Bar News - April 6, 2007
Sen. Rudman Keynotes Bar Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Dinner
By: Susan Noon
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on May 10, 2007, at the C.R. Sparks restaurant in Bedford. Warren B. Rudman will be the keynote speaker. Richard B. McNamara, Bar Foundation board member and president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, invited the former US senator, a friend and colleague, to headline the event.
“Senator Rudman is a distinguished statesman, known nationally and internationally for his many achievements. As a member of the NH Bar, he left an indelible mark on the practice of law in the state of New Hampshire through his creation of a modern attorney general’s office in the 1970s, which has served as a model for his successors,” said McNamara. “His devotion to the ideals of the profession and to the rule of law is exemplified by his work to ensure the survival of the Legal Services Corporation [national fundor of civil legal services for the poor] during his years as a United States senator.”
Rudman began his career practicing law in his hometown of Nashua. His book, COMBAT: Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate, was published in 1996. An Amazon.com review describes the book as follows: “In his 12 years as a Republican senator for New Hampshire, [Rudman] demonstrated the effectiveness of pragmatic, moderate politics. While ideologues from both the left and the right bantered back and forth, Rudman held strong in the center, forging coalitions to try to actually get something done. In all, a political story from the 1980s and 1990s from a unique elected official of the era—one respected on both sides.”
At the 30th Anniversary Dinner, Attorney Frederic K. Upton, Upton & Hatfield, will be honored with the Frank Rowe Kenison Award for his lifelong achievements (see article on page 10). And, Attorney Joceline D. Champagne of the NH Pro Bono Referral Program will receive the Robert E. Kirby Award (see page 12, March 23, 2007, issue of the Bar News).
For more information about the dinner, contact Foundation Executive Director David G. Snyder at 603-715-3255.