Bar News - November 18, 2015
Lawyers Invited to Play in Pro Bono Hockey Game
Two NH Bar members who enjoy playing hockey are translating their love of the game into a fundraising opportunity for the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program.
Attorneys Rory Parnell and Neil Nicholson are organizing a hockey game featuring NH Bar members to take to the ice Jan. 16, 2016, from 4:20-5:20 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, immediately before a Monarchs game. They are seeking additional players at all skill levels.
The cost is $175 per player, which comes with four tickets to the NH Pro Bono hockey game and the Monarchs game that follows, a NH Pro Bono hockey jersey, and remaining donation to NH Pro Bono. There are jersey sponsor opportunities at $500 each.
“The goal here is to provide an opportunity to raise some awareness and money for the NH Pro Bono Referral Program,” said Nicholson, who regularly plays hockey with other members of the bar, including Parnell, Ray Raimo, Ron Caron, John Cronin and Hon. Paul Lawrence. Parnell serves on the NH Pro Bono Program Board of Directors. Nicholson acknowledged that the goal is to have some fun with this event as well. “I’ve been slashed and hooked by Ray Raimo for the past 15 years and thought it was time that he share his unique skillset with other bar members.”
If you are interested in participating in the event as a player or spectator, please contact Nicholson at email@example.com or (603) 856-8441 prior to Dec. 31.
The NH Pro Bono Referral Program coordinates unpaid private attorneys who volunteer to help low-income people with non-criminal legal problems and needs. Pro Bono is a private (non-government), nonprofit operated through, and supported by, the New Hampshire Bar Association. Pro Bono partners with NH Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) to serve low-income families and individuals with basic legal issues. A small staff runs Pro Bono, recruiting attorneys and coordinating training programs, reviewing applications for assistance, referring and overseeing cases and providing volunteer attorneys with supportive services.