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2017 Annual Meeting Honors & Awards
Recognition of the 50-Year Members of the Bar

The following attorneys and judges, who mark 50 years of law practice this year, will be honored at the 2017 NHBA Annual Meeting:

David Fitts
Thomas J. McNulty Jr.
John E. Friberg Sr.
Eugene M. Van Loan III
Vincent A. Wenners Jr.
L. Jonathan Ross
Arthur G. Greene
Ross V. Deachman
Hon. Joseph A. DiClerico Jr.
Robert V. Johnson II
Thomas H. Richards
Richard Cornelius
William N. Prigge
Charles F. Tucker
Bruce R. Johnson
Stephen J. Spielman
Patrick N. Brown
Gerald R. Prunier
John E. Peltonen
David O. Huot
Hon. Richard J. Talbot
Charles A. Griffin
Richard P. Vacco
David Scott Hope
Patrick L.J. Veilleux
NHBA Award for Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession

Charles Douglas is a founder of the Douglas Leonard & Garvey law firm in Concord and a former justice of the NH Supreme Court and NH Superior Court. He currently chairs the governor's Judicial Selection Commission. Douglas will receive the 2017 NH Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession.

This award is presented to the nominee who best exhibits service to the legal profession.

E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

George Moore, a leader in the legal community in New Hampshire and beyond for more than 35 years, has been selected to receive the 2017 E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism. Moore, a shareholder at Devine Millimet in Manchester, was NHBA president from 1999 to 2000. He also served on the board of the New England Bar Association and as its president from 2006 to 2007.

To honor the memory of E. Donald Dufresne this award is presented to an attorney the best fits the following:

"A professional lawyer is an expert in law Pursuing a learned art in service to clients and in the spirit of public service; And engaging in these pursuits as part of a common calling To promote justice and public good."
NHBA Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism

NH Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy, a former Superior Court judge and United States Air Force officer, who will retire at the end of June, will receive the 2017 NHBA Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism. Conboy was a partner at McLane Middleton and practiced as a trial lawyer with a concentration on employment law before being appointed as a judge in 1992. She is well known and regarded for her careful and thoughtful approach, both on and off the bench.

To honor the memory of Justice William A. Grimes this award is presented to a judge the best fits the following:

"The judges therefore should always be men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man or body of men."
John Adams, 1776

Annual Meeting Registration Information

Commuter registration form

The NHBA's room block at the Mountain View Grand is nearly full. The hotel may have a few suites available (outside of the group block). Please contact the Mountain View Grand reservation department directly at 866-801-3653 for availability and information.

Other area lodging options. Please note that meeting attendees not staying at the Mountain View Grand need to register for meeting events.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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