Thank you to the 2013 Midyear Meeting Exhibitors and Sponsors
The following awards were presented at the Honors and Awards Luncheon at the NHBA Midyear Membership Meeting on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award
This award was be presented to Alan Linder. Linder is senior staff attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, where he has worked for nearly 30 years. He is well known and respected for his skills as an advocate for low-income citizens and as a mentor to new lawyers. Linder has argued many complicated cases before the NH Public Utilities Commission, in some instances persuading PUC staff to make rules and adopt policies that protect low-income consumers. Linder is widely regarded by legislators, policymakers and others as a man of great integrity, knowledge and wisdom.
Margaret H. Nelson
Distinguished Service to the Public Award
This award is presented to the nominee who best exhibits service to the public on behalf of the administration of justice. The 2013 award goes to Margaret H. Nelson of Sulloway & Hollis. Nelson has just stepped down after 16 years as a member and chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, including assisting in the development of the revamped attorney discipline process.
Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
Honoring the memory of country lawyer Vickie M. Bunnell, this award is presented to an attorney from a small firm (four or fewer attorneys). This year's recipient is Christopher T. Regan, of Durham. Regan, an at-large governor on the NHBA Board of Governors, is a classic example of the small-firm practitioner, active both in his community and his profession. Regan serves as the moderator for the Town of Durham in addition to other community involvements.
David L. Nixon
L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor
This award was named for Jon Ross in 1988 to recognize his work on the state and national level to mobilize bar leaders to support civil legal services for the poor along with his unsurpassed leadership and dedication to pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Referral Program has announced that David L. Nixon is the 2013 recipient Ross Award. Nixon has been both a mentor and an active Pro Bono volunteer, particularly with the DOVE Project in recent years.
The NH Bar Association Pro Bono program recognized the following attorneys and organization for providing Distinguished Pro Bono Service: Margaret Cunnane Hall, Daniel J. Harkinson, Brian C. Shaughnessy, Kenneth D. Murphy, Judith K. Jones, Ronald R. Bessette and the Catholic Lawyers Guild
Pro Bono also recognized Brenda M. Golden Hallisey as the 2013 Pro Bono Rising Star.
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Awards usually presented at the NHBA Midyear Meeting
Awards usually presented at the NHBA Annual Meeting