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Bar News - December 15, 2006

Michael Johnson Receives Webster International Award


Michael Th. Johnson, the former Merrimack County Attorney who has worked on international war crimes prosecutions for the last five years, recently was presented with the inaugural Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Award.


The award is presented by the NHBA International Law Section to a member of the NHBA whose contributions to international law demonstrate the spirit of Daniel Webster. Johnson most recently left his position as registrar at the Court of Bosnian and Herzegovinan War Crimes in The Hague. A member of the Bar since 1981, he served as Merrimack County Attorney from 1983 to 2001 and has worked on war crimes investigations and prosecutions involving Rwanda as well as the former Yugoslavia. He currently is commuting between Washington, D.C. at the United States Institute of Peace and his home in New Hampshire.


The award was presented to Johnson at the Manchester Bar Association meeting on Nov. 21 by International Law Section Chair George Bruno and NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr.


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