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NHWBA Sponsored Events

  • Panel Discussion with Past Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Recipients
    UNH Schoo lof Law
    Concord, NH
    Mar 30, 2017

    The NHWBA and the Women's Law Student Association at UNH School of Law (WLSA) are pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion with past Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship recipients. The panelists include Karinne Brobst, Emelia Galdieri, Lindsay Nadeau, and Allison Fusco. They will address a wide range of topics including path to career, mentoring, work/life balance and the practice of law in New Hampshire. Our moderator will be Courtney Brooks, a UNH School of Law professor and NHWBA Board member. There will be an opportunity to network with the panelists, moderator and attendees over light refreshments. To register for this event, use this link: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cv7zAEEWvaJgqGx
  • Centennial Celebration of Women Admitted to Practice Law in New Hampshire
    Grappone Conference Center
    Concord, NH
    Jun 1, 2017

    June 30, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the first woman admitted to the New Hampshire Bar. Under the coordination of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and in collaboration with the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association and its Gender Equality Committee, the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, the New Hampshire Association for Justice, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, a celebration of this milestone in our State's history is planned. To purchase a ticket to this historic event, go to the following link: https://www.nhbar.org/store/details.asp?id=83

NHWBA Past Events

  • Register Now for Our Taking and Defending Depositions CLE
    NH DHHS Brown Building
    Concord, NH
    Mar 24, 2017

    Want to take more effective depositions? Want to learn how to prepare witnesses and make a clear record for trial? Join our distinguished faculty including Charles Bauer of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell and Heather Menezes of McDowell & Osburn for an in depth discussion of the dos and don'ts of taking depositions. The CLE will include mock depositions with audience participation. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 160 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Rescheduled: Table for Eight with John Garvey - FULL
    Cheers
    Concord, NH
    Mar 7, 2017

    Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with John Garvey. Professor Garvey is a professor at UNH School of Law where he has directed the nationally acclaimed Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program since the program’s inception in 2005. Professor Garvey was selected to serve on the Carnegie Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Legal Education and has been a frequent speaker at national and international events regarding the Webster Scholar program.  In 2011, the New Hampshire Bar Association awarded Professor Garvey the E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism for his pioneering efforts with the program. In 2013, he was named by National Jurist Magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in legal education. In 2015, the New Hampshire Bar Association presented him with the Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award. Professor Garvey started his legal career as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and received both the Navy Achievement Medal and the American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit. Upon completing his military tour in 1981, Professor Garvey joined Sulloway & Hollis, in Concord, NH. During his 24 years at the firm, he devoted his time to a wide range of litigated matters and eventually became the chair of the litigation department. In addition, he was one of the original principal attorneys in the Claremont case, which made a successful state constitutional challenge to New Hampshire’s method of funding the education of its children. As a result of his work on this case he was a recipient of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union “Bill of Rights Award.” In addition to being an experienced trial lawyer, Professor Garvey is a well-known mediator and arbitrator with nearly 25 years of experience. In 2014, he was selected by Best Lawyers as the 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Mediation in his practice locale. He has also been selected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Join Professor Garvey for dinner and some lively conversation on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is Dutch Treat and registration is limited to 7 people.
  • Register Now for the Table for Eight with Amy LaBelle
    LaBelle Winery
    Amherst, NH
    Jan 19, 2017

    Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with Amy LaBelle. Amy is the owner of LaBelle Winery in Amherst, New Hampshire. Prior to becoming one of the most well known winemakers in New England, she was an attorney at Fidelity Investments. In 2001, Amy visited a winery in Nova Scotia and that visit changed her life. She decided that winemaking was her calling. Shortly thereafter, she developed her first batch of wine and then began making wine regularly in the barn behind her house. In 2012, Amy and her husband, Cesar Arboleda, opened their state of the art winery in Amherst. Amy received New Hampshire Business Review's Business Excellence Award in 2015 and has been featured in many news articles. Come enjoy some New Hampshire wine, delicious food and great conversation with Amy LaBelle on Thursday, January 19th. Dinner is Dutch Treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., but feel free to come early and enjoy a drink while checking out the winery.
  • Register Now for Our Annual Specific Developments in Family Law CLE
    Orr & Reno
    Concord, NH
    Jan 19, 2017

    Join our distinguished faculty including Heidi Ames, Heather Krans, Kate Morneau and Cathy Shanelaris for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law and legislation. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 160 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join Us for Our Post-Holiday Party
    Orr & Reno
    Concord, NH
    Jan 12, 2017

    After the rush of the holiday season, join NHWBA members and friends to re-energize for the new year. Save the date of Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for a fun and relaxing evening. This year, we will be collecting clean, gently used women's professional clothing to be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and tools to thrive in work and in life.
  • Volunteer at New Horizons for New Hampshire
    New Horizons for New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 8, 2016

    Each year, New Horizons for New Hampshire in Manchester distributes hundreds of food baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. Throw on a pair of jeans and join us on Thursday, December 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as we help New Horizons prepare for the holidays. Family members are also welcome. If you are unable to donate your time, we hope you might consider making a monetary donation to help this worthy cause. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send checks made payable to "New Horizons for New Hampshire" to: NHWBA, P.O. Box 915, Manchester, NH 03105.
  • Free Brown Bag Lunch Program: Effectively Working with Paralegals
    Abramson, Brown & Dugan
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 15, 2016

    How can your paralegals best help you in your practice? What are reasonable expectations of paralegals? What can you do to make your paralegals succeed? Come join us in a brown bag-styled discussion on the effective use of paralegals. Lynn Casker, a paralegal with Abramson, Brown & Dugan and Paralegal of the Year in 2000, as well as Candace Cappio Gebhart and Megan Dillon, paralegals with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, will lead a discussion on helpful ways to use paralegals effectively so that you, in turn, can make the most efficient use of your time. They will cover paralegals' work in private and non-profit settings. Pack a lunch and join us for this informative program. While this program is free, donations to our website redesign project are greatly appreciated.
  • Join Us for Our Private Indoor Cycling Class and Smoothie Social
    FortCycle
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 1, 2016

