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Bar News - October 15, 2014


Section Connection: NHBA Sections Recognize and Engage Members
Daniel Webster Award

Ric St. Hilaire

The NHBA International Law Section, at its meeting Thursday, Oct. 30, will present attorney Ric St. Hilaire with the annual Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Award. A short reception will follow the meeting, which will be held at the Sheehan Phinney law firm in Manchester.

St. Hilaire, a former prosecutor, has been developing a law practice emphasizing cultural property law, criminal justice, nonprofit law, and government affairs. He teaches cultural property law at Plymouth State University’s Heritage Studies Program, serves on the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, and is active in the American Bar Association’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee. He has written for and been quoted in national and international publications regarding stolen art and other legal aspects of museum work and private art collecting, and was profiled in the July issue of Bar News.

Past recipients of the award include: George Bruno (2013), Robert McDaniel (2012), Michael Gunnison (2011), Hon. Kathleen McGuire (2010), Hon. John Coughlin (2009), Maurice Geiger (2008), Phillip Walker (2007), and Michael Th. Johnson (2006, first recipient).

Energy Generation Update

The Telecommunications, Energy & Utilities Law Section’s lunch meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Bar Center will feature two New Hampshire Bar members who are on the staff of ISO New England, a private organization that coordinates the energy grid and wholesale energy market, and does energy supply planning for the New England region. Michael Giaimo and Greggory Wade will provide an overview and introduction on the New England power system and wholesale electricity markets, and will discuss the expanding role of natural gas in the region, the risk of generation retirements, and other regional energy issues and challenges.


Jonathan Shirley

Steven Slovenski

Anthony Galdieri
Business Litigation Section Officers

At its last meeting, the Business Litigation Section elected new section officers. Elected chair was Jonathan Shirley, of Devine Millimet & Branch. Steven Slovenski of Mesmer & Deleault was elected vice chair, and Anthony Galdieri of Nixon Peabody was elected clerk.

Labor Section Celebrates

It was a “special occasion” Labor & Employment Law Section meeting on Sept. 24. The CLE presentation on the intersection of criminal law and employment law by attorneys Andrew Schulman and Anna Peterson was preceded by a round of celebratory cupcakes for those in attendance. Section members sang “Happy Birthday” to Schulman (husband of Section Chair Meg O’Brien) and congratulated Peterson on her upcoming wedding. (Schulman the following week was confirmed for appointment on the NH Superior Court.) The section’s next meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Bar Center. The topic of discussion will be workplace conflict resolution.

For other scheduled section meetings and resources, please check the New Hampshire Bar Association website.


Judge David King
Elder Law Section to Hear from Judge King

Judge David King, deputy administrative judge of the NH Circuit Court, is scheduled to address the NH Bar Association Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Section at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 3 at the Red Blazer restaurant in Concord.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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