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Bar News - July 17, 2009


A New Bar Year Begins

The 2009 Annual Meeting was the occasion for recognition of recently retired Master Pamela Kelly for judicial professionalism; Charles DeGrandpre, longtime commentator on the NH Supreme Court; and Paul Semple, the state’s first Public Defender. Read about Semple, Kelly and DeGrandpre (PDF).

Ellen Arnold, 2008-2009 NHBA President, turned over the Bar leadership to James J. Tenn, Jr., at the Annual Meeting, at Mount Washington Hotel on June 27, 2009.    Charles DeGrandpre accepts Distinguished Service to the Profession award from 2008-9 NHBA President Ellen Arnold.
Honorary members who attended the Annual Meeting included (left to right) Retired judge Vincent Iacopino; Peter Millham; Samuel Bradley; and Joel Rogge.   Retired Superior Court Judge Robert Morrill with his longtime colleague, Judge Carol Ann Conboy, who was sworn in last week to the NH Supreme Court.
James Tenn (center) pictured at Annual Meeting with friends, James A Connor; and R. David DePuy.   Members of the marital bench gathered to celebrate the recognition of their colleague, Hon. Pamela Kelly, recipient of the Grimes Judicial Professionalism award. (Left to right) Marital masters Bruce DalPra; Harriet Fishman (retired); Nancy Geiger; Pamela Kelly (retired); Deborah Rein; and Michael Garner.
Members of the marital bench gathered to celebrate the recognition of their colleague, Hon. Pamela Kelly, recipient of the Grimes Judicial Professionalism award. (Left to right) Marital masters Bruce DalPra; Harriet Fishman (retired); Nancy Geiger; Pamela Kelly (retired); Deborah Rein; and Michael Garner.   James J. Tenn, Jr., (at right), 2009-2010 NHBA President, pictured with his siblings, all lawyers. (Left to right) John Tenn, his twin brother; Annmarie Tenn, and Mary Elizabeth Tenn. James, John and Mary Elizabeth practice together at Tenn And Tenn, in Manchester. Annmarie Tenn is an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston.
Retired District Court Judge Vincent Iacopino, at left, with his son, attorney Michael Iacopino.   Paul Semple (3rd from left) accepts ovation from colleagues and family upon receiving the Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Public award for his longtime service as the first staff attorney, then president of the NH Public Defender program.
At the Annual Meeting dinner on Saturday were (l-r) Daphne Miller, Dennis Haley, Kathryn Kiernan, Cathryn Vaughn, and Michael Kenison, all of the McLane firm.   Among the guests at the Annual Meeting are (l-r) Eric Moskowitz, of Gallagher, Callahan law firm; Joshua Pantesco, of Orr & Reno; and Alicia and John Weaver, of the McLane firm.

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