    Join us for an indoor cycling class like no other. We have reserved a private lesson at FortCycle in Manchester for 12 to 25 of our members. We will enjoy a low impact ride on the bikes in a candlelit studio for 45 minutes. Then, we will enjoy delicious organic smoothies from Green Bike, which shares space with FortCycle. This event is open to everyone regardless of experience or fitness level. We need a minimum of 12 people to attend, so please register by October 25, 2016.
  • Join Us at Our 19th Annual Fall Reception on Thursday, October 13, 2016
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Oct 13, 2016

    Join us at our 19th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The reception will include the presentation of the 2016 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Jennifer L. Parent, Esquire. The Ricker Award is presented annually to an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. Attorney Parent meets and exceeds all of these criteria. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Attorney Parent as well as a night of networking with our members and friends. RSVPs are appreciated. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. At the reception, we will also present the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to Christine Hilliard, a second year law student at UNH School of Law. A 50/50 raffle to benefit the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund will also be held. If you would like to RSVP for this event, please e-mail our Executive Director, Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • NHWBA's Nine and Dine Golf Outing
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Aug 19, 2016

    Join Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon, on the greens at Stonebridge Country Club. Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for nine holes of golf (scramble format) followed by drinks and dinner. This Nine and Dine golf outing will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 with a tee time at 5:00 p.m. The greens fees are $22 per person. Carts are available for an additional fee. Dinner is Dutch treat. Please plan to pay at Stonebridge Country Club. We hope you can join us.
  • NHWBA's Nine and Dine Golf Outing - Canceled
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Jul 8, 2016

    Join Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon, on the greens at Stonebridge Country Club. Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for nine holes of golf (scramble format) followed by drinks and dinner. The first of the Nine and Dine golf outings for this summer will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 with two tee times at 5:00 and 5:10 p.m. The greens fees are $22 per person. Carts are available for an additional fee. Dinner is Dutch treat. Please plan to pay at Stonebridge Country Club. We hope you can join us.
  • Joint Networking Event with the Belknap County Bar Association at the Holy Grail of the Lakes - CANCELED
    Holy Grail of the Lakes
    Laconia, NH
    Jun 9, 2016

    Join us after work on Thursday, June 9th for a fun get together. Relax and enjoy the company of Belknap County Bar Association members and other NHWBA members and friends. Light appetizers will be provided. No need to register, just show up!
  • Join NHWBA's Golf Clinic
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 1 - 22, 2016

    This golf clinic is perfect for true beginners or golfers who are looking to improve their game. The clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The first two lessons will cover golfing basics such as swing, technique and terminology. Lesson three will include chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. The final lesson will be an actual 4-hole game. Cost includes rental of golf clubs!
  • Join us for a Networking Event at the Thirsty Moose Taproom
    Thirsty Moose Taproom
    Manchester, NH
    May 11, 2016

    Join us after work on Wednesday, May 11th for a fun get together. Relax and enjoy the company of other NHWBA members and friends. Light appetizers will be provided. No need to register, just show up!
  • Family Law Annual Update CLE
    Rath, Young and Pignatelli
    Concord, NH
    Mar 30, 2016

    Join our distinguished faculty including Heidi Ames, Lissa Mascio and others for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law and legislation NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 160 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join Us for a Visit to the Currier Museum of Art's "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" Exhibit
    Currier Museum of Art
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 24, 2016

    Join us for a fun evening as we view the exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. This exhibit will present 300 years of footwear with about 100 contemporary and 50 historical high heeled-shoes on display. The exhibit also includes six films created specifically for the show that explore the cultural, social and aesthetic qualities that make high heels so fascinating. The cost for this fun event is $20 per person and is payable at the museum.
  • Join Us for a Barre Class at Fortitude
    Fortitude
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 9, 2016

    Have you ever wanted to try a barre class? Now you can! Join other NHWBA members and friends as we try it at Fortitude in Manchester. Barre combines the basics of ballet, yoga and Pilates. Set to fun, upbeat music, Fortitude's barre class is a total body, no impact workout for all levels of fitness.
  • Register Now for Our Paint and Sip Event at Cork & Canvas
    Cork & Canvas
    Concord, NH
    Feb 10, 2016

    Join us for a fun and relaxing evening as we paint our very own masterpieces while enjoying the company of NHWBA members and friends. No painting experience necessary. Enjoy craft beer, wine and appetizers for purchase while the instructors guide you through a step by step process to create your own work of art.
  • Brown Bag Path to the Bench CLE
    Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 15, 2016

    Back by popular demand and just in time to apply for the latest vacancies on the Superior Court and Circuit Court, we will present a shortened version of our Path to the Bench CLE. Pack a lunch and join Bobbie Hantz and Kate Hanna of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green as well as UNH School of Law Professor Danette Wineberg as they lead an engaging discussion about the judicial application and selection process. Whether you are interested in a future career on the bench or just want to learn more about the varied pathways to the bench, come learn from these presenters, who are all past or current members of the NH Judicial Selection Commission. This course may qualify for 75 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join Us for Our Post-Holiday Party
    The Foundry
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 14, 2016

    After the rush of the holiday season, join NHWBA members and friends to re-energize for the new year. Save the date of Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for a fun and relaxing evening. This year, we will be collecting clean, gently used women's professional clothing for a boutique to be held at UNH School of Law on January 28, 2016. All proceeds from the boutique will benefit Dress for Success.
  • Help Pack Holiday Food Baskets at New Horizons
    New Horizons for New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 3, 2015

