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Bar News - October 15, 2014

NH Bar Foundation News: Hundreds Attend Bar Foundation Dinner

Nearly 200 paying guests turned out for the Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 23 to celebrate a good cause and honoring good people. Jennifer Parent and Jonathan Eck co-chaired a committee including John Arnold, Lisa Hall, Adam Mordecai, James O’Shaughnessy and Ned Sackman to sign up dinner sponsors. The dinner is the only fundraising event held by the NH Bar Foundation.

In addition to the Kenison and Kirby awards, Darlene Schmidt Brandt of Centrix Bank was honored for her many years of advocacy and support of the IOLTA program. Entertainment was provided by Rico Barr & the Jumpin’ Jazz Review, led by Salem attorney Ralph Barbagallo.ipating lawyers and banks of the NH Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program. IOLTA funding is a critical source of funding for civil legal services for the poor in New Hampshire, and for programs promoting awareness of our legal system.

2014 recipient Julian Jefferson, is pictured with eleven past Kirby award recipients.

Julian Jefferson, Kirby award recipient, addresses the Bar Foundation crowd.

Retired Judge Kenneth McHugh, co-recipient of the Kenison award.

Amy Messer, Kenison award co-recipient with Richard Cohen, executive director of Disability Rights Center-NH.

Darlene Schmidt-Brandt of Centrix Bank (at left) accepted a special award presented by board member Ellie Cochrane, honoring efforts to promote banks’ role in IOLTA.
Thanks to ‘Jazz for Justice’ Sponsors

Louis Armstrong Level
• McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton

Duke Ellington Level
• Hinckley, Allen & Snyder
• People’s United Bank
• Riverstone Resources

Charlie Parker Level
• Bernstein Shur
• Brennan Lenehan
• Devine Millimet
• NH Bar Association

Benny Goodman Level
• Ansell & Anderson

Benny Goodman Level
• Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon
• Nixon Vogelman Barry Slawsky & Simoneau
• Pierce Atwood
• Rath, Young and Pignatelli
• Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
• Tenn & Tenn

Count Basie Level
• NHBA Insurance Agency
• Upton & Hatfield

And a special thanks to...
• Attorney Ralph Barbagallo

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