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Bar News - June 18, 2010


2011 IOLTA Grant Awards

Total awarded: $900,000

Disabilities Rights Center
Richard A. Cohen, Executive Director
2011 IOLTA Grant Award: $25,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Funding to avoid cutbacks in the legal staff over the next 12 months.

International Institute of New Hampshire
Carolyn Benedict-Drew, Executive Director; Maryann R. Young, Directing Attorney
2011 IOLTA Award: $5,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Funding to support an attorney to provide low-cost legal services to the underserved immigrant community.

Legal Advice and Referral Center
Connie Rakowsky, Executive Director
2011 IOLTA Award: $25,000
Use of IOLTA Funds: Funding to support the direct legal advice hotline program, as well as to match a grant from the Internal Revenue Service.

NHBA Reduced-Fee Referral Program
Ginny Martin, Associate Executive Director for Legal Services
2011 IOLTA Award: $10,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Operating funds to support a program that helps low-income residents connect with attorneys working at a reduced fee.

NH Bar Foundation Law School Loan Assistance Program
2011 IOLTA Grant Award: $85,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Loan forgiveness program for staff attorneys at four NH nonprofit agencies.
  New Hampshire Legal Assistance
John E. Tobin, Jr., Executive Director
2011 IOLTA Grant Award: $591,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Operating funds for organization providing a wide range of direct legal services to vulnerable low-income and elderly clients, ranging from simple counsel and advice to complex litigation in state and federal courts and legislative and regulatory advocacy on important issues that affect low-income people.

NH Pro Bono Referral Program
Ginny Martin, Associate Executive Director for Legal Services
2011 IOLTA Grant Award: $ 147,000
Use of IOLTA funds: To provide support for operational and administrative costs that is then leveraged into donated attorney services for low-income people.

NH Pro Bono Referral Program Domestic Violence Emergency Project (DOVE)
Ginny Martin, Associate Executive Director for Legal Services
2011 IOLTA Grant Award: $12,000
Use of IOLTA funds: Basic operational and administrative costs for program providing legal services to victims of domestic violence.

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