Bar News - May 21, 2014
NH Bar Foundation News: NH Bar Foundation Award Nominations
July 1 Deadline
Robert E. Kirby Award
Bob Kirby was a rising star known by his partners and by opposing counsel as an honest, smart, and professional lawyer with a charismatic personality. He died of a sudden illness in 1996, just 35 years old. The Bar Foundation is pleased to continue Kirbyís legacy as an enduring reminder of what it means to be a great lawyer in New Hampshire by presenting an award in his name each year to an attorney.
The award is given to a practitioner 35 years old or younger who demonstrates excellent advocacy and civility.
Frank Rowe Kenison Award
A landmark judicial figure not only in New Hampshire but nationally, the Honorable Frank Rowe Kenison (1907-1980) served as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1952 to 1977. He was an exquisite legal thinker who committed his life to the legal system, education about the law, and the promise of equal justice for all,
The Kenison award is presented annually to a person or group making a substantial contribution to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession or the advancement of legal thought.
For a list of past recipients and nomination forms, please visit the NH Bar Foundationís website.
Both awards will be presented at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Event on Wednesday, September 23 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester.