Bar News - June 17, 2015
NH Bar Foundation News: Foundation Awards: Do You Know a Deserving Person?
Judge Kenneth McHugh and Amy Messer, legal director at the Disability Rights Center - NH, were co-recipients of the Frank Rowe Kenison Award at the NH Bar Foundation Dinner in 2014.
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is seeking nominations from members of the New Hampshire Bar Association for the 2015 Robert E. Kirby and Frank Rowe Kenison awards to be presented at the Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17. The deadline for nominations is July 1.
The Kirby award recognizes lawyers, age 35 or younger, whose traits of civility, courtesy, perspective, and excellent advocacy are distinguishing characteristics of their professional practice. The Robert E. Kirby Award was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Bob Kirby, a young lawyer “of great skill, civility, and good humor” who died that year at the age of 35. Robert E. Kirby Award nomination form.
The Frank Rowe Kenison Award is presented to an individual (or group) whose contributions to the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought have bettered the lives of New Hampshire citizens. Frank Rowe Kenison (1907-1980) served as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1952 to 1977, and developed a national reputation for the clarity of his judicial opinions. Frank Rowe Kenison Award nomination form.
A list of former award recipients is published on the NH Bar Foundation’s website, under Bar Foundation Awards.