The New Hampshire Bar Foundation recognizes the contributions of members of the legal community towards ensuring access to legal justice in New Hampshire with the following awards.

2018 Honorary Fellow, Megan M. Carpenter

In recognition of long-term, active participation in advancing the mission of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, one or more individuals are honored each year with the Honorary Fellow designation. Honorary Fellows, NH Bar Foundation donors, and IOLTA Leadership Banks are recognized at the annual Fellows & Donors reception, held each year at the completion of the Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting

Honorary Fellows

2018
Megan M. Carpenter
2017
Wilfred ‘Jack’ Sanders, Jr.
2016
William L. Chapman
2015
Hon. Landya McCafferty
2014
Richard A. Cohen
2014
Emily G. Rice
2013
Philip R. Waystack, Jr.
2012
Richard Y. Uchida
2011
Hon. Philip S. Hollman
2010
Hon. James E. Duggan
2009
Claudia C. Damon
2009
Hon. J. Albert Lynch
2008
Hon. John R. Maher
2007
Anthony A. McManus
2006
Charles A. DeGrandpre
2005
Kevin C. Devine
2004
W. John Funk
2003
Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr.
2002
Jack B. Middleton
2001
David L. Nixon (D)
2000
Joseph A. Millimet (D)
1999
Frederic K. Upton (D)
1998
Ernest L. Bell (D)
1997
John R. McLane (D)
1997
Hon. William F. Batchelder
1996
Joseph M. Kerrigan (D)
1996
Hon. William A. Grimes (D)
1995
N. Michael Plaut (D)
1995
Patti Blanchette
1994
Hon. David A. Brock
1994
Anne C. Zachos
1994
Kimon S. Zachos (D)
1993
Richard F. Upton (D)
1993
Hon. Shane Devine (D)
1992
Arthur H. Nighswander (D)
1992
Stanley M. Brown (D)
1991
Hon. Arthur E. Bean, Jr.
1991
Fred W. Hall, Jr. (D)
1991
Hon. Louis C. Wyman (D)
1991
Hon. William F. Cann (D)
1990
Martin F. Loughlin (D)
1989
Hon. Hugh H. Bownes (D)
1989
John J. Sheehan (D)
1988
Hon. John W. King (D)

 

(D) = Deceased

John Garvey

2017 Kenison Award
John Garvey
UNH School of Law

The Kenison Award was established by the Bar Foundation to recognize an individual (or individuals) who makes substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought. The award is made annually, selected by vote of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. Recipients need not be members of the New Hampshire Bar Association, but are carefully chosen to honor individuals who meet the criteria for the award in its broadest sense.

Frank Rowe Kenison (1907-1980) was a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association for 48 years, and served as Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1952 to 1977. He was an exquisite legal thinker who committed his life to the legal system, education about the law, and the promise of equal justice for all.

Recipients are listed below with their firm affiliation at the time of the award.

Frank Rowe Kenison Award Recipients

2017
John Garvey, UNH School of Law
2016
Judge Paul Barbadoro, US District Court
2015
Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis, NH Supreme Court
2014
Hon. Kenneth R. McHugh, NH Superior Court (retired)
2014
Amy Beth Messer, Disabilities Rights Center
2013
Claire Ebel, NH Civil Liberities Union (retired)
2012
David L. Nixon, Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau P.A. (deceased)
2011
Dean John T. Broderick, Jr., UNH School of Law
2010
Attorney Howard J. Zibel, NH Supreme Court
2009
Attorney Richard Guerriero, NH Public Defender
2008
Hon. Francis J. Frasier, Hampton District Court
2007
Attorney Frederic K. Upton, Upton & Hatfield, LLP (deceased)
2006
Attorney Elliott Berry, NH Legal Assistance
2005
Nina C. Gardner, NH Judicial Council
2004
Attorney Jack B. Middleton, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
2003
Attorney Ronald K. Lospennato, Disabilities Rights Center
2002
Honorable James E. Duggan, NH Supreme Court
2001
Marcia Sink, Court Appointed Special Advocates
2000
Hon. Susan B. Carbon, Family Courts
1999
Attorney John E. Tobin, NH Legal Assistance
1998
Honorable Edwin W. Kelly, District Courts

