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Bar News - October 18, 2017


NH Bar Foundation: Annual Dinner Celebrates Bar Foundationís 40th Anniversary

A sunny day, a milestone anniversary, and good company gathered for a good cause made the NH Bar Foundationís Annual Dinner on Sept. 12 a resounding success.

More than 170 people attended the event at the Manchester Country Club, which marked the foundationís 40th anniversary. Judge Susan Carbon, a national authority on domestic violence issues and a past president of the NH Bar Association, discussed the Bar Foundationís support of domestic violence prevention initiatives as an example of the foundationís important work over the years.

The dinner also featured the presentation of the Frank Rowe Kenison award to John Burwell Garvey, of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the Robert E. Kirby Award to Rory Parnell, of the Parnell, Michels & McKay law firm in Londonderry, NH.

All photos by Kate Brindley.


Londonderry attorney Rory Parnell accepted the 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award at the NH Bar Foundationís 40th anniversary celebration on Sept. 12.

John Burwell Garvey of UNH Law accepts the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Sept. 12.

NH Circuit Court Judge Susan Carbon addresses the crowd at the 40th anniversary event.

NHBF Past Chairs, left to right, standing: Tom Richards, Hon. Philip Hollman (ret.), Russell Hilliard, Paul Chant, Kevin Devine and Emily Rice; seated: Paul McEachern, Jack Middleton and Charles DeGrandpre.

Recipients of the Kirby award. Left to right, standing: Jim Tenn, Dan Feltes, Hon. Joseph Laplante, Mary Tenn, Holly Haines, and Jaye Rancourt; seated: Diane Murphy Quinlan, Rory Parnell, and Jennifer Parent.

Recipients of the Kenison award. Left to right, standing; Marcia Sink, Hon. Francis Frazier (ret.), Hon. Susan Carbon, Hon. Kenneth McHugh (ret.), Jack Middleton, Hon. Amy Messer, Nina Gardner, John Tobin, and John Garvey; seated: Hon. James Duggan (ret.), NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis, and Hon. John Broderick (ret.).

Attorney and mediator Dennis Ducharme introduces 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award recipient Rory Parnell.

US District Court Chief Judge Joseph Laplante introduced John Burwell Garvey, recipient of the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award.

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