    Each year, New Horizons for New Hampshire in Manchester distributes hundreds of food baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. Throw on a pair of jeans and join us on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as we help pack these much needed and appreciated holiday baskets. If you can attend, please register online. Family members are also welcome. If you are unable to donate your time, we hope you might consider making a monetary donation to help this worthy cause. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send checks made payable to "New Horizons for New Hampshire" to: NHWBA, P.O. Box 915, Manchester, NH 03105.
  • Register Now for the Speed Mentoring Event
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Nov 12, 2015

    The NHWBA has partnered with the Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa American Inns of Court, the UNH School of Law, and the NH Bar Association to present a free, comprehensive two-part program on mentoring to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of law. Session I: Mentor Training - Open to all members of the NHWBA, Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa Inns of Court and NHBA Mentors When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign-in opens at 5:00 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Do you remember what it was like starting out as an attorney, whether hanging a shingle, or learning to navigate practice at a firm? Do you wish you would have had someone to turn to for those sticky questions and judgment calls? Were you lucky enough that you did? Topics addressed in this session will include: - The importance of mentoring to the legal profession - Common ethical issues faced by less experienced practitioners - Practical Tips and Skills for Effective Mentoring Attorneys who attend the entire program may enter 90 minutes (30 of which are ethics/professionalism minutes) of live credits into the NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool. The program will be followed by a social, during which participants may sign up for Session II, and indicate their preferences, if any, regarding mentoring topics they would like to discuss with UNH law students. Session II: Speed Mentoring When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Time: 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. for 1Ls Sign-in opens at 4:15 p.m. 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. for 2Ls and 3Ls Sign-in opens at 6:00 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Session II is ONLY open to attorneys who completed Session I, whether completed this year or last year. To RSVP for this fun event, please e-mail Kimberly Myers at kmyers@courts.state.nh.us.
  • Private Party at Fresh of Nashua
    Fresh of Nashua
    Nashua, NH
    Nov 12, 2015

    Join fellow members and friends of the NHWBA at Fresh of Nashua for a private party where you can shop for clothing, handbags, and jewelry while enjoying appetizers and beverages. Plan to join us for an evening of networking and fun and you may even leave with some new items for your wardrobe!
  • Join NHWBA's Team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 25, 2015

    The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Come join us or sponsor our team as we walk 2.6 miles through Manchester. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight to end breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at this non-competitive event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Join us for a few hours of exercise, inspiration, camaraderie, entertainment, and most importantly, to honor someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer.
  • Join Us at Our 18th Annual Fall Reception on Thursday, October 8, 2015
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Oct 8, 2015

    Join us at our 18th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The reception will include the presentation of the 2015 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Jane E. Young, Esquire. The Ricker Award is presented annually to an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. Attorney Young meets and exceeds all of these criteria. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Attorney Young as well as a night of networking with our members and friends. RSVPs are appreciated. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. At the reception, we will also present the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to Lyndsay Robinson, a second year law student at UNH School of Law. A 50/50 raffle to benefit the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund will also be held. To RSVP, please e-mail Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • Table for Eight with Jeff Strelzin with a Focus on Effective Trial Techniques - FULL
    The Common Man Restaurant
    Concord, NH
    Sep 30, 2015

    Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with Senior Assistant Attorney General, Jeff Strelzin. Attorney Strelzin is chief of the homicide unit. In that position, he supervises all homicide prosecutions in New Hampshire and has handled some of the high profile cases like State v. Michael Addison and State v. Christopher Gribble. He received last year's NHBA Outstanding Service in the Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award. Come learn from one of the best trial attorneys in the state. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • NHWBA's Nine and Dine Golf Outing
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Sep 25, 2015

    Join Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon, on the greens at Stonebridge Country Club. Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for nine holes of golf (scramble format) followed by drinks and dinner. The first of the Nine and Dine golf outings for this summer will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 with two tee times at 5:00 and 5:10 p.m. If we have a minimum of 12 golfers, the greens fee is only $9 and dinner will be Dutch treat. If we have fewer than 12 golfers, the greens fee will be $20. Carts are available for an additional fee. Please plan to pay at Stonebridge Country Club.
  • TOMORROW: NHWBA's Last Nine and Dine Golf Outing for This Year
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Sep 25, 2015

    Join Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon, on the greens at Stonebridge Country Club. Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for nine holes of golf (scramble format) followed by drinks and dinner. The last of the Nine and Dine golf outings will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. If we have a minimum of 12 golfers, the greens fee is only $9 and dinner will be Dutch treat. If we have fewer than 12 golfers, the greens fee will be $20. Carts are available for an additional fee. Please plan to pay at Stonebridge Country Club.
  • Register Now for Our CLE with Jaye Rancourt: "The Art of Taking Depositions"
    Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C.
    Concord, NH
    Sep 10, 2015

    Do you want to sharpen your deposition taking skills? Do you want to know how to address question-dodging and get the important facts on the record? Come learn effective deposition practices from Jaye Rancourt of Brennan Lenehan Iacopino & Hickey. Attorney Rancourt is a past president of the NH Bar Association, the recipient of the 2015 Philip Hoffman Award for Gender Equality, and a "Super Lawyer" in criminal defense. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 120 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join Our Fun Running/Walking Group
    Outside McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Jul 8, 2015

    Join Charla Stevens and Kara Simard and other NHWBA members and friends for a fun low-key run or walk through Manchester. We'll meet outside of McLane Law Firm in the courtyard area by City Hall in Manchester. We will choose from various routes through town ranging from 3 to 7 miles and can break into groups based on desired speed and distance. After running or walking, we'll relax and grab a drink.
  • Joint Networking Event with the Nashua Bar Association
    Margaritas
    Nashua, NH
    Jun 17, 2015