Past Kirby Award Recipients at the 2016 Bar Foundation Annual Meeting

Kenison Group

Top row, starting at left: Richard Guerriero, Dean John Broderick, Hon. Jacalyn Colburn, Nina Gardner, Marcia Sink, Hon. Susan Carbon, Tony McManus, John Tobin, Hon. James Duggan, and Elliot Berry. Seated: David Nixon, Claire Ebel (this year�s Kenison award recipient) and Jack Middleton. (Not present: Hon. Edwin Kelly. McManus, while not a Kenison award recipient, is a past chair of the Bar Foundation.)

2017 Kirby Award Rory Parnell Parnell Michels & McKay PLLC

2017 Kirby Award
Rory Parnell
Parnell Michels & McKay PLLC

The Robert E. Kirby Award was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Bob Kirby, a young lawyer “of great skill, civility and good humor” who died that year at the age of 35. Kirby was an attorney with the Concord law firm of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.

The purpose of the award is to honor Bob’s memory and to remind all of us that decency, courtesy and perspective neither inhibits nor defeats excellent advocacy. The Kirby Award recipient is an attorney 35 years old or younger who demonstrates the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy.

Watch this video that tells the story of the Kirby award and its impact on recipients.

Recipients are listed below with their firm affiliation at the time of the award.

Robert E. Kirby Award Recipients

2017
Rory Parnell, Parnell Michels & McKay PLLC
2016
Anthony Galdieri, Nixon Peabody
2015
Jonathan Eck, Devine Millimet
2014
Julian B. Jefferson, NH Public Defender
2013
Daniel J. Feltes, NH Legal Assistance
2012
Michael S. Lewis, NH Attorney General’s Office
2011
Holly B. Haines, Abramson Brown & Dugan
2010
Sarah E. Mattson, New Hampshire Legal Assistance
2009
Jaye L. Rancourt, Brennan, Caron, Lenehan, & Iacopino
2008
Charles J. Keefe, Wilson, Bush, Durkin & Keefe
2007
Joceline D. Champagne, NH Pro Bono Referral Program
2006
Mary Ann Dempsey, Wiggin & Nourie
2005
Mary E. Tenn, Tenn And Tenn
2004
Kelly Ayotte, Attorney General
2003
Jennifer Parent, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
2002
John T. Pendleton, Gottesman & Hollis
2001
Joseph N. Laplante, U.S. Attorney’s Office
1999
James J. Tenn, Jr., Tenn And Tenn
1998
Diane Murphy Quinlan, Diocese of Manchester, NH
1997
Mark E. Howard, U.S. Attorney’s Office
1996
John P. Kacavas, Kacavas and Ramsdell

Past Kirby Award Recipients at the 2016 Bar Foundation Annual Meeting

Past recipients of the Robert E. Kirby gather for a photo at the 2016 NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Sept. 21.

Past recipients of the Robert E. Kirby gather for a photo at the 2016 NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Sept. 21.

2018 Nixon – Zachos Award
David H. Bradley

The Nixon-Zachos Award was created to honor the memory of David Nixon and Kimon Zachos, two New Hampshire attorneys who were leaders in the law and in their community. Both were active members of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and the Bar Association. They were preeminent lawyers, but some of their most important contributions were to their communities generally. Through their work, they emphasized the important role of lawyers – including shaping the law, serving in the state legislature and working to ensure that we remain a society in which all stand equal before the law.

Nixon-Zachos Award Recipients

2018
David H. Bradley
2017
Claudia C. Damon
2016
Jack B. Middleton, McLane Middleton PC
Kimon Zachos 1930 - 2014

Kimon Zachos
1930 – 2014

David Nixon 1932 - 2014

David Nixon
1932 – 2014

 

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