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Bar News - January 13, 2012

NH Bar Foundation: Justice Funds Initiative for Law Firms Launched

New Hampshire Bar Foundation
Announces the Justice Funds Initiative


From the law firm of
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A.

To create the

The McLane Fund
in honor of Jack B. Middleton

For more information on the Justice Funds Initiative, contact John R. Maher, Bar Foundation Director of Development,
The Law:
It has honored us;
May we honor it.

                        –Daniel Webster

The NH Bar Foundation promotes philanthropy dedicated to ensuring that all people in New Hampshire, especially those of limited means, are able to understand and participate fully in the justice system.

The Bar Foundation serves as the unique charitable institution for members of the NH Bar Association and other who wish to make financial gifts in the spirit of "honoring the law."

The Justice Funds Initiative provides the opportunity for law firms to participate in this endeavor by creating a Justice Fund in the firm’s name. These funds can serve as a source of income for an undesignated purpose that helps the Bar Foundation fulfill its mission, or a firm can choose to direct the fund’s proceeds to a concept or entity that reflects the firm’s values.

The NH Bar Foundation has partnered with the NH Charitable Foundation to provide a simple, secure way to honor your legacy.

At right, we have announced the creation of the first Justice Fund, by a gift of the McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton law firm. Read more about this effort in the next issue of the Bar News.

For more information about the Justice Funds Initiative, please contact John R. Maher, NH Bar Foundation Development Director at or 603 498-6399. Or contact Jack B. Middleton, Chair, NH Bar Foundation, at or at 603 628-1446.

Coming soon…Kirby Award Nominations

Information coming soon on submitting nominations for the Robert E. Kirby Award, presented annually by the Bar Foundation to a practitioner 35 years old or younger who demonstrates excellent advocacy and civility.

The award is named for Robert E. Kirby, a 35-year-old lawyer of great skill, civility and good humor, who died on Aug. 28, 1996. A panel of judges, drawn from members of the judiciary, federal and state, selects the recipient.

Visit to read about the award and view a list of past nominees.

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