Schedule At A Glance

Times Subject to Change

7:15 – 8:30 a.m. ……… Gender Equality Breakfast  (separate ticket required)

8:00 a.m. ………………. Registration and Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitor Showcase

8:45 – noon ……….. Lawyers as Whistle Blowers  James D. Robenalt, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, Ohio

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. ……… Exhibitor Showcase / Networking break

12:00 – 2:15 p.m. ……….. Business Meeting / Honors and Awards Luncheon – Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

1:45………………………….. Book Sale and Signing with James D. Robenalt

2:15 – 4:45 p.m. …………. “And They Came for US: The Perils of Silence” Screening of the ABA Silver Gavel Award-Winning documentary, with panel discussion.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. ………….. Exhibitor Showcase/ Networking Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. …………… Moderated Panel

5:00 …………………………… New Lawyers Social at Strange Brew Tavern (all are welcome, no tickets or RSVP’s needed)

Join us at the NHBA 2020 Midyear Meeting!

Modern Justice: The Final Line of Defense

Learn about key events in US history that have shaped modern legal ethics and rules governing the practice of law.

What is the duty of attorneys in ensuring the Rule of Law by speaking out and shining a light on truth and justice? Especially when speaking out comes at great personal risk, such as pointing out an unpopular truth in a political environment fraught with fear and misinformation. Learn about the fundamental changes in lawyers’ ethical obligations post-Watergate to “report up” and “report out” under the Rules of Professional Conduct. See how jurisprudence and legislation over the past few decades has moved to protect whistleblowers who dare to speak out. Attendees will explore historical topics, such as the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII and the Watergate scandal that forever changed how Americans view government, and examine how these events relate to current events. This MYM program showcases the immense power a person or group has, by speaking up, that can correct the moral compass of a nation.

Attendees will explore historical topics, such as the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII and the Watergate scandal that forever changed how Americans view government, and examine how these events relate to current events. This MYM program showcases the immense power a person or group has, by speaking up, that can correct the moral compass of a nation. Whether swift or protracted, time and history are on the side of the just and justice will prevail when we dare to look history square in the face.

Mark your calendars!

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.”

Lawyers and Whistle Blowers

National Speaker James D. Robenalt, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, Ohio

The program explores John Dean’s role as White House Counsel and the changes brought about to Model Rule 1.6 and 1.13 because of Dean’s testimony. The changes were watershed moments in legal ethics, requiring lawyers to “report up” when representing an organizational client and permitting “reporting out” when crime or fraud cannot be stopped despite the best efforts of the lawyer.

Books Signing

Please join us from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 and from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the assembly area at the NHBA’s Midyear Meeting on February 21 with a book signing by James D. Robenalt on his book January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever.

The book is $20 and will be handled by  Henry Lake President The Professional Education Group.

“And Then They Came For Us: The Perils of Silence”

This program includes a screening of the ABA Silver Gavel award-winning documentary, And Then They Came for Us followed by a panel discussion.

Moderated by NHBA President Ed Philpot
Panelists:
Dale Minami, Minami Tamaki LLP, San Francisco, CA and Lead Counsel for  Fred Korematsu in the Karematsu Coram Nobis Case.
Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA
Hoyt Zia, founding president of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Washington, DC
Mona T. Movafaghi, Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, Manchester, NH

Distinguished Speakers Include:

James D. Robenalt, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH

Dale Minami, Minami Tamaki LLP, San Francisco, CA and Lead Counsel for Fred Korematsu in the Korematsu Coram Nobis Case

Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA

Hoyt Zia, retired as Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Hawaiian Airlines, founding president of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

Mona T. Movafaghi, Drummond Woodsum &
MacMahon, Manchester, NH

Strange Brew Tavern logo

Come join the Midyear Meeting Social-Hosted by the New Lawyers Committee at Strange Brew Tavern FREE!

When: Starting immediately after Midyear Meeting 2020 February 21 (approximately 5:00pm)

Where: Strange Brew Tavern 88 Market Street Manchester, NH 03101. We have reserved the lower level of Strange Brew for this social. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

Hosted by the New Lawyers Committee. All are welcome, no tickets or RSVP’s required.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This event is supported in part by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.NH Bar Foundation Logo

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.

Connect with colleagues and support the work of the Gender Equality Committee.

Breakfast speaker

This year’s breakfast speaker will be Liz Tentarelli, president, League of Women Voters NH. The League of Women Voters New Hampshire, is a non-partisan all volunteer organization whose mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. The League is a direct descendant organization of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, celebrating 100 years since its founding.

The Politics of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The year 2020 commemorates the centennial of women’s right to vote in the form of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the culmination of 72 years of efforts by millions of women and men for women’s rights. It would be naive to think, however, that suffragists were unified in their strategies. The politics both within the suffrage movement and in the ratification process include some issues that still resonate today. Even states where there was strong public support for women’s rights claimed that women’s suffrage should come from changes in state laws and state constitutions, not from a federal amendment imposed upon the states.

 

Today election law is largely left up to each state, within the broad framework of federal amendments. Thus New Hampshire has same-day voter registration but not online registration, for example. Some states have independent commissions to draw their voting districts every ten years; New Hampshire does not…yet! The fight for voting rights continues.

2020 Hollman Award

Congratulations to Christina Ferrari, who has been selected to receive the 2020 Hollman Award and will be honored at the breakfast for her efforts to advance gender equality within the state’s legal community. Christina, a shareholder of Bernstein Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A., is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Business, and Healthcare Practice Groups. She represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation matters and appeals in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in the dispute resolution process.

She is President of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (NHWBA), and has been on the Board of the NHWBA since 2011. She previously served as the NHWBA’s Treasurer and Vice-President. Christina is also a member of the Manchester Business Council, appointed by Mayor Craig, and a member of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s BioMedTech Committee and Government Affairs Committee.

Ticketed Separately. Reserve your space at this must-attend event. Visit the Gender Equality Committee Page.

February 21, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM (Eastern)
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

The Gender Equality Breakfast is sold out!

February 21, 2020
7:15-8:30 AM

Registration

Contact Cheryl Moore if you wish to be put on the waiting list.

Liz Tentarelli, president, League of Women Voters NH

Liz Tentarelli, president, League of Women Voters NH will be the keynote speaker of the 2020 Gender Equality Committee Breakfast.

Attorney Christina Ferrari
2020 Philip S. Hollman Award for Gender Equality Winner: Christina Ferrari of Bernstein Shur

Midyear Meeting Award Recipients

Please join us for out Honors and Award Luncheon to celebrate this year’s winners of the:

  • Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service ~ Jack P. Crisp, Jr., The Crisp Law Firm PLLC
  • Distinguished Service to the Public Award ~ Barbara R. Keshen
  • Special President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession ~ Eileen Fox, NH Supreme Court – Clerk of Court (ret.)
  • Outstanding Service in Public Sector / Public Interest Law Award ~ Kay E. Drought, NH Legal Assistance
  • Outstanding Service in Public Sector / Public Interest Law Award ~ Lisa L. Wolford, NH Attorney General’s Office