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October 8, 2015

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Jack Crisp
Jack Crisp
Jack Crisp, a solo attorney from Concord who for many years also practiced in the North Country, has been selected to receive the 2015 Bruce Friedman Pro Bono Award.

He will be presented with the award at a ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the UNH School of Law.

The award is co-sponsored by the NH Bar Association and the University of NH School of Law's The award, co-sponsored by the NH Bar Association and the UNH School of Law's Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy. It is presented each year a UNH Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) graduate for extraordinary commitment to legal services for the poor through pro bono service.

Crisp, president of the NHBA from 1994-95, was one of the first volunteers for the DOVE Project in the North Country, filling a desperate need. Read more in the Oct. 21 Bar News.

The Friedman award reception on Tuesday, Oct. 27 is part of a series of events and activities during New Hampshire's Pro Bono month. Below is a lineup of activities to still to come that provides a sampling of how active our Pro Bono program is.

Pro Bono Month 2015
Oct. 14
Cash Coalition of NH Presentation by the Low-Income Taxpayer Project
Oct. 14
Foreclosure Relief Project Home Retention Clinic
Oct. 15
Veteran's "Stand Down" Clinic
Oct. 19,
Oct. 26,
Nov. 9
Divorce Camp
Registrations still available for this low-cost CLE program for attorneys accepting a Pro Bono case. Contact Margaret Gilsenberg for more information.
Oct. 21
Bankruptcy Referral Marathon
Oct. 26
Periodic Payment Hearings
Oct. 27
UNH Referral Marathon
UNH Law/Concord
Oct. 27
Bruce Friedman Award Ceremony
UNH Law/Concord
Nov. 4
Foreclosure Relief Project Home Retention Clinic

Want to get involved?
To get involved, contact Ginny Martin, Pro Bono director. Check each week's regular e-Bulletin for Pro Bono opportunities.

Gov. Hassan on Oct. 7 submitted six judicial nominations to the NH Executive Council. The Council has scheduled public hearings on all of the nominees for Oct. 19, with potential confirmation votes at its regular meeting on Oct. 21.

The candidates for appointment are:
Superior Court: Dorothy Graham, managing attorney of Manchester office, NH Public Defender; Mark Howard, of Howard & Ruoff.

Circuit Court, full-time: Susan Ashley, currently a per-diem judge with a full-time schedule; and Michael Garner, now a marital master, primarily in Laconia.

Circuit Court, per-diem judges: Kimberly Chabot, Hooksett police prosecutor; and Barbara Maloney, in private practice in Auburn.

Read more about the nominees.

ABA President-Elect Klein
NH Bar members are invited to meet ABA President-elect Linda Klein who will visit the NH Bar Center in Concord at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Klein, who becomes ABA President next August, is on a "listening tour" seeking input from lawyers - ABA members or not - on how the ABA can best serve the profession.

Please RSVP to Debbie Hawkins by noon Monday, Oct. 12.