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Bar News - April 17, 2009

2009 Annual Meeting

Details coming soon regarding a special event developed by the New Lawyers’ Committee, for new lawyers admitted within the past 3 years, to sample the experience of the Annual Meeting as a day-tripper.

Mount Washington Hotel Burnished by $50 Million Renovation

The Mount Washington Hotel just completed a $50 million restoration and renovation to revitalize this jewel of the White Mountains.
Extensive upgrades include a new spa and conference center in addition to improvements of individual rooms and outdoor pool area.

Recently listed among the top ten "Best Mountain Hotels" in the world by, the Mount Washington Hotel has recently seen restoration of the 900-foot wrap-around Veranda, Great Hall and Dining Room.

An Adventure Desk located in the Great Hall was added as part of the project. This resource offers advice and planning for each guest to create customized itineraries.

In response to the growing demand for meeting space at the Resort, approximately 20,000 square-feet of meeting and event space has been added.

Known as the Presidential Wing, the new meeting spaces are designed to host meetings of any size, from the most intimate of groups up to 1,000-person events and complement the existing structures, while preserving the legendary views from the South Veranda.

A 25,000 square-foot, full-service spa and salon also has recently opened, which incorporates the natural beauty of the Mount Washington Resort’s surroundings with an emphasis on holistic spa services.

Going outside, visitors find the 18-hole Donald Ross-designed Mount Washington Course has been restored, earning the #1 spot in Golfweek’s state-by-state golf course ratings list.

CLE Video Replays at Annual Meeting

NHBA CLE will have more details soon on a Friday afternoon video replay of the April 8, 2009 Real Estate Title Examination Standards CLE program (2 hours).

And Saturday breakfast program featuring a video replay of an Ethics program in a musical format, produced by the Oklahoma Bar Association. This program WILL qualify for NHMCLE credit.

Grimes Judicial Award Nominations Sought

The Bar’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system and the Association. We need your help!

Nominations are sought for the Justice William A. Grimes Award For Judicial Professionalism. Established in 1999 to honor the memory of Justice William A. Grimes, this award is presented to a judge that best fits the following [with apologies for the gender-related-datedness of the John Adams quote]:
"The judges therefore should always be men of learning and experience
in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness
and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests;
they should not be dependent upon any man or body of men."
John Adams, 1776

Nominations for this award should be submitted by May 8 to:
Denice DeStefano, NHBA Annual Meeting Awards
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-3502

Previous recipients of the Justice William A. Grimes Judicial Professionalism Award include:

2008     Hon. Raymond A. Cloutier
2007     Marital Master Martha W. Copithorne
2005     Hon. Paul H. Lawrence
2004     Hon. John R. Maher
2003     Hon. Carol Ann Conboy,
            Hon. Kathleen A. McGuire, 
            Hon. Patricia C. Coffey, 
            Hon. Robert E. K. Morrill
2002     The New Hampshire Supreme Court Bench – 
            Hon. David A. Brock, Chief Justice, 
            Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr., 
            Hon. Joseph P. Nadeau, 
            Hon. Linda S. Dalianis, 
            Hon. James E. Duggan
2001     Hon. Gerald F. Giles
2000     Marital Master Peter Bourque
1999     Hon. Walter Murphy

Honorary Members Recognized

Every year, the NH Bar Association honors those members on the 50th anniversary of their admission (in any state) to the practice of law.

Bar Association dues are waived for members attaining honorary status, and they are recognized at the Honors and Awards Banquet Friday, June 26.

In upcoming editions of Bar News, these members will be given an opportunity to provide their colleagues with their reminiscences, brief summaries of their careers and their advice to upcoming generations of attorneys.

Honorary Members - 2009
Homer S. Bradley, Jr., Bradley & Faulkner, Keene
Edward D. Bureau, Grinnell & Bureau, Derry
Robert Christy, Law Office of Robert Christy, Manchester
*Alfred J. Cirome, Cirome & Harb, Haverhill, MA
*Vincent J. Iacopino, Newbury
Peter V. Millham, Wescott Dyer Fitzgerald & Nichols, Laconia
Joel Jay Rogge, Rogge Law Office, Ipswich, MA
*Robert J. White, Strafford, NH

* Indicates inactive or inactive retired status. Law firm affiliation, if listed, was last affiliation before retirement.

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