Bar News - April 6, 2007
Remus Runs for Governor-at-Large Seat
Editor’s Note: The statement of Paul C. Remus, a candidate for governor-at-large in the 2007-08 Board of Governors’ election, appears below. Although he provided the statement to the NH Bar Association on time, due to an editorial error, it was inadvertently left out of the March 23 issue of NH Bar News.
Paul C. Remus
I graduated from Yale College with a B.S. in physics in 1967 and from the University of Michigan Law School with a J.D. in 1971. I joined Devine, Millimet & Branch in 1977, where I have practiced—at one time or another—general corporate, banking, mergers and acquisitions, securities, municipal bond and patent law. I have been a bar examiner; the founder and first president of the Intellectual Property Section; and a member of the CLE Committee, Publications Committee, and Work-Life Task Force.
My goal in running for the Board of Governors is two-fold. First, I would like to expand the efforts of the Bar in supporting its members in their out-of-court roles, for example, appearing before state agencies and municipal boards. Second, while law is both a business and a profession, I would like to emphasize the latter. We have an obligation to the citizens of New Hampshire to promote civic education and to perform public service through pro bono activities and supporting a defined right to counsel in civil matters, paid for by the state. We also have an obligation to each other. When I came to New Hampshire, it was not uncommon to hear a lawyer talking about having fun practicing law. It is now increasingly rare. By emphasizing our professionalism, we can make our interactions with each other easier.