Bar News - June 18, 2010
Webster Scholars Continue to Trail-Blaze
The Webster Scholars Program, unique in the nation as an alternative bar examination program that tests students’ lawyering skills as well as their analytic powers, graduated 14 more students in May.
The third group of Webster Scholars takes their oath of admission to the New Hampshire Bar last month.
The 14 Webster Scholars – the third group in the program – were sworn into the Bar on May 14, the day before their graduation from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
John Garvey, director of the program, praised the graduates in remarks at the swearing-in, calling them "pioneers courageous enough to blaze a new path in legal education." He added: "We know you are ready."
Chief Justice Broderick and Justice Linda Dalianis encouraged the students to celebrate their achievement and revere the responsibilities of the privilege they have earned. "People die for rooms like this," Chief Justice Broderick observed, referring to the opportunity for a citizens’ case to be heard in a courtroom.
Marilyn McNamara, president-elect of the Bar Association, spoke about the joys and terrors of going to court, and urged the admittees to make use of their Bar Association. "The NH Bar is ready to help you lead the life you want in the profession you love," she said.
Admitted to the New Hampshire Bar – May 14, 2010
Philip Vincent Apruzzese, Concord
Kristen Renae Blanchette, Concord
Matthew Turner Broadhead, Manchester
Jennifer Lynn Codding, St. Petersburg, FL
Christina Ann Ferrari, Merrimack
Lynne Guimond Findlay, Penacook
Heather Anita Flanner, Concord
MaryBeth Lynn Misluk, Concord
James Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Manchester
Emelia Ann Smallidge, Concord
Evan Dly Szarenski, Concord
Bryan Joseph Townsend, II, Concord
John Louis Ward, Epping
Hanna Anastasia Wason, Penacook