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2015 Annual Meeting Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards Luncheon
Recognition of the 50-Year Members of the Bar

George J. Basbanes
Constance J. Betley
Raymond P. Blanchard
Clarence E. Bourassa
David H. Bradley
Cary P. Clark
Charles F. Dalton Jr.
Richard J. D'Amours
W. Michael Dunn
Robert E. Earley
Hon. Francis J. Frasier
Christopher C. Gallagher
John Symes Goodnow
William T. Hayes
Arthur W. Hoover
Roger K. Hoover
John Hugh McEachern
Pierre J. Morin
Alan L. Reische
Barry M. Scotch
Michael L. Slive
Thomas D. Welch Jr.
NHBA Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism

Due to a scheduling conflict, the following presentation will occur at an upcoming Carroll County Bar Meeting.

Among the trailblazing women to become New Hampshire judges, Hon. Pamela D. Albee is the recipient of the 2015 William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism.

Appointed in 1989 by Governor John Sununu, Judge Albee is the presiding judge in the 3rd Circuit, family and district divisions, in Conway. She also regularly sits in Ossipee Family Division.

"Wise, meticulous and rigorous, Judge Albee has earned a reputation for thorough preparedness in advance of hearings, patient consideration of litigants' presentations and dependable clarity in her findings and judgements," stated the New Hampshire attorneys who nominated her for the award.

Despite the heavy workload that comes with being the only regularly presiding judge in a rural North Country courthouse, Judge Albee carries her weighty responsibilities with determination, humility and grace, according to a letter in support of her nomination.

"A Carroll County native, Judge Albee has served her community with honor and genuine dignity, and has done much to reinforce and sustain the public's confidence in the independence, reliability and fairness of the justice system."

NHBA Award for Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession

John Burwell Garvey, director of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award.

Through his leadership of this innovative legal education program, Garvey "has quietly, humbly, and effectively served the legal profession with no expectation of personal gain other than satisfaction in a job well done. Specifically, he has developed, nurtured, and propelled the UNH School of Law Daniel Webster Scholar Program to a position of prominence and service to the legal profession," according to a letter in support of Garvey's nomination for the award submitted by a colleague. "... Garvey's successful training of law students greatly enhances the legal profession and significantly contributes to a favorable public perception of the legal profession."

The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program was the subject of a national study by the Institute of the Advancement of the American Legal System. The study report, released earlier this year, found that the program's graduates are "ahead of the curve" in being prepared to serve clients and practice law than their peers. The study recommended that other law schools explore replication of the program in whole or in part.

E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

Having worked as a prosecutor and trial lawyer, and having now served for three years as a NH Superior Court judge in Keene, Hon. John Kissinger exemplifies high standards of professionalism and has been selected to receive the 2015 E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism.

Judge Kissinger, who practiced as trial lawyer at the firm of Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau & Saturley in Manchester, was known for treating all parties with courtesy and respect. As an attorney, he wrote frequently on best practices in malpractice avoidance, ethics, and professionalism. In his work and in his writings, he was always willing to share his knowledge and his judgement with colleagues.

Appointed to the NH Superior Court bench by Governor John Lynch in 2012, Kissinger continues to exemplify professionalism in the courtroom, expecting civility and respect on the part of everyone who comes before him. Leading by example, he epitomizes the high standard of professionalism so deeply valued by members of the New Hampshire bar.

At the President's Banquet
Recognition of Recently Retired and Appointed Members of the Judiciary
 
Recently Retired Judges
Superior Court
Hon. Kenneth R. McHugh

Circuit Court
Hon. Gary W. Boyle
Hon. J. Peter Cyr

Recently Appointed Judges
Superior Court
Hon. Amy L. Ignatius
Hon. Andrew R. Schulman

Circuit Court
Hon. Suzanne M. Gorman

Recognition of Outgoing Officers and Board Members
Immediate Past President: Jaye L. Rancourt
Governor-at-Large: Jacki A. Smith
Public Sector Governor: Mary Ann Dempsey
Recognition of Re-elected Officers & Board Members
President-elect: David W. Ruoff
Governor-at-Large: Christopher T. Regan
Out of State Governor: Danielle Y. Vanderzanden
Cheshire County Governor: Richard C. Guerriero, Jr.
Coos County Governor: Sandra L. Cabrera
Grafton County Governor: Ora Schwartzberg
Merrimack County Governor: James A. Shepard
Rockingham County Governor: Patrick T. O'Day
Recognition of Newly Elected Officers & Board Members
Vice President: Scott H. Harris
Secretary: Robert R. Howard, III
Treasurer: Peter E. Hutchins
Public Sector Governor: J. Christopher Marshall
Governor-at-Large: Paul W. Chant
Recognition of 2014-2015 Leadership Academy Class

Abigail S. Karoutas & Paul R. Pudloski, Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Nicholas F. Casolaro
Talesha L. Caynon
Kristine Cerniauskaite
Amy C. Connolly
James P. Cowles
Joseph H. Driscoll, IV
Susan Aileen Lowry
Kathleen M. Mahan
Jacob J.B. Marvelley
Kristin A. Ross
Lynne Guimond Sabean
James C. Shaw
Daniel J. Swegart
Steven J. Venezia
Presentation of Bar Leadership Gavel to 2015-2016 President Mary E. Tenn

Recognition of Outgoing 2014-2015 President Lisa Wellman-Ally

Special President's Award

John T. Broderick, Jr. will be presented with a Special President's Award at the President's Banquet, honoring his career in the law and in public service.


Annual Meeting Registration Information

Registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted onsite on a space-available basis.

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