Op-Ed: Our Neighbors Need Legal Advice

April 30, 2020

The civil legal aid programs at New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice & Referral Center are preparing for a surge in need for service that may exceed what they experienced during any prior downturn, even the Great Recession. 

Despite quick and proactive measures by our state leaders, the future holds profound economic uncertainty for so many Granite Staters. Temporary increases in unemployment benefits, expanded access to food stamps and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures provide critical help now, but they won’t be enough to protect our neighbors who have lost wages or jobs.

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