Bar News - November 3, 2006
Bar Foundation News: Foundation Seeks Nominations For Kirby, Kenison Awards
The NH Bar Foundation is seeking nominations from members of the NH Bar for the 2007 Robert E. Kirby and Frank Rowe Kenison awards to be presented at the Bar Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Dinner in May 2007.
The Kirby Award recognizes lawyers 35 years old, or younger, whose traits of civility, courtesy, perspective, and excellent advocacy are distinguishing characteristics of their professional practice. Attorney Mary Ann Dempsey, of Wiggin & Nourie, was the 2006 recipient.
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.
The Frank Rowe Kenison Award is presented to an individual (or individuals) whose contributions to the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought have served to better the lives of New Hampshire citizens. In 2006, Attorney Elliott Berry of NH Legal Assistance received this award.
Frank Rowe Kenison (1907-1980) 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.
Feb. 2, 2007, is the deadline for nominations for both awards. Nomination forms and additional information are available on the Bar Foundation’s Web site at http://www.nhbarfoundation.org/. Inquiries may also be made by calling David G. Snyder, executive director of the NH Bar Foundation, at 603-715-3255.