WOMEN TO WOMEN PROJECT
Want to help women in need? Here’s your chance. The NHWBA and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections have jointly created the award-winning “Women to Women Project” to unite New Hampshire licensed attorneys with sentenced female inmates of the New Hampshire State Prison for Women. The purpose of the Project is to provide legal information on various topics of interest to the female inmates. The Project provides an opportunity for licensed practitioners to offer limited legal advice and information to an underserved population on a varied spectrum of legal issues.
Through the Project, the NHWBA Public Service Committee seeks to facilitate limited bi-monthly, in-person, on-site information sessions for female inmates in various areas of the law, at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women. The Project is intended to provide information only. Therefore, licensed attorneys who volunteer their time are not expected to represent inmates as clients in legal proceedings. Additionally, the Project is not intended to offer support, advice or information regarding any claims against or involving the Department of Corrections. Each information session will feature a specific topic or topics for discussion.
The information sessions will operate with a team of two to three volunteer attorneys attending each scheduled session. Ideally, each team of volunteers will include attorneys with backgrounds in some of the following fields: family law, landlord/tenant law, collections law, juvenile law, health/disability law, tax law, employment law and other general civil matters. Additionally, each team may include a representative from an interested governmental agency, such as the Department of Health and Human Services.
The NHWBA is seeking volunteers who would be able to help present at these sessions!
This web site is for informational purposes only. No information submitted to this site will be deemed to be, or kept, confidential. The NHWBA is a voluntary professional organization. It is not affiliated with the New Hampshire Bar Association.
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