budget increases funding to aid victims of domestic violence by 50 percent but mysteriously halves funding for New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

Letter to Editor

Letter: Survivors need all the resources they can get

Paula Lesmerises
Concord Monitor (NH)
February 26, 2019
"I hope the Legislature will see fit to increase funding for both of these agencies because domestic violence victims need the both the vital, comprehensive services provided by crisis centers and the legal expertise offered by NHLA."

Letter to Editor

Letter: Urge lawmakers to fully fund N.H. Legal Assistance

Jenn Alford-Teaster
Concord Monitor (NH)
March 6, 2019
"When I read of Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget recommendation cutting $850,000 from NHLA’s requested state funding, I was completely shocked."

News Story

Constituents advocate for programs they want in state budget

Holly Ramer
Associated Press (AP)
March 18, 2019
Parents and people with disabilities joined students and survivors of domestic violence Monday in urging New Hampshire House budget writers to support programs that have helped them.

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Constituents advocate for programs they want in state budget

Holly Ramer
Associated Press (AP)
March 18, 2019
Parents and people with disabilities joined students and survivors of domestic violence Monday in urging New Hampshire House budget writers to support programs that have helped them.

News Story

Is There Such a Thing as an Affordable Lawyer?

Michael Zuckerman
Atlantic, The
May 30, 2014
For many Americans, legal services are out of reach. This long and thoughtful magazine article examines innovative ways to think about and meet legal needs for the poor and middle class.



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