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Welcome to the New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission's homepage. Our initiatives seek to support programs that provide free and reduced legal services in NH. We invite you to click on the accompanying links to learn more about the Commission.

The Commission cannot provide legal advice and is unable to accept or respond to inquiries or requests involving specific cases, disputes or matters, whether or not they are pending in any court, regulatory agency or other dispute resolution body. The Commission is not a legal services provider, and does not provide advice or services directly to any litigant, prospective litigant, or anyone having legal questions or involved in a legal dispute. If you submit, or have submitted such a request, question, or inquiry, you should not expect a response.
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Our mission is to help New Hampshire citizens get the legal assistance they need to resolve disputes involving issues such as housing, health care and social security benefits, and domestic violence.

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08/25/17 Mark C. Rouvalis, Esq. of McLane Middleton has been appointed the new co-chair of the Access to Justice Commission
08/17/16 The Executive Committee of the Access to Justice Commission will meet on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the United States District Court in Concord, N.H. The Committee will work on organizing the 24 initiatives approved by the Commission.
08/17/16 Commission Working on Projects to Increase Access to Justice

A meeting of the full Access to Justice Commission will take place at 4 pm, Thursday, June 30, at the United States District Court in Concord (55 Pleasant Street) in the Jury Assembly Room.

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08/10/12 ATJSupport.org Updates
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06/25/10 From mainjustice.com:
Tribe: ‘Endless Opportunities’ for Access to Justice Initiative
05/10/10 ATJSupport.org Updates
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01/01/10 From The New York Times:
A Nation of Do-It-Yourself Lawyers
By Chief Justice John Broderick of New Hampshire
and Chief Justice Ronald George of California
11/20/09 ATJSupport.org Updates
11/16/09 Equal Justice: An informational video on legal assistance in New Hampshire.
09/29/09 ATJSupport.org Updates
07/31/09 ATJSupport.org Updates
06/10/09 ATJSupport.org Updates
03/11/09 Address by Chief Justice Broderick to the National Association of Court Management on "The Changing Face of Justice in a New Century: The Challenges It Poses to State Courts and Court Management"
01/08/09 ATJSupport.org Updates
11/20/08 From the New York Times: Public defenders' offices in at least seven states are refusing to take on new cases. Read More...
10/15/08 Law firms and pro bono program honored by Supreme Court. Read More...
Law firms and pro bono program honored by Supreme Court.
10/07/08 Chief Justice Broderick addresses state court challenges at conference of mid-western Chief Justices.....
07/07/08 Justice Duggan has been appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. Read more....
06/26/08: Read Chief Justice Broderick's address to New York state judges about judicial leadership on access to justice for self-represented litigants.
06/05/08: ATJSupport.org Updates
05/29/08: Ginny Martin receives the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Manager of the Year Award at the National Equal Justice Conference in Minneapolis.
05/22/08: The Supreme Court recognizes the NH Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers (above) for commitment to access to justice. Read more....
03/11/08: Chief Justice Broderick to address national meeting of "Access to Justice" leadership
03/06/08: Commission co-chair Justice Duggan writes about how to make law firm pro bono programs work.
03/05/08: "Access to Justice" website launched today
02/08/08: NH Legal Services executive director honored by Cornell University Law School
11/27/07: Fosters: Daily Democrat: NH & ME take Steps to Ensure Justice