Bar News - November 3, 2006
CATCH Honors Bruce E. Friedman
Bruce E. Friedman, a former Franklin Pierce Law Center professor who helped found the Concord Area Trust for Community Housing (CATCH), died almost 10 years ago, but his legacy lives on. A new affordable housing project being built at a site off Manchester Street in Concord bears his name: it will be called Friedman Court and will consist of 54 apartments.
In addition to Friedmanís work with CATCH, he founded the Civil Practice Clinic, which allows Pierce Law students to gain experience by representing low-income clients. He also co-founded the Childrenís Alliance of New Hampshire and won the NH Voice for Childrenís Award in 1991.
A member of the NH Bar since 1973, Friedman was presented with the Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor in 1993. He died of a heart attack in 1997, while teaching in a legal studies exchange in China.