Learn about and compare challenges to the First Amendment in the past and today. Have the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment been interpreted differently over time? Explore how the new public square that is social media affects our understanding of our basic rights to free speech and freedom of expression. Discover how important conversations affecting the first amendment are playing out on college campuses across the nation.

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Why You Should Attend

Connect with colleagues, add valuable information to your professional toolkit, discover products and services which make your work day easier, and celebrate the legal profession at the premiere legal community event in New Hampshire. Past attendees attest that the Midyear Meeting:

“Applied to practitioners of all sized firms, and private or governmental or corporate.”

“Well prepared, clear and engaging. I appreciated the NH-specific references.”

“Excellent speakers… well-versed and passionate.”

Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Pricing – available until

January 25, 2019

$125 – Members (save over 35%)

$75 – New Lawyers *


Morning CLE
Afternoon CLEs
Honors & Awards Lunch

*Attorneys admitted after February 2016.

$45 – Honors & Awards Luncheon ONLY

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Distinguished Speakers Include:

Robert McWhirter, internationally recognized speaker and author of several books including BILLS, QUILLS, AND STILLS: AN ANNOTATED, ILLUSTRATED, AND ILLUMINATED HISTORY OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS (ABA Press 2015); attorney at Arizona State University Alumni Law Group

Mark Jackson, Executive Director of the First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School

Howard Gillman, Chancellor of The School of Law at the University of California—Irvine

Ramya Krishnan, staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute

REMEMBER the days of law school? Wonder what that old law school classmate is up to now? Well, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Midyear Membership Meeting presents the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow alumni of your law school: Law schools are invited to host dinners in conjunction with the Feb. 15 meeting. Bar staff will assist by providing contact information of Manchester area restaurants for making group dinner arrangements, a sample invitation letter and response form, and a set of alumni mailing labels. If you are interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni, please contact Lisa Boisvert.

2019 Alumni Events

Northeastern University School of Law

Details coming soon!

University of Virginia School of Law

Details coming soon!

The breakfast has become a must-attend event for attorneys working in all areas of the law and in various practice settings, as a way to connect with colleagues and support the work of the Gender Equality Committee.

This year’s breakfast speaker will be Lauren Rikleen, president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership and author of the upcoming book, “The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace.” She will address such topics as strengthening multi-generational teams, women’s leadership and advancement, and implementing strategies to minimize the impact of unconscious bias.

Congratulations to Attorney Holly Haines, from Abramson, Brown & Dugan, who has been selected to receive the 2019 Hollman Award and will be honored at the breakfast for her efforts to advance gender equality within the state’s legal community.

Reserve your place at this must-attend event.

February 15, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM (Eastern)
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

Thank you to our breakfast sponsors!


February 15, 2019
7:15-8:30 AM

The Gender Equality Breakfast is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are $20 each.

Thank You to Our Midyear Meeting Sponsors!

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