Bar News - October 17, 2008
Peter McDonough Receives Thomas More Award
The Catholic Lawyers Guild will present its third annual St. Thomas More Award at the Red Mass Dinner at C.R. Sparks in Bedford on Oct. 9. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $25 per person; it follows the Red Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Manchester at 5:15 p.m.
This year, the St. Thomas More Award will be given to Peter McDonough, an attorney from Manchester. Atty. McDonough served as an assistant Hillsborough county attorney from 1975 to 1986. In 1987, he was elected as Hillsborough County Attorney, a position he held until 2003. Since 2003, he has served as a hearings examiner for the New Hampshire Department of Safety.
The St. Thomas More Award recognizes a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of St. Thomas More, the patron saint of lawyers, who was known for his uncompromising commitment to God’s law, and for having the courage to resist political pressure and exigencies.