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Bar News - September 8, 2006

A Duffer’s Treat: Pro Bono Golf in Shirtsleeves!

More than 90 players braved sunny skies and mild temperatures to participate in the 2006 Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17, sacrificing a day at the office to endure panoramic views, high-quality golf and congenial company at the Lake Sunapee Country Club. 

A hardy legion of Pro Bono tournament regulars, accustomed to playing in the often-blustery and cool weather of early June, were joined by a number of newcomers to help make this year’s tournament one of the most successful ever, said Ginny Martin, the NHBA associate executive director for legal services. Next year’s event date has not been determined, but late summer is a good possibility, she said.


The event is the largest single fundraiser for the Pro Bono program. Players’ fees, sponsors, and raffle prize donors help generate income for Pro Bono, which draws support from a variety of sources, including the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s IOLTA Program, annual grants from various United Ways, and other sources.  (A complete list of sponsors will appear in the next issue of Bar News.)


Lowest score was carded by the Belknap County trio of Marital Master Michael Garner, Mitchell Jean and A. Gerard O’Neil, Jr. (59), followed by the foursome of Michael Ruedig, Douglas Homan, Bob Williams and Michael Callahan (61). The first-place mixed team score was recorded by the foursome of Robert and Hilary Duval, Mike Cullity and Ted Petro. 

 Dunn Celebrates

The Hon. Vincent Dunn captures the spirit of a glorious summer afternoon. Fellow Superior Court retiree Walter Murphy, at the wheel of the golf cart, waits for the celebration to conclude. (Photo by Cindee Carter)

Several special veterans of the Pro Bono tournament were recognized this year. From left to right, retired Chief Justice David Brock, retired Superior Court Judge Arthur Bean, retired Associate Justice William Batchelder, and attorney David Nixon.

NHBA Vice President Ellen Arnold (left) prepares to putt along with colleagues from the administrative offices at Dartmouth College.





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