Bar News - March 22, 2017
Court Honors Bradley for Character and Fitness Service
Hanover Attorney on Commmittee for 33 years, Chair Since 1995
The New Hampshire Supreme Court hosted a lunch on March 7 to say thank-you and farewell to Hanover attorney David Bradley, who has served on the Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness for more than 33 years and as chair since 1995.
Bradley is in the process of winding down his law practice, and decided that it was time to move on to new personal challenges.
NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Dalianis presented Bradley with a letter from the court that expresses the court’s appreciation for his work, particularly in crafting the character and fitness standards that are codified in New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42B.
Dalianis stated that Bradley’s effort to provide specific guidance to those seeking admission would be one of his “numerous lasting legacies.”
“You have led the committee with integrity,” the chief justice told Bradley, “keeping in mind the need to protect the public and maintain confidence in the bar, while also understanding that applicants with prior misconduct may have undergone a process of rehabilitation, which makes them suited for admission to the profession... We are grateful for your efforts.”
The lunch was attended by the justices of the court, members and staff of the character and fitness committee, Gordon MacDonald, chair of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, and Bradley’s wife Ann.