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Bar News - April 16, 2010

NHBA 2010 Annual Meeting: Five Great Reasons to Attend...

1. It’s a great place to go. If you have lived in NH any length of time at all, you know the hotel is situated in view of Mount Washington and the views are exquisite.

Service and dining at this hotel are among the finest in the country. Don’t take our word for it – the Omni Mount Washington Resort last year was named one of the 10 Best Mountain Hotels in the world by

2. It’s a great place to eat. The resort’s culinary facilities were given the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator 2009, Distinguished Restaurants of North America (2007-2009) and the AAA-Four Diamond Award. Your room rate includes breakfast, evening Reception and Dinner Banquet (for one person or two).

3. It’s all included. Your room rate not only includes great accommodations, but also breakfast and evening Reception and Dinner Banquet.

4. There’s even more for the money – earn NHMCLE credits too. As a registered attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to attend up to four NHBA•CLE’s (two of the CLEs include a light lunch) at no additional cost for meeting attendees staying at the Mt. Washington Resort.

5. Priceless. There is no better way to enjoy informal interactions with your friends and colleagues than in the beautiful setting and fresh air of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

In summation, you’ve earned it. After the year you’ve had, after the year we’ve all had, it’s time to treat yourself.

New Lawyers Host Saturday Events

Social Media - Are You All Thumbs?

Given how people text-message these days, the phrase ‘all thumbs" no longer means clumsy, does it?

The ways in which we communicate are ever-changing. Whether you are a seasoned (and peppered) lawyer bewildered by an onslaught of new technologies, or a new lawyer with a road-warrior’s arsenal of devices, the Annual Meeting’s program is for you.

On Saturday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the New Lawyers’ Committee is presenting a fun, informal workshop to introduce NH lawyers to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The presentation will review and define the many methods now being used, and may help you decide what may be right for you and your practice.

For those of you who are NEW to social media, the workshop covers potential uses of these applications for marketing and research, as well as the ethical issues raised by incorporating these applications into the practice of law.

For those of you who DON’T NEED AN INTRODUCTIION… your participation is welcome, as you’ll have the opportunity to share your expertise with veteran lawyers who, for a change, will be looking to YOU for guidance!

Moderators - Kelleigh Domaingue Murphy & Jon Strasburger

Ethics Game Show Video Replay
Stick around for the NHBA•CLE video replay from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., featuring the panel discussion from the Ethics Game Show, originally presented at the Midyear Meeting. This panel focused on a number of ethical issues arising from the game show – including discussions of how blogging, Facebook "friending" and other social media issues intersect with legal ethics.

Lunch and Outside Fun…
Join us for lunch and more casual conversation. And in the afternoon, head outside for a Volleyball tournament. Visit the website now and join a team!

All this…for How Much?
For Annual Meeting attendees, this roster of programming is free! Or if you do not staying at the Mount Washington, attend the whole day, including lunch, for $25!

Recognizing Bar Members in Transition

At the Friday night Annual Meeting banquet, the following Bar members will be recognized for their service.

Recently Retired Judges

US District Court
Hon.James R. Muirhead

Superior Court
Hon. James J. Barry
Hon. Philip P. Mangones
Hon. Kathleen A. McGuire

Recently Appointed Judges

US District Court
Hon. Landya B. McCafferty

Superior Court
Hon. Jacalyn A. Colburn
Hon. David A. Garfunkel
Hon. Richard B. McNamara
Hon. Marguerite L. Wageling

Family Division
Hon. Jennifer A. Lemire
The Association will also say farewell to outgoing officers and board members.

Immediate Past President
Ellen L. Arnold

Lawrence A. Vogelman

Belknap County Governor
Dorcas J. Gordon

Carroll County Governor
Christopher T. Meier

Hills. (No.) County Governor
Victor W. Dahar, Jr.

Hills. (So.) County Governor
Robert M. Shepard

Strafford County Governor
Christopher T. Regan

Sullivan County Governor
David N. Foley

Association ABA Delegate
Russell F. Hilliard

Nominate a Colleague by May 14

The Bar’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of members and their contribution to the justice system and the Association. Nominations are sought for the following awards (descriptions of the awards):

♦ Justice William A. Grimes Award For Judicial Professionalism
♦ Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award
♦ E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

Nominations for any of these awards should be submitted by May 14th to:
Denice DeStefano
NHBA Annual Meeting Awards
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-3502

Honorary Members – Class of 2010

The following are the members of the New Hampshire Bar Association who are marking 50 years since their first admission to practice law, in New Hampshire or elsewhere in the US.

On Friday, June 25, these members will be honored at the Annual Meeting banquet. As Honorary status members, their NHBA dues will be waived.

Anne M. Howorth
Arthur P. Rogers
Hon. Charles V. Spanos
E. Paul Kelly
Francis X. Quinlan
John S. Holland
Nathaniel K. Brown
Peter G. Hastings
Raymond R. Ouellette
Robert D. Calamari
Hon. Robert Taft
Urville J. Beaumont
Sen. Warren B. Rudman

Learn more about NHBA's Annual Meeting.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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