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Bar News - August 17, 2016


In the News
Judge Barbadoro
Tracey Goyette Cote
Michelle Radie-Coffin
Allen Brooks
Mike Lehman
Judge Susan Carbon
D. Michael Noonan
Eric Wilson

US District Judge Paul Barbadoro was appointed by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to serve as chair of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The Executive Committee serves as the senior executive arm of the Judicial Conference.

Tracey Goyette Cote and Michelle Radie-Coffin of Shaheen & Gordon were presenters at the National Business Institute’s Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law seminar on June 15 in Manchester. The two presented on “Immigration Issues in Family Law.”

Hopkinton attorney Allen Brooks and Richard Head, an attorney with SL Environmental Law Group, have been elected to the Five Rivers Conservation Trust (5RCT) Board of Trustees. Mike Lehman of Sulloway & Hollis, was elected to a second three-year term on the board and will serve as its vice president.

NH Circuit Court Judge Susan Carbon made a presentation with Assistant US Attorney Margaret Groban at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in July on firearms in domestic violence cases entitled, “Making a Federal Case out of It: How Can Judicial Officers Increase the Effectiveness of Federal Domestic Violence Firearms Laws?” The session was designed to help state court judges better understand and implement federal firearms laws that pertain to domestic violence civil and criminal cases.

D. Michael Noonan of Shaheen & Gordon has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Eric Wilson of Wilson Bush Durkin & Keefe in Nashua is the author of, Decades of Doubt: the John McCabe Murder Saga, which he and journalist John Turner published with Waldorf Publishing. Inspired by a CBS 48 Hours Murder Mystery, the book follows the case of a 15-year-old boy bound and strangled in Massachusetts in 1969, the ensuing investigation that continued for more than 40 years and the resulting trials.

Parent to Receive Ricker Award

Jennifer Parent

The NH Women’s Bar Association has selected Jennifer Parent, a director at McLane Middleton in Manchester, to receive the 2016 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award.

The award honors an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and performed exemplary public service on behalf of women.

Parent is a founding member and past president of the NHWBA and received the organization’s Trailblazer in Law Award in 2008. She is a past president of the NH Bar.

The award will be presented at the NHWBA Fall Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Concord Country Club.

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