Bar News - June 8, 2007
Names in the News
John T. Broderick, Jr.
Chief Justice John T. Broderick Jr. of the NH Supreme Court received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Vermont Law School in May for his effort to focus attention and action on providing more volunteer and low-cost legal services for the poor and for the growing number of citizens who come to court without lawyers.
Bruce L. Dorner, principal of the Dorner Law Office in Londonderry, is the first recip ient of the American Bar Associationís GP/Solo and Small Firm Division Trainerís Award. Dorner, chair of the ABAís GP/Solo Technology Committee, was recognized for his instrumental role in establishing and developing the online community for solo and small-firm practitioners, Solosez, which now has 2,500 subscribers since its initiation in 1995. Dorner was honored ďfor all of his efforts to help solo and small-firm lawyers learn about technology and practice management, who, in turn, deliver better services to their clients. Bruce understands lawyers and lawyers understand Bruce. Thatís what a great trainer is all about,Ē said Reid Trautz, of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, at the ABA GP/Solo Division 2007 Awards and Recognition Dinner held in Washington, DC in May.
Bruce L. Dorner
Alan P. Cleveland
Alan P. Cleveland, of counsel to Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green and general counsel of the New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees, was elected to a one-year term as president of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. He assumes his duties of office during the organizationís annual meeting this month.
Richard D. Gaudreau
Richard D. Gaudreau, a Salem solo practitioner licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts who represents consumers in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, was recently appointed state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). As the only board-certified specialist in bankruptcy in Southern New Hampshire, he will serve as a liaison between attorneys, judges and clients regarding consumer bankruptcy issues.
John E. Lyons, Jr.
John E. Lyons, Jr., principal of Lyons Law Offices in Portsmouth, was appointed by Gov. Lynch as chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education, succeeding David Ruedig who resigned in March. Lyons was initially appointed as a member of the State Board of Education in December of 2003. He is also a member of the Portsmouth School Board.
Marilyn T. Mahoney
Gov. John H. Lynch and the Executive Council recently confirmed Marilyn T. Mahoney to the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women. Mahoney is a partner in the firm of Harvey & Mahoney, in Manchester. The Commission provides advocacy in legislative and public policy; identifies and seeks to remedy gender discrimination; promotes womenís education, training, and employment; and honors the accomplishments of New Hampshire women and girls.
Manchester Attorneys Kermit Zerr and Ron Abramson, members of the Immigration Law Practice Group of McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton, traveled to Washington, DC in March to discuss immigration
reform with staffers from the four New Hampshire Congressional Offices. Zerr, the groupís chair, pressed for reforms on behalf of business and industry, emphasizing that businesses in the state must be able to hire competent foreign workers when qualified US citizens are unavailable. Abramson focused on the need for reforming family-related immigration law, relating that he believes the current system encourages illegal immigration because four-to-20 years is too long for family members to wait to be together legally in this country.
Wilbur A. Glahn, III , director and chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship in the College and lawyers cannot exceed one per cent of the total lawyer population of any state or Canadian province.
Wilbur A. Glahn, III