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The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, grant-making charitable foundation dedicated to supporting civil legal aid for the disadvantaged and law-related education in New Hampshire.


The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members.

Read more about the Mission of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

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Bar Foundation News

IOLTA Grants Committee Nominations Sought

Nominations are sought for those interested in serving on the NH Bar Foundation's Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grants Committee. There is one five-year term open on the committee. Interested candidates should complete the nomination form and return it to the Bar Center by July 28.

The IOLTA program has raised more than $30 million since it was implemented in 1982. IOLTA grants support important legal access programs and assist law-related education projects.

For more information, contact Lisha Brosseau at 603-715-3210 or

Save the Date – Annual Dinner

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Richard Cohen Named 2014 Honorary Fellow

Richard A. Cohen
Richard A. Cohen, longtime executive director of the Disabilities Rights Center of NH, was named the 2014 NH Bar Foundation Honorary Fellow at the NH Bar Foundation Fellows Reception on March 7, 2014.

Cohen is a national leader in advocacy and policy work for individuals with disabilities, dating back to the beginning of his career when, as an attorney for NH Legal Assistance, he served as lead counsel in the class-action suit that forced the state to move services for the developmentally disabled from institutions to community-based agencies, and triggered the closing of the Laconia State School. Earlier this year, the DRC, led by Cohen, reached a settlement with the state aimed at improving community-based mental health services.

Recipients of Justice Grants also were recognized at the reception.

Make Your IOLTA Dollars Count More

It really makes a difference where you have your IOLTA account! Your IOLTA deposits earn substantially more if you use one of the Leadership Banks that support the New Hampshire Bar Foundation's mission by paying 2 percent or more on IOLTA deposits.

Now, banks paying at least 1 percent also are being specially recognized as Partner Banks. Find out more about Leadership and Partner Banks.

IOLTA has generated $30 million for civil legal services and public education over its 30-year history. Find out more about IOLTA.


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