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Work at NHLA! We're hiring an office assistant and referral specialist

Posted Feb 22, 2018

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA), a statewide civil legal aid organization that serves low-income New Hampshire residents, seeks a dynamic individual to serve as an Office Assistant and Referral Specialist. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder la more

NHLA advocates for low-income energy efficiency programs

Posted Feb 13, 2018

On January 2, 2018, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a new 2018-2020 Statewide Energy Efficiency Plan for the New Hampshire gas and electric utilities. The three-year plan will provide comprehensive energy efficiency services for commercial, industrial, and residential cu more

Meet the Staff: Kerstin Cornell, fighting against childhood lead poisoning

Posted Feb 09, 2018

Meet Kerstin Cornell, one of NHLA’s newer staff attorneys working on our lead poisoning prevention project. The lead project is financed by a grant from the NH Bar Foundation wit h money from the Bank of America Foreclosure Settlement.   Kerstin says she went to law school in order to p more

Gov. Sununu signs new law improving childhood lead poisoning prevention

Posted Feb 09, 2018

After months of advocacy by NHLA and partners including the Conservation Law Fund and New Futures, New Hampshire has a new law protecting children from toxic lead poisoning.  Click here to read all about the bill signing, and why it was in Claremont.  Click here to hear remarks from more