COVID-19 increases need for unemployment and welfare legal aid

  When the pandemic hit in March, state and federal moratoria on evictions kept vulnerable tenants in their home. Still, as many in New Hampshire fell into crisis, NH Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice & Referral Center saw a significant increase in calls...

Former UNH Law students honor professor with donation

The Campaign for Legal Services received a generous donation this summer from a group of former students of Mitch Simon, in honor of his retirement from teaching law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. “Professor Simon was a steadfast source of guidance,...

NHLA and LARC expand access to justice with new hires

Funding from a variety of public and private sources has allowed NH Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice & Referral Center to hire an additional lawyer and two paralegals to respond to the surge in need we are already seeing as a result of the pandemic crisis....

Working with clients inspired our summer interns

We were fortunate to have had several students intern with NH Legal Assistance this summer. They all cited their work advocating for clients in need as the best part of their internships. Their reflections are below. Sofia Hyatt, 3L at UNH School of Law I am so...

A check-in protects senior from domestic abuse

Virginia, 77, didn’t want to admit that she needed protection – especially not from her own daughter. She may have suffered in silence had NH Legal Assistance attorney Kay Drought not called her to check in on a prior domestic abuse case. The timing was good. A few...