Bar News - December 18, 2009
Bar Foundation News: Don Hebert Appointed to IOLTA Grants Committee
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald F. (Don) Hebert of Concord to the IOLTA Grants Committee. His five-year term starts immediately and runs from fiscal years 2010-2014. He joins attorneys Leslie Nixon, Jamie Hage, Michael Fuerst and Ruth Ansell on the five-member IOLTA Grants Committee.
Throughout his career, Hebert has worked for the constituencies served by the IOLTA funds, both by providing direct representation and by serving on the boards and committees which guide the programs. "I will apply the lessons learned from these experiences when making the difficult choices required of the IOLTA Grants Committee," said Hebert.
"Representing those who are unable to afford lawyers has always been a significant part of my practice," he continued. Hebert has twice been the recipient of the Presidentís award for pro bono service at the county level, and has received the L. Jonathan Ross award for Outstanding Legal Services to the Poor. He has served on the DOVE panel since the program was founded.
In other areas of endeavor, Hebert has also been a coach and judge for the Law Related Educationís mock trial program, both at the high school and grade school levels.
As a member of the Bar Associationís Board of Governors and various Bar committees, Hebert has seen first hand the work done by the organizations supported by IOLTA funds. He believes these funds represent the spirit of giving through pro bono service that distinguishes the legal profession from all others. "I look forward to serving on the IOLTA Grants Committee on behalf of all of our members," he said.
Hebert has been in private practice for 20 years in Grafton and Merrimack Counties. He served as the Grafton County representative to the Bar Association Board of Governors and as an at-large member of the board. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1975 and from Vermont Law School in 1989. A sole practitioner in Bristol, NH from 1992 until 1999, he thereafter formed Hebert & Uchida with former NH Bar President Richard Uchida.
After a sabbatical in 2007, during which he attended Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, and the American Airlines training facility in Dallas, Texas, he and Maria Dolder formed the Concord law firm of Hebert & Dolder.
The NH Bar Foundation welcomes Don Hebert to the IOLTA Grants Committee.