Pro Bono Referral Program Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Manchester, NH, September 13, 2018– Last night at the Manchester Country Club, the Pro Bono Referral program held a reception to celebrate and honor those who have played a key role in its success over the past forty years. The Pro Bono Referral Program helps unite low-income people with volunteer attorneys for free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer law, criminal record annulment, housing, and income tax disputes, as well as veteran and senior citizen matters.
Associate Executive Director of Legal Services, Virginia Martin, stated, “For four decades, the Pro Bono Program has served to make New Hampshire a better place by giving access to those who feel helpless and hopeless. With a dedicated staff, steadfast attorney volunteers, and funders like the NH Bar Foundation, we are able to assure fairness and simple justice.”
The reception was well attended by seasoned and new attorneys from all over NH. The Pro Bono Referral Service, has helped many people and hopes to continue its success for many more years to come.
“The Pro Bono representation that provides access to justice for so many deserving people promotes and perpetuates the rule of law,” said Supreme Court Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks, who took his first Pro Bono case nearly forty years ago and continues to be an exemplary advocate today.
About the NH Bar Association: The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) is a non-profit 501(c)(6), focused on connecting its members and the public to services and opportunities regarding the law.
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September 13, 2018