Concord, NH – October 28, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the New Hampshire Bar Association temporarily paused its renowned Leadership Academy earlier this year. The NHBA is now preparing for a highly anticipated October 2021 return of the esteemed program that helps train the Granite State legal community’s rising stars.

Steering Committee Co-Chairs Jaye Rancourt (Brennan, Lenehan, Iacopino & Hickey; Manchester, NH) and Talesha Saint-Marc (Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P. A .; also in Manchester) said about the program, “The Leadership Academy Steering Committee is excited to announce that the NHBA Leadership Academy will be back and better than ever for the bar year 2021-2022. We were very disappointed that the pandemic delayed our plans to host a class for the 2020-2021 year. However, the delay has given us a great opportunity to reinvigorate the Steering Committee and plan an excellent year of leadership training and opportunities for our next class.”

The immersive training that the NHBA Leadership Academy provides has helped hundreds of participants transform their early aptitude for the law into a meaningful vocation that purposefully changes lives and inspires others. Leadership Academy-educated attorneys can be found in nearly every practice area and are actively shaping the future of the New Hampshire legal community.

The nine-month curriculum is most meaningful for New Hampshire attorneys who have been in practice between three and 10 years. The program actively seeks participants who see law as a calling and who thrive on challenges. Application deadlines will be announced at a later date. To learn more, visit

About The New Hampshire Bar Association

The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) of Concord, NH,, was founded in 1873 and is a non-profit 501(c)(6), court-mandated organization. As a unified bar, all attorneys licensed to practice in the state, and NH judges must belong to the NHBA and pay annual dues. We serve three constituencies: the legal community, the court system, and the public. Our mission is,

• To serve the members by connecting them with services, programs and resources necessary to function effectively as members of the profession;
• To serve the public by connecting members with the information and opportunities needed to carry out their public service obligations;
• To serve the justice system by speaking and acting as the unified voice of the profession to facilitate promotion and improvement of the procedures and institutions of the law;
• To serve the profession by upholding the unique and valuable role of lawyers as independent counselors and advocates helping to preserve a civilized society governed by rule of law.