Now Accepting Nominees…
Nominations are sought for two award to be presented at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Nominations will be accepted through June 30.
2016 Frank Rowe Kenison Award
The Kenison Award recognizes an individual (or individuals) who makes substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought. Nomination form.
Frank Rowe Kenison (1907-1980) was a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association for 48 years, and served as Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1952 to 1977. He was an exquisite legal thinker who committed his life to the legal system, education about the law, and the promise of equal justice for all.
Recent Kenison Award recipients have included Chief Justice Linda Dalianis, Judge Ken McHugh and Amy Messer, Claire Ebel, and the late David Nixon.
2016 Robert E. Kirby Award
The Robert E. Kirby Award was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Bob Kirby, a young lawyer "of great skill, civility and good humor" who died that year at the age of 35. Kirby was an attorney with the Concord law firm of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.
The purpose of the award is to honor Bob's memory and to remind all of us that decency, courtesy and perspective neither inhibits nor defeats excellent advocacy. The Kirby Award recipient is an attorney 35 years old or younger who demonstrates the traits of civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy. Nomination form.
Recent recipients include Jonathan Eck (2015), Julian Jefferson (2014) and (now NH Senator) Dan Feltes (2013).