Your NH Bar Resource for Volunteer Legal Opportunities
Looking for ways to use your legal training to make a difference for those in need and meet the proud pro bono aspirations of the legal profession? With close to four decades of experience in devising, implementing and coordinating volunteer legal solutions, the NH Pro Bono Referral Program offers a variety of programs and supports to assist private attorneys in delivering legal services to disadvantaged families, individuals and seniors. Please join us.
Other Pro Bono Opportunities
- Referral Marathons
Referral marathons are one of the most effective ways to match low-income clients with volunteer attorneys. Lawyers are needed to call on their colleagues to place cases. Attorneys are also needed to host local county referral marathons. This involves the use of your office space and telephone lines. For more information or to volunteer, call Carolann Wooding, 603-224-6942.
- Mentor newer attorneys
- Large firm involvement
- Limited Active Status
For retired or temporarily inactive attorneys who wish to help those in need, while keeping their legal skills sharp. A low-cost way to stay involved.
Direct line for attorneys: 603-715-3203
- Carolann Wooding: Pro Bono and Database Coordinator.
- Barbara G. Heggie, Esq.: Statewide Coordinator for Low-Income Taxpayer Project.
- Pamela Dodge: Domestic Violence Projects Coordinator. DOVE Project Statewide, North Country DOVE Outreach Project, Domestic Violence Issues in Parenting and Divorce Statewide and Statewide Unbundled Legal Services Project.
- Janice Rabchenuk: Special Projects Coordinator. Foreclosure Project Statewide.
- Virginia Martin: Director. Policies and Procedures, Attorney Supports, Funding and Grants Management, Liasion to Legal Services Network, Unbundled Opportunities, Recruitment, and General Oversight Statewide.
- Margaret Gilsenberg: Administrative Assistant and Criminal Annulments Statewide.
Limited Active Status
Members who are otherwise not engaged in the practice of law in any jurisdiction, or who occupy a position the duties of which do not require the giving of legal advice or services in New Hampshire or any other jurisdiction, are eligible to request Limited Active Membership Status for NHBA PBRS Pro Bono Service for the sole purpose of providing civil pro bono legal services to the indigent. Learn more.
- Domestic Violence Emergency Project (DOVE)
- Low-Income Taxpayer Project
- Volunteer Application: Low-Income Taxpayer Project
- North Country DOVE Outreach Project
- Statewide Unbundled Legal Services Project
- Justice for Families – Safe Visitation Project
- Criminal Record Annulment Project
Why do Pro Bono work?
Newer attorney Rory Parnell, of Parnell, Michels & McKay in Londonderry, sees Pro Bono work as integral to his calling as a lawyer.
For seasoned family law attorney Marilyn Mahoney, of Harvey & Mahoney in Manchester, doing Pro Bono work has always been a “no-brainer.”
Primary Types of Cases We Handle
• Basic Estate Planning
• Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
• Child Support
• Criminal Annulments
• Debt Collection
• Domestic Violence
• Eviction Defense
• Federal Income Tax Controversies
• Parenting Rights
• Tort Defense
• Unbundled Family Law