Bar News - February 17, 2016
2016 Pro Bono Hockey Game
Event co-organizer Rory Parnell, an associate at Parnell Michels and McKay (left) and Kenneth Burlage, assistant Rockingham County Attorney, were hockey teammates at SNHU from 2003-2006.
Thank You to the 2016 Sponsors
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Parnell, Michels & McKay
McCandless & Nicholson
Upton & Hatfield
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell
Inaugural Event in Manchester Raises More than $4,000
Two teams of New Hampshire attorneys hit the ice to battle it out for bragging rights and to raise money to support the NH Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Program. The event, held Jan. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, raised more than $4,000.
The money raised will help support the Pro Bono program, which trains and supports volunteer lawyers as they provide legal representation to low-income citizens of New Hampshire. The program also screens cases and provides litigation support for qualified cases. NHBA Legal Services Director Ginny Martin kicked off the game with a big thanks to the players, sponsors and game organizers Rory Parnell and Neil Nicholson.
Team Justice, in white, prevailed 4-1, gaining an early lead over Team Liberty. Team captains were Ray Raimo, of Raimo and Murphy (Justice) and Hon. Paul Lawrence, retired district court judge (Liberty).
Those who purchased tickets to the game were able to stay to watch the Manchester Monarchs game that followed.
Due to the overlap with the Patriots play-off game, many players and their friends and family headed to nearby establishments to watch the Pats after the game. Several players expressed interest in making the benefit hockey game an annual event.
Learn more about the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program and accepting cases through the program.