The New Hampshire Bar Association’s (NHBA) motto proudly proclaims, “Equal Justice Under Law.” This phrase serves as a guiding principle and fundamental tenet of our organization’s commitment to law, equality, and justice. In furtherance of this principle, the NHBA is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive bar association. Diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and disability.

The NHBA recognizes that achieving diversity in the legal profession requires the Association’s continued effort and commitment, and the NHBA is committed to diversity in its membership, Board of Governors, staff, committees, and all leadership positions.

The NHBA is a richer and more effective Association because of diversity, as it increases our perspectives, collective experiences, strengths, capabilities, and adaptability. In addition, a diverse group of talented legal professionals is important to the success of law firms, law departments, public service organizations, and the clients we serve.

Through increased diversity, the NHBA and its members can bring more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. Through this Diversity Statement, the NHBA reaffirms its commitment to keeping the issues of inequality and injustice in our collective consciousness and to take steps toward creating a more equitable and inclusive bar association for all of our members.