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Bar News - April 16, 2014

The Truth About Lawyers

Join Your Colleagues
Some of the firms and lawyers that have already joined the challenge...
Brennan, Caron, Lenehan & Iacopino
Cooper Cargill Chant
Law Office of Katherine J. Morneau
Nixon Peabody
Nixon Vogelman Barry Slawsky and Simoneau
Parnell & McKay
Wellman-Ally Law
Individual attorneys...
Ann K. Barber
Marcia A. Brown
Jack Crisp
Craig Donais
Adam Hamel
Jack B. Middleton
Lawrence M. Edelman
Jonathan Eck
Judith N. Reardon
Deborah K. Rein
... and several dozen more have already signed up.

Lawyers, unfortunately, arenít always held in high regard by the public.

What many people do not realize is how much legal help lawyers in New Hampshire provide without charge to low-income residents, nonprofits and public interest groups.

We know the spirit of volunteerism is strong among lawyers in New Hampshire. But we need your help to tell that story.

Each year, members of the New Hampshire Bar Association volunteer thousands of hours of their time in their communities, particularly in service to poor and vulnerable individuals and families.
• Lawyers take pro bono cases, either through the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program or on their own.
• Lawyers volunteer on boards, including those that govern NH Legal Assistance, the Legal Advice and Referral Center, and the NH Public Defender.
• Some assist legal aid organizations with complex litigation.
• Lawyers volunteer their legal services to nonprofit organizations as board members or providing other expertise.
The NH Bar Association is asking attorneys to voluntarily document their pro bono work through the Justice for All Challenge. It is more persuasive to be able to identify and thank these lawyers and law firms. We do offer the option of signing up for the Justice Challenge anonymously. In any case, we need you to sign up so that we can document the hours of legal help donated in our state this year.

The NH Bar Association Justice for All Challenge is seeking individual or law firm commitments to complete 30 hours of pro bono service, per attorney, between March 2014 and March 2015. Next year, the bar association will hold a recognition event to celebrate and publicize these contributions.

Visit the Justice for All Challenge page. Fill out a simple form and youíve joined the challenge.

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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