    Come unwind after work with the NHWBA and Nashua Bar Association. Join us at Margaritas in downtown Nashua for a fun evening with fellow NHWBA members, the Nashua Bar, and friends. Appetizers will be provided by the Nashua Bar Association. The full menu and cash bar will also be available. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Perry at Elizabeth@MorneauLaw.com.
  • Join us for our Annual Networking Event in Portsmouth as We Honor Katherine Brown, President-Elect of the NCWBA
    Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jun 10, 2015

    Join us in beautiful downtown Portsmouth as we honor our own Past President, Katherine Brown, who will be sworn in as the next President of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations at the NCWBA's Leadership Summit in Chicago on Friday, July 31, 2015. Help us fete Katherine while enjoying the company of other NHWBA members and friends.
  • The Path to the Bench: Demystifying the Judicial Selection Process
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Jun 9, 2015

    Whether you are interested in a future career on the bench or just want to learn more about our Federal and State judges, join the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association-New Hampshire Chapter for an engaging discussion with State and Federal judges and representatives from the selection committees of the pathways to the bench. The panel will provide tips for successfully navigating the path to the bench, and discuss the challenges and rewards of the role. Panelists include: Hon. Landya B. McCafferty, Hon. Andrea K. Johnstone, Hon. Suzanne M. Gorman, Hon. Amy L. Ignatius, Hon. Elizabeth M. Leonard, Hon. Diane M. Nicolosi, Hon. Patricia B. Quigley as well as Lisa G. Arrowood, former First Circuit representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and Emily Gray Rice from the New Hampshire Judicial Selection Committee. This course may qualify for 150 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join NHWBA's Golf Clinic for Intermediates
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 4 - 25, 2015

    This golf clinic is for intermediate golfers. The clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Thursday evenings starting on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The first lesson will be a refresher designed to get everyone back in the "swing." The second lesson will focus on chipping and putting. Lessons three and four will focus on course experience as well as the rules and etiquette of the game. Course management and what to do with different lies will also be covered. Cost includes rental of golf clubs!
  • Join NHWBA's Golf Clinic for Beginners
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 3 - 24, 2015

    This golf clinic is perfect for true beginners or golfers who are looking to improve their game. The clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The first two lessons will cover golfing basics such as swing, technique and terminology. Lesson three will include chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. The final lesson will be an actual 4-hole game. Cost includes rental of golf clubs!
  • It's About Time: A Workshop Especially Designed with the Attorney in Mind
    Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P. A.
    Manchester, NH
    May 13, 2015

    Do you ever feel that your day is not your own? Do you find it hard to stay on task and get things done? Join Carol Williams of Efficient Productivity Systems to learn what to do when your day gets chaotic and how to prioritize so that deadlines are dealt with effectively but allow you to still be "in the moment." Learn how to effectively deal with e-mails when they send you into a tailspin of distraction. Carol is a certified trainer of the GO (Get Organized) system. She teaches businesspeople how to use their time and technology to their greatest benefit to meet or exceed their personal productivity goals.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Patricia Quigley
    Nashua Courthouse
    Nashua, NH
    May 12, 2015

    Join Circuit Court Judge Patricia Quigley for a brown bag lunch. Discuss probate law issues and learn first hand what practices Judge Quigley finds effective in her court. Judge Quigley was appointed to the Circuit Court in 2013. Prior to being appointed to the bench, she served as a staff attorney in the Circuit Court as well as a part-time Referee in the Circuit Court probate and district divisions. Mark your calendars now for this informative lunch time program.
  • Family Law: Annual Update, Mediation, Collaborative Law and More!
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Apr 23, 2015

    Join our distinguished faculty including Heidi Ames, Heather Krans, Kathleen McDonald, Catherine McKay, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein, Jane Schirch and Cathy Shanelaris for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law and legislation as well as a presentation on family law mediation and collaborative law. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 180 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Networking Dinner at NHWBA's 13th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic
    Mill Falls at the Lake
    Meredith, NH
    Apr 17, 2015

    Enjoy networking with NHWBA members and friends at dinner at Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith, NH. Join us for a networking/social hour from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. If you can stay Friday night at the Inn, we have all-inclusive packages available. For more information about these packages, contact our Executive Director, Gretchen Pyles, at Gretchen@nhwba.org. The agenda for the weekend is: Friday, April 17, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Networking/Social hour 6:00 p.m. - Buffet dinner in a private event room featuring chicken caprese with a pesto mornay, roasted pork loin with cranberry and herb jus lie, and vegetable lasagna with seasonal vegetables. If you have special dietary needs, we will work with Mill Falls at the Lake to accommodate them. Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast at restaurants at the Inn using vouchers 11:45 - 1:15 - Lunch buffet with a program led by Betsy Black entitled "Make It Stick: A Winning Strategy for Sustaining (or Increasing) Exercise in Your Life"
  • Panel Discussion with Past Ricker Award Recipients
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Apr 7, 2015

    The NHWBA and the Women's Law Student Association at UNH School of Law (WLSA) are pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion with past Ricker Award recipients including NH Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, NH Mediator Carol Hess, LARC Executive Director Connie Rakowsky, Professor Lucy Hodder and Professor Emerita Ellen Musinsky. The panel will be moderated by past Ricker Award recipient, NH Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy. The panelists will cover a wide range of topics including mentoring, path to career, work/life balance and the practice of law in New Hampshire. There will be an opportunity to network with the panelists and attendees over light refreshments. There is no cost to attend this event.
  • Brown Bag Lunch CLE regarding the Business of Running a Law Firm
    Ambrogi Law Office
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 26, 2015

    Have you ever considered hanging out your own shingle? Pack a lunch and join Sarah Ambrogi and Katie Marble, who both recently started their own law firms, to learn about the ins and outs of running your own firm. From business plans, time management, and conflicts to client relations and marketing, this lunchtime program will provide you with nuts and bolts information about starting out on your own. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course may qualify for 60 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
  • Join us for Some Pre-St. Patrick's Day Fun at Murphy's Taproom
    Murphy's Taproom
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 11, 2015

