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Bar News - August 19, 2011

Legal Community News

Lisa Deane, ACLEA
Lisa Deane, former Continuing Legal Education Director of NHBA and former Admissions Director for Franklin Pierce Law Center, was recently elected president of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). She is currently the Chief Member Services Officer of the State Bar of Arizona.
Stephen Tober, UNH School
of Law Board of Trustees
Stephen Tober, of the Tober Law Offices in Portsmouth and former president of the NH Bar Association and NH Trial Lawyers Association, recently elected to the UNH School of Law’s board of trustees.
Ralph A. Barbagallo, Jr., Rockingham County Bar
Ralph A. Barbagallo, Jr. of Barbagallo Law Office in Salem has been re-elected to the Rockingham County Bar Association board of directors.
Kirk Simoneau, Self-Made in NH
Kirk Simoneau, of Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau in Manchester was one of two runners-up for the Self-Made in New Hampshire Award presented by Brooks Properties. Self Made in New Hampshire is a tribute to people who have truly carved their own place in our state.
Donna Gaudet Hosmer, NHADA
Donna Gaudet Hosmer, General Council for AutoServ Management Corporation, has been elected first vice chair of the board of directors for the NH Automobile Dealers Association for 2011-2012. The NHADA is a statewide trade association, representing the interests of the motor vehicle industry.
Andrea Daly, NAMI
Andrea Daly, of McLane Law Firm in Portsmouth, is being honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for her contributions to the organization. Attorney Daly has served on their Board of Directors for the past five years. NAMI is a non-profit that provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.
John T. Broderick Jr.,
Legal Services Corporation
John T. Broderick, Jr., Dean and President of the University of New Hampshire Law School, was appointed to the Legal Services Corporation Pro Bono Task Force to help develop additional resources to assist low-income Americans. Broderick recently retired as Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court and served as the Bar President from 1990 – 1991. LSC, receives an annual appropriation from Congress to promote equal access to justice and to provide for the delivery of high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.
Gerald Zelin,
National School Boards
Gerald (Jerry) Zelin, of Drummond, Woodsum & MacMahon in Portsmouth, has been invited by the National School Boards Association to serve on the Council of School Attorneys (COSA) IDEA Reauthorization Working Group. The purpose of this group is to create a list of innovative changes to IDEA that improve the law so that it enhances learning for students with disabilities.
Kathleen M. Robinson,
Piscataqua Saving Bank
Kathleen M. Robinson, of Robinson, Boesch & Sennott in Portsmouth, has been elected Corporator for Piscataqua Savings Bank. As Portsmouth’s only mutually owned bank, Piscataqua Savings has long maintained its mission as a community institution with the goal of helping area residents achieve their long-term goals.
John B. Andrews,
Local Government Center
In honor of John B. Andrews, who served as founder and first executive of the NH Municipal Association (now known as the Local Government Center), the Local Government Center has named its scholarship program for children of local government employees and officials the John B. Andrews Scholarship Program.
Bruce Felmly,
USDC Rules Advisory Committee
Bruce Felmly, of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Manchester, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Rules Advisory Committee for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, a group that makes recommendations regarding the rules of practice and internal operating procedures for the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the First Circuit Judicial Council.

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