Bar News - November 16, 2012
Legal Association News
NE Bar President
Russell Hilliard of the Upton & Hatfield law firm has been elected president for the 2012-13 year for the New England Bar Association.
NEBA is a convening group for leaders from the six state bar associations in New England. The organization is hosted by each of the six New England states on a rotating basis. In the 2012-2013 year being hosted by New Hampshire, the NEBA will hold its annual meeting in Portsmouth next October.
NH Women’s Bar Mentoring Event: Justice Hicks at a ‘
Table for Eight’
NH Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Gary Hicks was the special guest for the NH Women’s Bar Association "Table for Eight" event Oct. 25.
Joining seven members of the
NHWBA for dinner at Chen Yang Li Restaurant in Bedford, Hicks discussed his path to the bench and answered questions about his role and experience in the judicial system. The group also talked about the importance of the NHWBA and ways for women attorneys to continue to promote and support one another in the practice of law.
"Table for Eight" is a mentoring program that brings an experienced attorney or judge together with seven NHWBA members for dinner and discussions about work, life and other topics in a casual setting. The next event will feature New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy on Feb. 7, 2013.
For more information about the NHWBA or the "Table for Eight" program, visit www.nhwba.org or contact Executive Director Gretchen Pyles.
The Paralegal Association of New Hampshire (PANH) announces its 2012-2013 board members:
President: Catherine D. Allard of Derry. She will also serve as the secondary liaison for the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) and co-editor of the quarterly newsletter, the Annotator. Allard works forthe Manchester law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch.
Vice President: Deborah Jensen of Manchester. Jensen will also serve as annual meeting chair and communication liaison. Jensen works for the Manchester law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.
Treasurer: Denise Descheneau of Manchester. She will also serve as fundraising and publicity chair, and works for the Manchester law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch.
Secretary: Josie Estes of Salem. She will also serve as primary liaison for the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) and as bylaws chair. Estes works for the Whitney Law Offices in Nashua.
Directors at Large: Meghan Brady and Lori Routhier, both of Nashua. Brady will serve as primary liaison for the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and by-laws chair. She works for St. Joseph’s Community Services. Routhier will chair the membership committee and as job board chair. She works for the McLane law firm.
Other elected committee members are: Aniko Bouley, website chair; Stacey Peters, education and scholarship chair; and Erin Murphy, co-editor of the quarterly newsletter, the Annotator.