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New Hampshire Bar Association Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project

DOVE is a program of the NH Bar Association's Pro Bono Program that that coordinates the recruitment, training and mentoring of volunteer attorneys in partnership with advocates from local crisis center agencies.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: New Hampshire
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Civil protection orders: Initial proceeding, Elder abuse, Military law,
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Attorneys must attend a live CLE or purchase the DVD and training materials for a non-live program. Attorneys may attend a live CLE seminar or view the program on DVD for non-live credit. Each program is approved by the court-appointed New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Translate legal documents
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: While our volunteers generally practice locally, DOVE is receptive to innovative ways for volunteers to assist victims of domestic abuse. Assistance with document translations or long-distance mentors may be opportunities available on an as-needed basis.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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