    Join us at Murphy's Taproom to get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit. Have a pint and enjoy networking with fellow members and friends. Light appetizers will be provided. No need to RSVP, just show up!
  • Join us as we volunteer for Lawline
    New Hampshire Bar Center
    Concord, NH
    Feb 11, 2015

    Join NHWBA members as we volunteer for Lawline, the Bar's free telephonic legal advice service. We will be answering callers' questions ranging from landlord/tenant issues to employment law. You do not have to be an expert in any special field. Callers are just looking for guidance. Do they have a case? Is this unlawful? Where should they go? The NHBA provides a long list of resources. Pizza or sandwiches will be provided.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    The Rosa Restaurant
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jan 29, 2015

    Join Attorney Marty Van Oot for our Table for Eight on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Attorney Van Oot is a shareholder at Jackson Lewis P.C. where she focuses her practice on employment and commercial litigation. She is a former prosecutor in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and has argued numerous cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a mediator for the federal district court and the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. She has been active in nonprofit organizations throughout New Hampshire including the New Hampshire Endowment for Health, Granite United Way and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She has received many honors and awards including being a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, former President and member of the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Fellow and former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, and a past recipient of the Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award. She has been recognized in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, New England Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Dinner is Dutch treat and is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Join Us for Our Post-Holiday Party
    UnWine'd
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 15, 2015

    After the rush of the holiday season, join NHWBA members and friends to re-energize for the new year. Save the date of Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:30 for a fun and relaxing evening. This year, we will have a post-holiday gift swap at the party. Participation is strictly voluntary, but if you would like to join the fun, please bring a small wrapped gift for the swap.
  • Help Pack Holiday Food Baskets at New Horizons
    New Horizons of New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 11, 2014

    Each year, New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Manchester, NH distributes hundreds of food baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. Throw on a pair of jeans and join us on Thursday, December 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as we help pack these much needed and appreciated holiday baskets. If you can attend, please register online so we can let them know how many volunteers to expect. If you are unable to donate your time, we hope you might consider making a monetary donation to help this worthy cause. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks made payable to "New Horizons" can be sent to: NHWBA P. O. Box 915 Manchester, NH 03105
  • Networking Event at The Barley House
    The Barley House
    Concord, NH
    Nov 12, 2014

    Join other NHWBA members and friends as we unwind at the end of the day. Try a craft beer or wine and delicious appetizers at this cash bar event. If you are in the mood for trivia, stay from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. for Pub Trivia Night. RSVPs are not required.
  • Brown Bag Lunch CLE - Dealing with the Stress of Law Practice
    Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C.
    Concord, NH
    Nov 7, 2014

    Everyone agrees that the practice of law is very stressful. Pack a lunch and join Cecie Hartigan, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program, to discuss how to spot signs of stress and depression and how to deal with them. Learn about the services provided by the New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program. NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NHWBA believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 90 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE ethics requirement.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    Fratello's Italian Grille
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 29, 2014

    Join Honorable Paul S. Moore of New Hampshire's Ninth Circuit Court for ourTable for Eight on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Judge Moore is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and Northeastern University School of Law. He was in private practice until he became a justice in the Family Division in Derry. He was then appointed to the Circuit Court and currently serves in the Ninth Circuit Court. Judge Moore is also the co-founder of MooreMart, a non-profit volunteer organization that sends thousands of care packages each year to troops overseas. For his work with MooreMart, he was named Union Leader's Citizen of the Year in 2011. In 2007, he was presented with a Spirit of New Hampshire Award for his volunteerism, and in 2008, President Bush honored MooreMart with a letter of appreciation. In 2011, Judge Moore received a commendation from Gov. Lynch for his commitment to veterans. He has also received the William A. Grimes Award for judicial professionalism. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Join NHWBA's Team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 26, 2014

    The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Come join us or sponsor our team as we walk 3.2 or 2.6 miles through Manchester. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight to end breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at this non-competitive event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Join us for a few hours of exercise, inspiration, camaraderie, entertainment, and most importantly, to honor someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer. To join or sponsor our team, go to: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14NE?team_id=1664513&pg=team&fr_id=62587&__utma=2443503.857965387.1372209268.1407772753.1407782734.18&__utmb=2443503.15.9.1407783130227&__utmc=2443503&__utmx=-&__utmz=2443503.1407782734.18.2.utmcsr=main.acsevents.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY13NE&__utmv=-&__utmk=13321524
  • Register Now for the Speed Mentoring Event
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Oct 14, 2014

    The NHWBA has partnered with the Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa American Inns of Court, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the New Hampshire Bar Association to present a free comprehensive two-part program on mentoring to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of law. Session I: Mentor Training - Open to all members of the NHWBA, Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa Inns of Court and NHBA Mentors When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign-in opens at 5:00 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided. Do you remember what it was like starting out as an attorney, whether hanging a shingle, or learning to navigate practice at a firm? Do you wish you would have had someone to turn to for those sticky questions and judgment calls? Were you lucky enough that you did? Topics addressed in this session will include: - The importance of mentoring to the legal profession - Common ethical issues faced by less experienced practitioners - Practical Tips and Skills for Effective Mentoring The program will be submitted for 1.5 hours of CLE credits (.5 ethics), and will be followed by a social. During the social, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for Session II, and indicate their preferences, if any, regarding mentoring topics they'd like to discuss with UNH law students. Session II: Speed Mentoring When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Time: 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. for 1Ls Sign-in opens at 4:15 p.m. 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. for 2Ls and 3Ls Sign-in opens at 6:00 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided. Session II is ONLY open to attorneys who completed Session I. In a concept similar to Speed Dating, attorneys will be assigned tables by mentoring topic and groups of law students will rotate between the tables at the sound of a bell. Participating attorneys will be asked to be prepared to field student questions on particular mentoring topics, such as achieving academic success and making the most out of law school, finding and developing a practice area, work/life balance, getting and keeping clients, spotting conflicts of interests, etc.
  • NHWBA's Nine and Dine Golf Outing
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Sep 19, 2014

    Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for our last monthly golf outing for this year. Join us for nine holes of golf followed by drinks and dinner. This is a Dutch treat event, so everyone pays their own way. The cost for golf and dinner is $29 per person. Carts are available for an extra fee. This event will be hosted by Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon. To attend, please complete the online registration.
  • 17th Annual Fall Reception
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Sep 18, 2014

    On September 18, 2014, the NHWBA will host its 17th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the 2014 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Carol L. Hess, Esquire. The Ricker Award is presented annually to an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. Attorney Hess meets and exceeds all of these criteria. She has long been a role model for other attorneys in New Hampshire and has been a longtime supporter of the mission of the NHWBA. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Attorney Hess as well as a night of networking with our members and friends. The reception is open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. At the reception, we will also present the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to Allison M. Fusco, a second year law student at UNH School of Law. A 50/50 raffle to benefit the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund will also be held.
  • NHWBA's Nine and Dine Golf Outing
    Stonebridge Country Club
    Goffstown, NH
    Aug 22, 2014

    Golfers of all levels are invited to join other NHWBA members and friends for our monthly golf outing. Join us for nine holes of golf followed by drinks and dinner. This is a Dutch treat event, so everyone pays their own way. The cost for golf and dinner is $29 per person. Carts are available for an extra fee. This event will be hosted by Judge Kathleen McGuire, former Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein and Attorney Beth Deragon. To attend, please complete the online registration.
  • Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with David Scanlan, Deputy Secretary of State
    Sunny's Table
    Concord, NH
    Jul 9, 2014

    With states scheduling their primaries earlier and earlier in the year, should New Hampshire continue to strive to be the "First in the Nation?" Join us for our Table for Eight with David Scanlan, Deputy Secretary of State to discuss this issue as well as others surrounding our national and state elections. Mr. Scanlan has been with the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office for the past twelve years. He regularly addresses issues with voter identification laws, residency requirements, recruiting and training poll workers, and ensuring the overall integrity of elections. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • New Date: Networking Event at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jun 26, 2014

    Join us in beautiful downtown Portsmouth for a casual gathering. Come network and socialize with friends, colleagues, and other NHWBA members. Feel the ocean breeze, enjoy friendly conversation, and stay for live music on the outdoor deck at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
  • Discrimination and Harassment in the Professional Workplace CLE
    Franklin Pierce University
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 12, 2014

    Join our distinguished panel including Lauren Simon Irwin of Upton & Hatfield and Andrea Chatfield of Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson as they discuss discrimination and harassment in the professional workplace. They will present case law and statutory law pertaining to discrimination and harassment claims. Procedures for filing complaints and the proper steps to investigate and respond to claims will also be discussed. Learn about employees' rights and what employers can do to ensure a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. 1.5 NHMCLE credits pending. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • Join NHWBA's Golf Clinic
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 4 - 25, 2014

    This golf clinic is perfect for true beginners or golfers who are looking to improve their game. The clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The lessons will cover golfing basics such as swing, chipping and putting, as well as technique. The final lesson will be an actual 4-hole game held on the course at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH. Cost includes golf clubs!
  • Join NHWBA's Team in the Walk Against Hunger
    Veteran's Memorial Park
    Manchester, NH
    May 18, 2014

    Join us for a four mile walk through Manchester to help end hunger and homelessness in our community. For the 24th consecutive year, New Horizon's Walk Against Hunger will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 18th. Donations can be collected through May 18th and will benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Homeless Shelter and Angie's Shelter for Women. NHWBA members, friends and family are welcome to join. The walk takes place at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Manchester.
  • Join NHWBA's Team for the Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bowl for Kids' Sake
    Spare Time
    Manchester, NH
    May 17, 2014

    The NHWBA has formed a team to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester's 31st Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake at Spare Time in Manchester. Bowl for Kids' Sake (BFKS) is the largest fundraising event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester, and 100% of the funds raised through this event goes directly to their programs providing one-to-one mentoring for children facing adversity in the Greater Manchester and Greater Concord communities. Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids' Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children right here in our community. Please consider joining or donating to our team. Each bowler is asked to raise at least $50; people who raise over $100 are entered into raffles for great prizes. If you would like to join our team, please contact Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org. To donate to our team, go to https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/NHWBA/bowl2014.
  • Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with Danette Wineberg, Adjunct Professor of Law at UNH School of Law and Former General Counsel to The Timberland Company
    UnWine'd
    Manchester, NH
    May 7, 2014

    Join us for our Table for Eight with Danette Wineberg, Adjunct Professor of Law at UNH School of Law and former General Counsel of The Timberland Company. Professor Wineberg teaches courses on the in-house practice of law. She has worked as an in-house lawyer for more than 25 years, serving three companies as chief legal officer. She was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Timberland Company from 1997 until its acquisition by VF Corporation. Professor Wineberg serves on the National Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and on the board of ACC’s Northeast Chapter. She is a graduate, cum laude, of The University of Michigan Law School and received her B.A. in English from Oberlin College. In 2000, she received the Oberlin Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award. In 2009, Professor Wineberg was named “One of the 20 Most Influential General Counsels in America” by The National Law Journal. She was listed as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” by Ethisphere in 2011. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Rainmaking Series: Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with Jennifer Parent to discuss Silencing your Inner Critic to Succeed in Business Development
    Cotton Restaurant
    Manchester, NH
    Apr 17, 2014

