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Bar News - December 14, 2012

NH Bar Foundation News
Foundation, Campaign Make Joint Appeal

The NH Bar Foundation and the Campaign for Legal Services this year have joined forces to do a combined mailing for end-of-year contributions. The joint effort saves on mailing costs and makes it simpler for contributors to make donations to the two organizations.

A cover letter, co-signed by Gordon J. MacDonald, chair of the 2012 Campaign for Legal Services Leadership Council, and Jack B. Middleton, chair of the NH Bar Foundation, describes the different but complementary missions of the two organizations and includes two remittance envelopes.

The different approaches of the organizations are spelled out. The letter describes two recent projects supported by the Bar Foundation – funding of a statewide legal needs assessment and the Civics in Action initiative that last year sent volunteers to all 58 Rotary Clubs in NH. The letter also describes the role of the Campaign for Legal Services in providing direct support to three providers – NH Legal Assistance, the Legal Advice & ReferralCenter and the NH Bar’s Pro Bono Referral Program.

We encourage all members of the legal community to support the efforts of both organizations.

Kirby, Kenison Award Nominations

The NH Bar Foundation will be asking Bar members to help recognize the efforts of outstanding attorneys by nominating candidates for the Robert E. Kirby and Frank Rowe Kenison awards, to be given at the foundation’s annual event on May 14, 2013.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 1, 2013.

Robert E. Kirby Award for Young Lawyers

The Robert E. Kirby Award is given annually to a practitioner 35 years old or younger who demonstrates excellent advocacy and civility.

Frank Rowe Kenison Award for Contributions to Justice

The Frank Rowe Kenison Award is presented annually to an individual (or individuals) responsible for substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought. Recipients need not be members of the NH Bar Association; the award shall honor an individual or individuals who meet the criteria for the award in its broadest sense.

Nominations should be submitted to the NH Bar Foundation at 2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301, or e-mailed to, by April 1, 2013.

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