Bar News - March 19, 2014
Take the NH Challenge
You know you do it. We know you do it. Help spread the word about it.
Contributing 30 hours of pro bono legal services each year equates to about 35 minutes per week. Most attorneys in New Hampshire donate at least that much time, but because they do it in a variety of ways, the total amount isnít recorded.
NH Bar Association President Jaye Rancourt announces the 2014 NH Justice for All Challenge at the bar associationís Midyear Meeting in Manchester on March 7.
A new initiative unveiled by NHBA President Jaye Rancourt at the Midyear Meeting on March 7 encourages Bar members to sign up and be counted. The Justice for All Challenge is a voluntary reporting and recognition program designed to capture the broad array of legal services donated by New Hampshire attorneys, including cases accepted through the Bar Associationís Pro Bono Referral Program, legal services offered independently to individual clients, and time spent advising nonprofits that assist low-income residents of New Hampshire.
View the Justice for All Challenge webpages. Attorneys can sign up individually or as a firm to commit to providing 30 hours per attorney, per year, in pro bono service. The effort will culminate with a recognition event next spring.
For more information about the challenge, please read Rancourtís column.