Calling all Fellows:
Join Us for Fellows Justice Reception - June 8

Union Leader Publisher Joe McQuaid will be a special guest at the NH Bar Foundation Fellows Justice Reception on Wednesday, June 8 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. Arrive at 5:15 p.m. for a private viewing of the museum – program starts at 6:00.

Hon. Arthur Bean
Hon. Arthur Bean
Jack Middleton
Jack Middleton

The event includes recognition of a select number of new Fellows (based on nomination and a record of achievement and excellence in the profession).

Hon. Arthur Bean, a retired Superior Court Associate Justice, will be celebrated with a Distinguished Honorary Fellows Award.

Attorney Jack Middleton will be presented with the first Nixon-Zachos award, in memory of David Nixon and Kimon Zachos, two lawyers whose outstanding legal careers and community service exemplify the public spirit of the profession.

If you are interested in attending, you can purchase your tickets online or contact Program Coordinator Lisha Brosseau.

Wednesday
June 8
Viewing: 5:15 p.m.
Program: 6 p.m.
Hon. John Broderick
Hon. John Broderick

New to the Board Table

Hon. John Broderick, the former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court and former dean of the UNH School of Law, has recently been appointed to a vacant seat on the NH Bar Foundation Board of Directors.

2016 Justice Grant Awards

Two more Justice Grants have been awarded bringing the total to $34,354 in 2016.

Rochester Teen Night

Rochester’s Recreation and Police Department was awarded $2,004 from the Judge Richard F. Cooper Fund to support Rochester Teen Night - a monthly gathering of teens and community volunteers that provides support to at-risk youth in a positive, safe environment.

NH Bar Association / Cooperation with the Courts Committee was awarded $1,050 from the Voluntary Prevention Fund to print and widely distribute a recent comprehensive revision of the Litigation Guidelines and NH Professionalism Creed, approved by the NH Bar Board of Governors.

See a complete list of 2016 Justice Grants.

$700,000 in IOLTA grants to benefit civil legal aid programs

Leadership Circle

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s board of directors has approved $700,000 in grants for civil legal aid programs for the fiscal year starting June 1, 2016.

The board acted on recommendations made by the IOLTA Grants Committee, whose allocation was based on a joint proposal by the four major civil legal aid providers that receive IOLTA funding.

One of the important aspects of IOLTA funding is its unrestricted nature, allowing the participants in the civil legal aid services network to focus on their core areas of services.

Including amounts for the new fiscal year, more than $32 million has been granted by the Bar Foundation since 1982.

Here are the programs funded by this year by IOLTA:

NH Legal Assistance $427,000
NH Pro Bono Referral Program (to include funding for DOVE) $153,750
Law School Loan Assistance Program* $52,500
Disability Rights Center – NH $36,000
Legal Advice & Referral Center $27,250
NHBA Reduced Fee Referral Program $3,500
Total $700,000
*The Law School Loan Assistance Program provides limited loan assistance to attorneys employed by the civil legal aid programs.

IOLTA Grants Committee Seat Open

Seek a seat on a board that performs a vital role but has a limited time commitment each year. The NH Bar Foundation is seeking nominations to fill a seat on the five-member IOLTA Grants Committee. Attorneys participating in the IOLTA Program may nominate themselves or another attorney. Nominations will be accepted through July 15, 2016. If more than one person is nominated, an online ballot will be emailed to attorneys participating in the IOLTA Program.

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.

Watch the video that tells the story of the Kirby award and its impact on recipients.

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).

About the NH Bar Foundation

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members.

Read more: Mission of the New Hampshire Bar.
Contact: Lisha Brosseau, NHBF program coordinator.

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