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Bar News - February 18, 2011

Midyear Meeting Draws Sellout Crowd

More than 500 Bar members turned out recently for the 2011 Midyear Meeting and Professionalism Day events at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester on Feb. 4. This is the second year in a row that the event ran at full capacity.
  • Mark Curriden, Sean Carter enthralled the audience at morning and afternoon CLE programs.
  • At lunch, the Bar formally greeted Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis, who recounted her perspective of 30 years on the bench and the "perfect storm" of technology advancements and budget pressures. (Read her remarks.)
  • Members recognized the "Greatest Generation," and applauded colleagues who received MYM Awards. (Read about the MYM Award winners.)
  • In the evening, Judge Philip Hollman was recognized as a NH Bar Foundation Honorary Fellow, Susan Leahy spoke about civic education, members of the Supreme Court joined Hollman in a song, and John Maher spoke about the Foundationís role as the philanthropy of the legal profession. (See photos from the Bar Foundation Fellows and Donors Reception.)

Panelists at the morning CLE program, Contempt of Court: (l-r) Philip McLaughlin of the McLaughlin Law Office, NHCLU Attorney Barbara Keshen, UNH School of Law Professor Albert "Buzz" Scherr, USDC-NH Chief Judge Steven McAuliffe, and speaker/author Mark Curriden.
NHBA President-Elect Jennifer Parent, of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, stands with NHBA Leadership Academy participant Adam Hescock of the NH Public Defender office.

Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis is applauded following her remarks.
NHBA President Marilyn McNamara and Bar members applaud the "Greatest Generation."

Humorist-at-Law Sean Carter speaks during the afternoon CLE: Passion of the Barrister.
From left, NHBA President Marilyn McNamara, NHBA Legal Services Director Virginia Martin, Jack Middleton of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, and L. Jonathan Ross Award winner, Steven Scudder.
Leadership Academy participant Abby Sykas, of the Sykas Law Office, and Elizabeth Baron of Burnham & Associates, at the start of the morning CLE program.

James Laboe of Orr & Reno and NHBA Board Member Christopher Meier of Cooper, Cargill & Chant during the afternoon break.
Attorneys wait in line to get their books signed by author and morning CLE speaker Mark Curriden.
Members circulate during a program break and visit with program sponsors and exhibitors.
Kimon Zachos, of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, and Kirk Simoneau (back to camera), of Nixon Raiche, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau, talk during an afternoon program break.

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