Bar News - August 17, 2012
Jack Middleton Receives ABA Award
Jack B. Middleton, chair of the NH Bar Foundation and an NHBA past president, earlier this month received the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) Fellows award in Chicago at the NCBP Annual Meeting.
Jack Middleton speaks after receiving the National Conference of Bar Presidents Fellows award in Chicago.
(Photo by John Maher).
The NCBP Fellows Award was established in 2005 to honor an outstanding past president of a bar association that has demonstrated a continuing commitment to leadership, service, the work of the organized bar and the purposes of the NCBP. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of achievement or exceptional service to lawyers or the public.
As noted in the nomination submitted last December by NHBA Executive Director Jeannine McCoy and 2011-2012 President Jennifer Parent:
"Jackís legal career, which to date spans 55 years, has been one of leadership and service to the legal profession, to the professionís associations, to the justice system, and to the public on local, regional and national levels. Jack continues to actively practice today.... Jack epitomizes the award criteria."
Middleton led the NHBA as President from 1979 to 1980, and chaired the NH Bar Foundation from 1983 to 1990 and returned to lead the NHBF in 2011. He also has served as president of the NCBP, the New England Bar Association and the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF), as well as secretary of the American Bar Association.
Among his many other recognitions, he received the NH Bar Foundationís Frank Rowe Kenison award in 2004.