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Bar News - June 15, 2016

Pro Bono Staff Recognizes Referral Marathon Volunteers, Board Members

The Pro Bono Referral Program at the NH Bar Association relies on a panel of dedicated, caring volunteer attorneys to take cases, but helping to place cases with those panel members is another big job that the staff of the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program canít do alone.

The staff wishes to thank those attorneys who come to the Bar Center to help the staff refer cases during Referral Marathons. Placing 10 or 20 cases in a day is a huge help to the program, leveraging staff time and resources and getting legal assistance to New Hampshire citizens in need. To volunteer for a future referral marathon, please contact Margaret Gilsenberg.

The following attorneys volunteered to refer cases on May 2 at the Law Day/Public Sector Referral Marathon at the NH Bar Center: Jeff Goodrich, NH Legal Advice & Referral Center; Molly Lynch, DHHS; Stephanie Bray, NH Legal Assistance.

At a referral marathon May 4, the following attorneys volunteers helped refer Pro Bono bankruptcy cases: Mark Cornell, Attorney at Law; Michael Askenaizer, Law offices of Michael S. Askenaizer.

More Pro Bono Board News

The Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament is coming up on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, NH. Sign up today to enjoy a great day on the greens to support improved access to justice in New Hampshire. Register online.

The Pro Bono Program expresses its gratitude to departing board members Charles Greenhalgh and Donald Hebert, for their years of dedicated, valued service.

Greenhalgh, formerly of Cooper Cargill Chant, joined the Pro Bono Board in 2008, bringing a much-needed North Country perspective to the group. Winner of the 2014 L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor, Greenhalgh continued to take family law cases throughout his years on the board and served as a faculty member for Pro Bonoís annual Divorce Camp attorney training program. Greenhalgh was recently confirmed as a judge on the NH Circuit Court bench. He will be very much missed by the Pro Bono board and staff.

Hebert, of Hebert & Dolder, is stepping down from the board after eight years. The 1998 winner of the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor, Hebert brought compassion and dedication to his work on the Pro Bono Board, while continuing to take an average of three or four Pro Bono cases each year, logging hundreds of volunteer hours and helping low-income clients with a variety of issues, from family law to bankruptcy. His perspective and vision for legal services will be greatly missed.

Pro Bono is thrilled to welcome two longtime Pro Bono volunteers as new board members: Judith Ann Fairclough of Orr & Reno will serve a three-year term, and James Shepard, of the Law Offices of James A. Shepard, will serve the final year of Hebertís three-year term.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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