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Bar News - June 18, 2014


In the News


John Finnegan

Ralph Barbagallo Jr.

Tara Schoff

Susan Lowry

Kenneth McHugh

Russell Hilliard

Gordon MacDonald
John Finnegan of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers in Boston has been elected president of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association.

Susan Church of Demissie and Church in Cambridge, Mass., was presented with the Massachusetts Chapter 2014 Lawyers Award on May 16. Church is a former NH Public Defender.
Rockingham County Bar Holds Annual Meeting
The Rockingham County Bar Association held its annual meeting at The Rosa Restaurant in Portsmouth on May 21 and elected Ralph Barbagallo Jr. as president, Tara Schoff as vice president, Susan Lowry as treasurer and Raymond Taylor as secretary.

Elected to the board of directors were Melissa Hanlon, Don Blaszka, Paul Pudlowski, Jessica Ecker, immediate past president Katherine Crawford and NHBA Rockingham County Governor Patrick O’Day.

The association also inducted the NH Superior Court Judge Kenneth McHugh and attorney Russell Hilliard of Upton & Hatfield into the Loyal Order of the Rock. The order was re-established to honor members who have practiced law for 30 years or more and have demonstrated their love of law through dedication to their clients, community and colleagues.
New Edition of Civil Practice Book Published
Gordon MacDonald of Nixon Peabody has authored a new edition of a multi-volume book on civil practice and procedure in New Hampshire courts. The fourth edition of MacDonald’s book, New Hampshire Practice: Wiebusch on New Hampshire Civil Practice and Procedure, was released this month by publisher Matthew Bender and Company.

The new edition addresses recent developments in New Hampshire civil practice, including completely revised Superior Court Rules, which became effective Oct. 1, 2013, and brought significant changes to practice in New Hampshire’s principal trial court. The book also discusses the consolidation of three trial courts into the Circuit Court, as well as other changes in statutory and case law.

This edition comes 30 years after the first edition was published in 1984.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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