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Bar News - June 17, 2015

Broderick Tribute at NHBA Annual Meeting

Hon. John Broderick Jr.
Former Chief Justice John Broderick Jr., will receive a special New Hampshire Bar Association Presidentís Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting on June 19 in Portsmouth. A photographic tribute tracing his accomplishments throughout a long career in the law and public service will cap the Annual Meeting banquet.

After a successful career as a trial lawyer in Manchester, Broderick was appointed to the NH Supreme Court in 1995, and was appointed chief justice in 2004, serving until November 2010. A dynamic leader as chief justice, he formed task forces to study various aspects of the judicial system, including issues related to self-represented litigants, and launched the Innovation Commission, the recommendations of which led to a major restructuring of the court system and the NH e-Court Project initiative.

A past president of the NH Bar Association (1990-91), he served on the board of the national Legal Services Corporation until 2010. After stepping down from the bench, he served as dean of the UNH School of Law from 2011 until 2014 when he took over as executive director of the Warren Rudman B. Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy for the past year. As a judge and as dean, he was a champion for civil legal services, encouraging more pro bono participation by larger law firms and serving as fundraising chair of the Campaign for Legal Services.

The NHBA Annual Meeting banquet also features the passing of the leadership gavel from 2014-15 President Lisa Wellman-Ally to incoming president Mary Tenn, and the graduation of the NHBA Leadership Academy Class of 2015.

The Honors & Awards luncheon will feature the presentation of the Dufresne Professionalism award to Superior Court Judge John Kissinger and the Distinguished Service to the Profession Award to John Garvey, director of the nationally recognized Daniel Webster Honors Scholars Program.

Circuit Court Judge Pamela Albee, the recipient of the William A. Grimes Judicial Professionalism Award, will not be at the meeting; her award will be presented at an upcoming meeting of the Carroll County Bar Association.

Look for photos and more coverage of the meeting on the website and in the July 15 issue of Bar News.

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