Bar News - June 15, 2012
NHWBA Tables for Eight Mentoring Program Returns
By: Kara M. Simard
The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association kicked off its 2012 Tables for Eight program on April 12 with Associate Superior Court Justice Marguerite Wageling at Mint Bistro in Manchester. The program continued on May 9, 2012 with the Chief Justice of the Superior Court, the Honorable Tina Nadeau, at Tulsi in Kittery, Maine. The Tables for Eight program began in spring 2010, and its recent renewal has been a huge success.
Tables for Eight is a mentoring program that brings an experienced attorney or judge together with seven NHWBA members for dinner and mentoring in a single evening. The purpose of the program is for the mentor and the other attorneys to share experiences and discuss work, life and any topics of interest in a relaxed and personal setting.
The NHWBA members who attended these events were able to ask Judge Wageling and Chief Justice Nadeau a range of questions and also shared their own stories. Judge Wageling and Chief Justice Nadeau provided valuable advice and tips for appearing in court and what judges expect from attorneys appearing before them. The dinners provided an opportunity for the NHWBA members to network with each other and to speak on a personal level with a judge.
Upcoming Tables for Eight guests will include Hon. Kristin Spath, Hon. Gary E. Hicks, and Hon. John M. Lewis.
The NHWBA is excited for the progress of Tables for Eight and encourages its members to take advantage of the opportunities this program provides. For more information about the Tables for Eight program or about the NHWBA, contact its Executive Director, Gretchen Pyles.
Kara Simard is membership secretary of the NH Women’s Bar Association. She is an associate at Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian.