Bar News - March 19, 2010
Parent, Vogelman Seek NHBA Leadership Posts
Lawrence A. Vogelman, currently an NHBA Governor-at-Large, is running without opposition for Vice President of the New Hampshire Bar Association in the 2010 NHBA Board of Governors’ elections.
At the top of the ballot is current NHBA Vice President Jennifer L. Parent, who was nominated by the Board of Governors as President-Elect, according to the NHBA Constitution & Bylaws. Parent would succeed Marilyn B. McNamara, who assumes office as Bar President at the conclusion of the 2010 Annual Meeting on June 26. All of the other candidates on the ballot were nominated by petition.
Balloting began March 15 when e-mails were sent out to active-status members in the NHBA’s first online election (see sidebar). The voting will be completed by April 15.
The ballots provide candidates’ statements and biographical information.
The candidates seeking office this year are:
President-Elect: Jennifer L. Parent - McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton PA - Manchester
Vice President: Lawrence A. Vogelman - Nixon Raiche Vogelman Barry & Slawsky PA - Manchester
Governor-at-Large: (1 vacancy) - Eric D. Cook - Portsmouth
Belknap: Catherine Broderick - Wescott Dyer Fitzgerald & Nichols PA - Laconia
Carroll: Christopher T. Meier *- Cooper Cargill Chant PA – North Conway
Hillsborough North: Victor W. Dahar, Jr.* - Dahar Professional Association - Manchester
Hillsborough South: Robert M. Shepard * - Smith-Weiss & Shepard PC - Nashua
Strafford: Christopher T. Regan * - Bamford Dedopoulos & Regan - Durham
Sullivan: Tanner Z. Nolin - Dunn Law Office - Claremont
Association ABA Delegate: Russell F. Hilliard * - Upton & Hatfield LLP - Portsmouth
Candidates marked with an asterisk are seeking re-election for two-year terms.
NHBA Board Election Balloting Online
Bar members with valid e-mail addresses on file should have received e-mails with information on how to vote online for the 2010 NHBA Board of Governors election.
Those Bar members without e-mail addresses will receive correspondence through the mail with instructions on how to log-in to vote or how to request a paper ballot.
All balloting must be completed by April 15.
Online voting through a secure website, which validates the eligibility of voters while preserving their anonymity, makes voting easier for members and has the potential to increase overall voter participation while reducing costs. NHBA members, at a Nov. 3, 2008 meeting, approved amendments to the NHBA Constitution & Bylaws to permit electronic voting.
Both direct and indirect costs of conducting the annual election will be lower using the electronic distribution method, said NHBA Executive Director Jeannine L. McCoy. All counting will be done electronically and safeguards are in place to ensure that a Bar member can vote only once.
Questions about the balloting can be directed to Denice DeStefano, assistant executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org.