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Bar News - September 16, 2011


Bar’s Pro Bono Bankruptcy Program in ‘Triage’ Mode

The NH Bar Association’s Pro Bono Bankruptcy program is relatively small – with only about 70 attorneys routinely handling cases – and it has been struggling mightily to assist an overwhelming wave of demand.

While the recession may be officially over, persisting unemployment and depressed real estate values mean many NH households remain on the economic edge.

The Pro Bono Referral Program welcomes more volunteers, says Ginny Martin, associate executive director for legal services, but she appreciates that bankruptcy is not a practice area for the uninitiated. But she does point out that the Pro Bono makes volunteering as easy as possible. Pro Bono screens the clients and makes sure they have rounded up the necessary paperwork. “We get clients ready for the process,” Martin says.

The Pro Bono Bankruptcy program has helped more than 272 clients this year.

Contact Ginny Martin or Carolann Wooding, Pro Bono coordinator if you can help.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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