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Bar News - June 9, 2006

2006 NHBA Annual Meeting Highlights

Governor Lynch to Attend Bar Meeting; Emily Rice, John Bomster Honored


Governor John Lynch will attend the NHBA Annual Meeting banquet on Friday, June 23, and will speak briefly to the assemblage.


Lynch, and NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr., will also assist NHBA President Richard Y. Uchida in presenting the Donald E. Dufresne Professionalism award to Emily Rice; and the William Grimes Judicial Professionalism award to a recipient whose identity will be kept secret until that evening.


On Saturday night, Uchida will present the NHBA President’s Distinguished Service to the Profession award to John Bomster.


Day by day highlights of the weekend meeting, taking place at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, include:




“Humorist at Law” Sean Carter entertains guests with his own take on the legal life at the NHBA Annual Meeting opening banquet.




Sean Carter conducts a special, interactive CLE reviewing key cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. His fast-paced, interactive (competitive) CLE program, “The Supreme Court 2004-2005 Term: The Real ‘Shock and Awe’ Campaign,” will engage attendees in the first “Fantasy United States Supreme Court League” competition. This is an event worth staying inside for (plus it’s worth 1.5 hours of NHMCLE credits).


During the day, guests have a range of activities to sample—from tennis, swimming, hiking, biking or shopping to porch-sitting at the historic Mountain View. (See schedule.)


That evening, a reception honoring the Bar’s 50-year members will be held, followed by the banquet. In addition to Gov. Lynch and the professionalism award presentations, the banquet will feature recognition of the retiring and newly appointed members of the judiciary. Then it’s time to get up and dance into the night to the sounds of “Club Soda.”




Early-rising attendees (and commuters) have a choice of two NHBA CLE video replays (moderated, for live credit): Multijurisdictional Practice – Challenges Confronting Government, Trial and Business Lawyers (original program: May 25, 2006) or The New Unbundling Rule (Limited Representation). Both programs will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and qualify for 3.0 NHMCLE Ethics/Professionalism hours. (See page 17 for details and a signup form.)


The NHBA Annual Meeting Scramble Golf tournament is among the featured daytime activities.


The banquet features the presentation of the Distinguished Service to the Profession award and the transition from NHBA President Richard Uchida to incoming NHBA President, Richard McNamara, of Wiggin & Nourie.


See pages 8-9 for more.

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