For Immediate Release
July 6, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director
Disability Rights Center - New Hampshire, (603) 228-0432
The Disability Rights Center - New Hampshire (DRC) received $38,500 funding from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s IOLTA grants program. The grant will be used to support DRC’s operating expenses.
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program is a partnership between attorneys and the banking community where interest on certain lawyer trust accounts is paid to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, resulting in a statewide grant program to promote justice. Through IOLTA, interest on amounts either too nominal or held for too short a time period to warrant establishment of a separate client account are forwarded to the Foundation. IOLTA grants fund nonprofit organizations that provide free or reduced-fee civil legal services to our most disadvantaged residents, and/or educational programs about the law and the courts. More information about the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and the IOLTA program can be found at http://www.nhbarfoundation.org/.
Stephanie Patrick, executive director, expressed her appreciation for the award. "We are very grateful for the support of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. These funds will help us to expand our work to protect the human and legal rights of children and adults with disabilities across the state," she said.
The DRC is New Hampshire’s designated Protection and Advocacy system, and is dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities. More information about DRC can be found at http://www.drcnh.org.