    Our fourth Table for Eight in the Rainmaking Series will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Cotton Restaurant in Manchester. Join our featured mentor, Jennifer Parent of the McLane Law Firm to discuss ways to silence your inner critic to succeed in business development. Attorney Parent is a Director in the Litigation Department of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, and serves as the Chair of its Employment Law Practice Group.  She is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.  Attorney Parent represents large and small companies in litigation in business and employment disputes. She has received several awards and honors. She is the 2003 recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Robert E. Kirby Award and a 2007 40 Under Forty Honoree. Attorney Parent was named Trailblazer in the Law by the NHWBA in 2008. She received the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Philip S. Hollman Gender Equality Award in 2010. Attorney Parent has frequently been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and New England Super Lawyers. She is a Past President of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She serves as a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee and is a member of the Women’s Business Committee of the Smaller Business Association of New England. She is the President of the New Hampshire Alumni Association of Suffolk Law School, a founding member of the Loan Assistance Program for Suffolk Law School New Hampshire Alumni, and on the Suffolk Law School Dean’s Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Palace Theatre, and is a member of the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Attorney Parent is a founder of the NHWBA and served as its second President. She currently serves on the Past Presidents’ Council of the NHWBA and the Winifred “Winnie” McLaughlin Scholarship Committee. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Joint Networking Event with NHAJ and TDLA
    Sulloway & Hollis
    Concord, NH
    Apr 15, 2014

    Please join us for an opportunity to network with members of the New Hampshire Association for Justice and the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association as well as sample some beers from New Hampshire's own microbreweries including Henniker Brewing Co., Throwback Brewery, and White Birch Brewing. Appetizers will be served. There is no fee for this event. Special thanks to our sponsors, CED Technologies Incorporated and Landy Insurance.
  • NHWBA's 12th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic
    The Common Man Inn & Spa
    Plymouth, NH
    Apr 4 - 5, 2014

    Enjoy a weekend away with dinner, spa treatments, and a lunch presentation. Agenda: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:00 p.m. - Networking/Social hour 6:00 p.m. - Dinner in a private event room Saturday, April 5, 2014 8:00 - 9:30 - Breakfast in a private event room 10:45 - 11:45 - Optional private group yoga class 12:30 - 2:30 - Lunch buffet with program on work/life balance For more information including prices, contact Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • Rainmaking Series: Reserve your seat at the Table for Eight with Cathy Shanelaris to Discuss Developing and Nurturing Client Relationships - FULL
    La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 19, 2014

    Join us for our Rainmaking Series of Tables for Eight. Our third Table for Eight in the series will feature Cathy Shanelaris of Shanelaris & Schirch. Attorney Shanelaris' practice focuses on family law. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, a lecturer on family law topics at continuing legal education programs and the author of several bar journal and legal articles relating to family law issues. In addition to being a board member of the NHWBA, she is also a member of the NH Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission, and a Board Member of the Pro Bono Governing Board. She is also a trained marital mediator. Prior to founding Shanelaris & Schrich, Attorney Shanelaris was the chief staff attorney for the New Hampshire Division of Child Support Services and a county governor for the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Rainmaking Series: Reserve Your Seat at the Second in a Series of Tables for Eight with Emily Gray Rice to Discuss Marketing Yourself and Building Your Book of Business- FULL
    Consuelo's Taqueria
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 18, 2014

    Join us for our Rainmaking Series of Tables for Eight. Our second Table for Eight in the series will feature Emily Gray Rice of Bernstein Shur. Attorney Rice's practice focuses on trial work including the defense of professional liability, employment, commercial and media law matters, appellate advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. She has been recognized by Chambers US: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for her work in employment law and general commercial litigation. In 2012, she was listed in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation. In addition to her work in private practice, Attorney Rice is an adjunct professor of law in the Daniel Webster Scholars honors program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Kristin Spath
    Concord District Court Library
    Concord, NH
    Feb 7, 2014

    Join Circuit Court Judge Kristin Spath for a brown bag lunch. Learn first hand what practices Judge Spath finds effective in her court. Ask questions about practicing in District Court and learn from other attorneys in attendance about what works for them. Judge Spath was appointed to the Circuit Court in 2010 and took office in 2011. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Spath served as the chief of staff for the Department of Justice and worked in the Attorney General's office for 12 years. Before joining the Attorney General's office, she worked as a New Hampshire and federal public defender and also served as the Deputy Clerk of the Merrimack County Superior Court.
  • After-Hours Gathering with the Nashua Bar Association
    Margarita's
    Nashua, NH
    Feb 6, 2014

    Come unwind after work with the NHWBA and Nashua Bar Association. Join us at Margarita’s in downtown Nashua for a fun evening with fellow NHWBA members, the Nashua Bar, and friends. Come hear about all the exciting events that both the Nashua Bar and NHWBA have planned for 2014— including details about the Nashua Bar’s new website. Appetizers will be provided by the Nashua Bar Association. The full menu and cash bar will also be available. Please RSVP to this event by February 5, 2014. To RSVP, simply e-mail Tanya Spony at: tls@nhlaw-nashua.com.
  • Rainmaking Series: Reserve Your Seat at the First in a Series of Tables for Eight with Carol Hess to Discuss How to Create your Personal Brand - FULL
    The Common Man Restaurant
    Concord, NH
    Jan 28, 2014

    Join us for our Rainmaking Series of Tables for Eight. Our first Table for Eight in the series will feature Carol Hess of Hess Gehris Solutions. Attorney Hess has over 20 years of litigation experience and has combined that experience with her training in communication, mediation and conflict resolution to form the basis for her dispute resolution and communication facilitation practice. She and her partner, Melinda Gehris are some of the preeminent mediators in the state and have successfully created a personal brand in the legal community. In addition to her mediation practice, Attorney Hess is President of the Piscataquog Land Conservancy and Chair of the Whipple Free Library Foundation. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Family Law Update CLE
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 24, 2014

