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FSP -- General Discussion => Prospective Participants => Topic started by: Retiree on July 11, 2017, 04:46:36 am

Title: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: Retiree on July 11, 2017, 04:46:36 am
I am once again considering to the move to New Hampshire, but am unsure what I would do when there.

I assume there are lawyers within the free state project who volunteer their time to advance liberty. I am hoping I can learn more about the groups that do that.

By way of background, I am already a member of the NH Bar and have been working on pro-bono legal projects in Arizona for about four years now.
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: JasonPSorens on July 11, 2017, 07:10:44 am
You should get in touch with... http://nhlegalservices.com/. Also: http://www.evannappen.com/.
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: Retiree on July 12, 2017, 04:47:56 am
Thank you for the prompt response. Do you have any thoughts on contacting the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy or perhaps Cornerstone Policy Research?

Are there any extant 501(c)(3) charities that have been started by "free staters?"

It has been my experience that when volunteering time it is often easier to work with a non-profit corporation rather than a traditional law firm. I will of course send the second firm an email. Though the first appears to be in New Jersey. Despite their location are they active in New Hampshire?

 
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: JasonPSorens on July 12, 2017, 07:35:00 am
Evan Nappen practices mostly in New Jersey but lives in New Hampshire. I don't know of legal aid charities in New Hampshire, but as you note, there are some public policy foundations. The Bartlett Center is going through a transition as its president is now serving in the governor's administration. An educational charity started by Free Staters is http://www.e3ne.org . Another that is more political is http://nhindependence.org/ . The NHLA, while not a 501(c)(3) charity, runs on volunteer support: http://www.nhliberty.org .
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: Retiree on July 13, 2017, 11:24:13 pm
A charity started by "Free Staters" could be optimal. Here in Arizona, Goldwater Institute recently had a change in governance and we have funding to redirect. Do you think e3ne.org would mind if we emailed them out of the blue? We would need their most recent Form 990.

The mission is not so far off from what we would optimally have, but assuming we can bring in funding, it has been my experience smaller charities are often less concerned with new ideas.
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: JasonPSorens on July 18, 2017, 07:36:03 am
Goldwater's a great organization. I used to know Darcy Olsen when we were both at Cato (20 years ago!). Anyway, I see you have PM'ed me, and I'll reply by e-mail. Thanks for your interest.
Title: Re: Free State Legal Aid Groups?
Post by: Retiree on July 19, 2017, 12:09:27 am
Goldwater was great when Darcy was in charge, but it is going to be very different now.