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.

Mission

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.

Frank Rowe Kenison Award Nominations

NH Bar Foundation Fellows are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Frank Rowe Kenison Award.

This award recognizes an individual(s) 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.

Please submit nomination forms no later than June 15, 2018 to NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301 or by email.

Robert E. Kirby Award Nominations

NH Bar Foundation Fellows are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Robert E. Kirby Award.

The Kirby Award recipient is a New Hampshire attorney 35 years old or younger who demonstrates the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy.

Please submit nomination forms  not later than June 15, 2018 to NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301 or by email.

Attorneys: Make Your IOLTA Dollars Count More

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. IOLTA has generated nearly $32 million for civil legal services and public education over its 33-year history. Read about the  NHBF-IOLTA-Grants-Impact have had on the work of grantees to enhance access to justice for NH’s vulnerable citizens.

Bar Foundation 40th Anniversary Celebration
Past recipients of the Kenison award at the Bar Foundation's 40th Anniversary celebration and Annual Dinner on Sept. 12.

Past recipients of the Kenison award at the Bar Foundation’s 40th Anniversary celebration and Annual Dinner on Sept. 12.

A sunny day, a milestone anniversary, and good company gathered for a good cause made the NH Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 12 a resounding success. More than 170 people attended the event at the Manchester Country Club, which marked the foundation’s 40th anniversary.  Read more / see photos from the event.

Centennial Gala Celebrates Women in Law in NH
Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis speaks to attendees at the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in New Hampshire on on June 1, 2017.

Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis speaks to attendees at the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in New Hampshire on on June 1, 2017.

A capacity crowd on June 1, 2017, celebrated the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in New Hampshire. Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis keynoted the event, which featured a video of memories of women pioneers in law as well as their successors in the profession. Read more / see photos from the event.

New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Support New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Your tax deductible contribution will help support non-profit legal service organizations serving NH citizens. Make a secure credit card donation online or send your check to: NH Bar Foundation at 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301. Learn about other ways to give. Please contact us by email or at 603-715-3210 for information on other giving options.

IOLTA Program

The IOLTA Program funds critical services in New Hampshire communities. Interest earned on these accounts supports the Bar Foundation’s statewide IOLTA Grants Program. Through IOLTA grants, tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens receive free or low cost civil legal services. IOLTA grants also fund educational programs that teach our youth and the public about the law and the justice system.