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The Best in Your Bar

Help recognize the good work of New Hampshire attorneys by nominating a colleague for one of the Bar's annual awards.

Submit nominations for the following awards by Dec. 23 to:
NHBA Midyear Meeting Award
2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-3502
or to

The following awards will be presented at the Midyear Membership Meeting on March 10, 2017, in Manchester.

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.

Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service

Instituted in 1998 to honor the memory of Vickie M. Bunnell "A Country Lawyer" and to applaud the community spirit that is a hallmark of our profession this award is presented to an attorney from a small firm (four or fewer attorneys) who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise.

Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award

This award is presented to a member of the New Hampshire Bar, or an organization employing eligible members, who, at the time of the nomination, have at least five years of service, up to and including the time of the nomination, in government service, military service, law enforcement, public interest law services (including prosecution, public defense, legal advocacy in low-income communities or for individuals with disabilities at a nonprofit organization), or at an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code. Qualified individuals/organizations may be nominated more than once.

Download a nomination form or learn more and see a list of part recipients.

Philip Hollman Gender Equality Award

The NH Bar Association Gender Equality Committee seeks nominations for the Philip S. Hollman Equality Award, which honors Judge Hollman's efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system. Award recipients are people who:

  • exhibit dedication to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system;
  • seek to promote gender equality through leadership and educating others;
  • and have taken initiative in matters of gender equality and been a role model in this area.

The nominee may be a Bar member, an employee of a law firm or a New Hampshire court, or an employee of a state department or agency which is part of the legal system. The award will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast during the 2017 Midyear Meeting on March 10 in Manchester.

Please send nominations by Nov. 30 to the Gender Equality Committee Liaison, Anne Breault. Please include a brief description of the nominee's qualifications for the award.

Past Midyear Meeting Award Recipients

View a list of past NH Bar Award Recipients.

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