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Bar News - March 18, 2015

NHBA Board Election Starts April 1

The slate of candidates for the 2015 NHBA Board of Governors election is set, with contested races for seats representing the public sector and out-of-state members.

Those elected will take office in June, when President-elect Mary Tenn of Tenn & Tenn in Manchester will take office as NHBA president.

J. Christopher Marshall of the NH Attorneys General’s Office is running against Jane Taylor, Claremont city solicitor, for a three-year term representing attorneys in the public sector.

Donald Frechette of Locke Lord in Hartford, Conn., is running against Danielle Vanderzanden of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak and Stewart of Boston, Mass., for a new board seat representing the nearly one-third of NH Bar Association members whose primary offices are located outside the state.

This new board seat with a three-year term was approved after the last election cycle, and Vanderzanden was appointed by the board last year to serve until the next election. This is the first time the seat will open up for election by the membership.

David Ruoff of Howard and Ruoff in Manchester has been nominated by the board to run for the position of president-elect. He is running unopposed. Scott Harris of the McLane firm in Manchester was nominated to the position of vice president by petition and is also running unopposed.

Rob Howard of Howard and Urbaitis in Henniker is running unopposed for a three-year term as board secretary, and Peter Hutchins of the Law Offices of Peter E Hutchins in Manchester is running unopposed for a three-year term as treasurer.

Paul Chant of Cooper Cargill Chant in North Conway and Christopher Regan of Bamford Dedopoulos & Regan in Durham are running for two governor-at-large seats.

County governor candidates are as follows: Richard Guerriero Jr. of Lothstein Guerriero in Keene, Cheshire County; Sandra Cabrera of Waystack Frizzell Trial Lawyers in Colebrook, Coos County; Ora Schwartzberg of Ora Schwartzberg Attorney at Law in Playmouth, Grafton County; James Shepard of the Law Office of James A. Shepard in Concord, Merrimack County; Patrick O’Day of O’Day Law Office in Portsmouth, Rockingham County.

The NHBA Board election takes place via online ballots to be sent out April 1 (for a two-week voting period). Complete candidate profiles and statements will be posted with the ballots. The NHBA Board of Governors ballot is sent as a bulk email message from ElectionsOnline.

To avoid it landing in a junk email folder, please white-list the email address

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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