The importance of civil legal aid

We’d like to draw some attention to an item that has a crucial, often hidden impact on businesses: civil legal aid.

Op-Ed (New Hampshire)

Erica Bodwell, Teresa Rosenberger
Concord Monitor (NH)
June 11, 2017

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)


Private legal counsel is expensive. Legal advice is most important in times of crisis when livelihoods, homes, health and safety are in jeopardy. If you are an employer, can you confidently say all of your employees could afford an attorney if needed?

Civil legal aid is how our country upholds the American ideal that the quality of justice you receive should not depend on how much money you have. We hope you will join us in thanking Gov. Sununu for seeing the need to increase access to justice for all our citizens and in asking your state representatives and senators to support the proposed increase in state funding for New Hampshire Legal Assistance.