Bar News - February 9, 2007
Retirement Tribute to Judge Maher
The Rockingham County Courthouse was the scene of a farewell salute to Judge John R. Maher, administrative justice of New Hampshire’s probate courts and judge of Rockingham County Probate Court, on the evening of Jan. 17, 2007. The judge’s friends, family, and colleagues gathered to wish him well—including all five members of the NH Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Broderick praised Maher as a great judge and a great friend, not only to his colleagues, but also to the people who have appeared before him. Maher also served in the family court and Judge Edwin Kelly spoke of him as a man who had the knack of putting himself in the other man’s shoes. Maher, who founded the NH chapter of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, plans to carry on with that work, sharpen his skills as a probate mediator, continue his volunteer work in various other areas—and get in some traveling with his wife Skye, center, shown here with Maher and daughter Mariah Roberts and her husband Tom, left, and son Ian Maher, right.