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Bar News - March 16, 2016

NH Bar Association Board Election Starts April 1
2016 NHBA Board Candidate Slate

President-Elect: Scott Harris (nominated by board, one-year term) – McLane Middleton

Vice President: David McGrath (one-year term) – Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

Governor-at-Large: John Curran (incumbent, three-year term) – Curtin, Murphy & O’Reilly

County Governors (two-year terms)
Belknap County
Kristin Fields – Martin, Lord & Osman
Carroll County
Jim Cowles – Walker & Varney
Hillsborough North
Dan Will – Devine Millimet
Hillsborough South
Cathy Shanelaris (incumbent) – Shanelaris & Schirch
Strafford County
Sarah Lavoie – Burns Bryant
Sullivan County
No petitions submitted

ABA Association Delegate Jennifer Parent (two-year term) – McLane Middleton

David McGrath on Ballot as Vice President

Ballots for the NH Bar Association Board of Governors elections will be sent to active members via email on April 1. There are no contested races for board seats this year, and no petitions were filed in nomination of a board member to represent Sullivan County by the March 1 deadline.

David McGrath, currently representing Hillsborough County North, is running for vice president, while Scott Harris, nominated by the Board, is on the ballot for President-elect. (Due to the resignation of David Ruoff, Harris, if elected, will fulfill the duties of President in the coming year.)

Biographical material and statements on the nominees will be available with the ballots.

Many web mail services and email applications filter bulk email messages in an attempt to limit the number of unwanted email messages delivered to inboxes. Because the NHBA Board of Governors election ballot is sent as a bulk email message from ElectionsOnline, it may end up in Bar members’ email spam folders. To ensure ballots are received, association members are encouraged to ask IT personnel to white-list or check for instructions on how to white-list email addresses for some common email applications.

Members who do not receive their electronic ballots and who would like to vote online, or who have questions about voting, should email Denice DeStefano at Upon request, the Bar will provide a traditional paper ballot.

Online voting will begin April 1 and conclude April 15. An email containing a link and passcode will be sent from on April 1. Members who have not voted by April 8 will receive an email reminder.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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