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NHLA Executive Director Sarah Mattson Dustin and NH Chief Justice Gordon MacDonald testify in favor of HB 1343

Posted Apr 18, 2022

Sarah Mattson Dustin, Executive Director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, joined the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on April 14 to testify in favor of HB 1343. Accompanying her to voice support for the bill was NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Gordon MacDonald. At the end of the he ...read more

Candace Gebhart retires from NHLA, leaves lasting impact on legal aid community

Posted Mar 25, 2022

Over the last 15 years, few at New Hampshire Legal Assistance have been more instrumental in providing essential services to clients than Candace Gebhart. The range of her advocacy is extraordinary, covering access to shelter for homeless persons and families, preventing evictions, enforcing the rig ...read more

New Hampshire Legal Assistance Receives $195,000 Grant from Point32Health Foundation

Posted Feb 24, 2022

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) was awarded a three-year, $195,000 grant from Point32Health Foundation to support the statewide advocacy movement focused on the health and wellbeing of older Granite Staters. “We are extremely grateful to Point32Health for its generous support," said Cheryl ...read more

Legal Aid Advocates and UNH Law Students Help 100+ Households with Eviction Cases

Posted Jan 06, 2022

Legal aid advocates from NHLA and 603 Legal Aid established eviction clinics to help tenants prepare for their hearings and give them an opportunity to negotiate with their landlords for additional time to apply for rental or utility assistance. Students from the UNH Franklin Pierce School of L ...read more