Bar News - May 4, 2007
Foundation Unveils New Logo, Web Site for 30th Anniversary
In celebration of its 30th anniversary year, the New Hampshire Bar Foundation unveiled a new logo and redesigned and expanded its Web site (http://www.nhbarfoundation.org/) during the past year to provide more information for the legal community and the public.
The 30th Anniversary Dinner on May 10, 2007, will include a 30-year commemorative program and Legal History Project DVD for guests. Former US Senator Warren B. Rudman will be the keynote speaker at C.R. Sparks and Attorneys Frederic K. Upton and Joceline D. Champagne will receive the Kenison and Kirby Awards, respectively. Call David Snyder at 603-715-3255 for more information or reservations.
For the past three decades, the Bar Foundation has made meaningful investments in the improvement of New Hampshire’s justice system by distributing more than $20 million in grants to community organizations, legal aid agencies, the courts, the Bar Association, law school graduates, and law-related educational programs.
“Despite the significant support the Bar Foundation has given over the years to legal aid agencies, educational programs, and others committed to improving the justice system, we have maintained a relatively low profile within the legal community and in the state,” said David G. Snyder, executive director of the Bar Foundation. “Our financial support of legal service programs run by attorneys, and the publicity we generate for their efforts, create immeasurable goodwill for the state’s entire legal community.”
The Bar Foundation relies on voluntary donations from lawyers and law firms, corporate sponsors, and IOLTA revenue to support the network of legal services and educational programs serving New Hampshire residents. “We will continue to work diligently to promote philanthropy dedicated to improving access to the justice system and look forward to raising awareness and bringing more lawyers on board in this endeavor,” said Snyder.
Founded in 1977, the New Hampshire Bar Foundation is the single largest financial supporter of civil legal assistance for the elderly and our most disadvantaged residents, as well as being the largest investor in law-related educational programs for the public.