Executive Director

Terri Harrington

Terri M. Harrington, Esq. is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) with extensive experience in criminal trial practice. She began her legal career in Maine as a solo practitioner concentrating in criminal and juvenile defense and family law. She then served as an Assistant District Attorney with the York County District Attorney's Office heading its first Domestic Violence Unit. Upon moving to New Hampshire, Attorney Harrington joined the Rockingham County Attorneys Office prosecuting criminal cases for the Portsmouth Police Department.

After taking time to raise four children, she returned to the Rockingham County Attorney's Office prosecuting felony cases in the Rockingham County Superior Court. At RCAO, she then transitioned to prosecution with the alternative courts: The Drug Court, the Veterans Court and the Mental Health Court. In this capacity, Attorney Harrington trained extensively throughout the country in the neuroscience of addiction, the neuroscience of post-traumatic stress and in restorative justice. Additionally, Attorney Harrington taught for six years at Granite State College in a variety of subjects including American Government, Victims' Rights and Advocacy and Law and Society. Upon taking the position of Executive Director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance Program, she has concentrated in outreach and education to all members of the New Hampshire Bar. She believes there is no better way to assure the integrity of the legal profession than to serve its members in the pursuit of well-being and good mental health. Her commitment to this principal is demonstrated with her volunteer service as a Board member for the Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action (SATYA), a nonprofit service organization that brings the health benefits of yoga to the underserved including the incarcerated, the addicted, those with disabilities and those battling cancer. She resides in Durham with her husband, four teenage boys and two dogs.