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Bar News - December 15, 2006

NH Elder Law Chapter Forms


During a recent meeting of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in Washington, DC, Ann Butenhof, of Butenhof Law Offices, Manchester, was presented with the charter establishing a New Hampshire chapter of the organization. She is acting president of the new chapter.


The purpose of the New Hampshire chapter is to identify and promote awareness of areas affecting the lives of the elderly and disabled and to help guide the public and policy makers. The group encourages lawyers to get involved in local and national NAELA events, reaches out to other similar organizations and the communities, and provides legal education on current elder law and disability law topics.


At its first meeting, the chapter elected a slate of officers to lead its inaugural year. Officers elected were: David Craig, attorney of New Boston, president; William Hartley, of the Hartley Law Firm in Portsmouth, vice president; Judith Bomster, of Butenhof Law Offices in Manchester, secretary; and Edward H. Adamsky, attorney of Pelham, treasurer. Board members-at-large include: Tina Annis, of Ransmeier & Spellman in Concord; Jan Myskowski, of Wiggin & Nourie in Merrimack; and Ingrid White, attorney of Bow.


The new chapter welcomes attorneys from all over the state as members even if only a small part of their practice concerns elder law. Members of the public who need help with elder law or disability issues are encouraged to seek out a NAELA member for help with their difficult legal matters.


The next meeting of the NAELA chapter will be on Jan. 10, 2007. The location and time will be announced soon. For more information, contact David Craig at 603-487-3915.


If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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