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Bar News - November 19, 2014

NHBA Midyear Meeting: Feb. 27, 2015 - Bringing Professionalism Alive
And the Nominees Are...

The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 annual Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service, the Distinguished Service to the Public Award and the Outstanding Service in the Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award.

Additionally, the NH Bar Gender Equality Committee is seeking nominations for its Philip S. Hollman Gender Equality Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization that promotes gender equality through leadership and educating others. Nominees can be Bar members, law firm or court employees, or employees of state departments or agencies that are part of the legal system.

These awards will be presented at the 2015 NHBA Midyear Meeting on Feb. 27, 2015.

Visit the bar’s website for more information about the awards, eligibility requirements and the nomination form for the public sector award.

Nominations must be in the form of a written narrative. Previous nomination submissions may be considered upon written request, with the submission of updated information. Nomination for the Hollman Award should be submitted by Dec. 15 to Gender Equality Committee Liasion Rosemarie Atwood at

Nominations for all other awards should be submitted by Dec. 19 to: NHBA MYM Award, 2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.

Two national speakers will take the stage to deliver a full day of education programming at the 2015 Midyear Meeting at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester on Friday, Feb. 27.

The New Hampshire Bar Association’s largest gathering of members each year, Midyear Meeting also offers a great opportunity to, in-person and “live,” renew or create connections in your profession -- at an unbeatable price.

Educational sessions at this year’s meeting will focus on improving communication and decision-making skills to enhance your practice, and work more effectively with clients and more efficiently in the workplace.

Cynthia Sharp, a lawyer and business development expert, will share insights and pointers on communicating effectively – with clients, colleagues (above or below you in the hierarchy), and other people you encounter in your professional life.

Michael Rubin, a lawyer, adjunct law professor and humorist, presents a lively – yes, lively – program on ethical choices and concerns applicable to lawyers in any setting.

Sharp, a tax lawyer by training, spent 30 years building a successful niche law practice. She then sold her interest in the practice and established The Sharper Lawyer, a fully accredited CLE provider and attorney business-coaching entity. Sharp has established a national presence as an author and speaker on topics of ethics in the context of practice management and marketing. She lectures extensively to law firms, bar associations and other legal organizations.

Michael Rubin, a nationally-known public speaker and raconteur, brings a unique combination of scholarship, humor, and careful use of multi-media, to his presentations for legal audiences throughout the US, Canada, and England. He is also a novelist and professional jazz pianist who has performed in New Orleans’ French Quarter. And, he practices law full time as one of the managing partners of McGlinchey Stafford, a multi-state law firm in Louisiana.

Details and registration information on the CLE programs and the Midyear Meeting awards luncheon will be available soon at

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