    Join our distinguished faculty including Helen Honorow, Margie Kerouac and Pam Peterson for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law, legislation and rule changes. 3.0 NHMCLE credits pending. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • Join us for our Post-Holiday Party at N'awlins Grille
    N'awlins Grille
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 8, 2014

    After the rush of the holiday season is over, join the NHWBA to re-energize for the new year. Join us at N'awlins Grille in downtown Manchester for a fun evening with fellow NHWBA members and friends. Appeltizers will be provided. The full menu and cash bar will also be available. Because the holidays are not the only time funds are needed by local charities, the NHWBA will be accepting donations for New Horizons for New Hampshire at the event. If you would like to make a donation to New Horizons at the Post-Holiday party, we will be collecting cash and checks made payable to New Horizons for New Hampshire. We will also collect food items from New Horizon's wish list including coffee, cereal, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese. To view their complete wish list, go to the New Horizon's website. RSVPs are not required for this event but are appreciated. Please email Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org if you plan to attend.
  • Join us for Opening Night of A Christmas Carol at the Palace Theatre
    Palace Theatre
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 6, 2013

    Join other NHWBA members at Palace Theatre's opening night of its production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Charles Dicken's story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim is filled with lively songs and features over fifty actors. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. for dinner at Ignite Bar and Grille, 100 Hanover Street in Manchester before heading to the theater for the play. To purchase tickets at NHWBA's discounted rate of $25 per ticket, please register by November 22, 2013.
  • Lunch and Learn - Mastering the Ins and Outs of eDiscovery
    Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 5, 2013

    Join us for lunch and learn about information management and the preservation and collection of discoverable electronic data. Target Litigation Consulting will lead this one hour tutorial on the ins and outs of eDiscovery. So, register today to enjoy a catered lunch and learn ways to improve your practice as it pertains to electronic data that can be used as evidence in a case.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Julie Introcaso
    Shaheen & Gordon's Nashua Office
    Nashua, NH
    Nov 15, 2013

    Join Ninth Circuit Court Judge Julie Introcaso for a brown bag lunch. Learn first hand what practices Judge Introcaso finds effective. Ask questions about practicing in District Court and learn from other attorneys in attendance about what works for them. Judge Introcaso was confirmed as a District Court Judge in August, 2012. Prior to taking the bench, she worked as Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Attorney Discipline Office. She served as a member of the Hearings Committee and the Professional Conduct Committee for several years. Admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1988, she has worked at the New Hampshire Public Defender, the New Hampshire Superior Court, a local law firm, and as a partner in her own law office. She has also served several terms as a public member of state regulatory boards dealing with issues of professional ethics outside the practice of law. Judge Introcaso is also a founder of the NHWBA.
  • Help Pack Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry
    New Horizons of New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 14, 2013

    Each year, New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Manchester, NH distributes hundreds of food baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. Join us on Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. as we help pack these much needed and appreciated holiday baskets. If you are unavailable to donate your time, we hope you might consider making a monetary donation to help this worthy cause. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks made payable to "New Horizons" can be sent to: NHWBA P. O. Box 915 Manchester, NH 03105
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    Newick's Lobster House
    Concord, NH
    Nov 12, 2013

    Join our featured mentor, Philip Waystack to have a discussion with an experienced attorney about trial skills, the importance of leadership within the bar association, or any other issues related to the practice of law. Attorney Waystack practices primarily in personal injury litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for more than 15 years. Attorney Waystack served as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association (1986-1987). He served as Co-Chair of Governor John Lynch’s Judicial Selection Commission for seven years (2005-2012). He previously served as a member of Governor Jeanne Shaheen’s Judicial Selection Commission from 2000-2003. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Join NHWBA's Team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 20, 2013

    Come join us or sponsor our team as we walk 3.5 miles through Manchester. We will walk in celebration of survivorship, as an occasion to express hope and raise awareness about the steps we can take to help prevent the disease, and as an opportunity to raise money to find cures and support programs and services for those facing the disease. In 2012, 1,000,000 walkers across the country joined the American Cancer Society in the united fight against breast cancer. More than $68 million was raised through Making Strides events in that year alone. Help NHWBA reach its goal of raising $5,000 to help finish the fight against breast cancer. Join us for a few hours of exercise, inspiration, camaraderie, entertainment, and most importantly, to honor someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer. To join or sponsor our team, go to: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY13NE?team_id=1442202&pg=team&fr_id=55865
  • Reception Honoring Cancer Survivors
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 16, 2013

    In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please join us for cocktails and dessert as we honor all cancer survivors who work at any of our members' firms. We are pleased to have Jennifer Turco Beaudet, a NHWBA member, breast cancer survivor, and the New Hampshire State Leader of the Young Survival Coalition, as a special guest and speaker at the event. Help us celebrate cancer survivors' courage and share their hope for a cure. Please invite your co-workers who are cancer survivors to attend this event, no matter whether they are NHWBA members or not. The NHWBA thanks the McLane Law Firm for sponsoring this event.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner-FULL
    Blue Moon Evolution
    Exeter, NH
    Oct 3, 2013

    Join our featured mentor, Anna Barbara ("Bobbie") Hantz for our next Table for Eight. Here's your chance to ask a seasoned attorney about what works and doesn't work in her practice. Attorney Hantz is of counsel at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green. Her practice concentrates in family law, land use and business litigation matters. She is a founding director of the NHWBA and served on the Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award Committee. She is a member of New Hampshire Association for Justice and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. She participates in the NH Bar Pro Bono Referral Program and Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project. She is also a Rule 170 Mediator. Attorney Hantz is very active in the community. She served as a member of the Governor's Judicial Selection Commission from 2005 to 2011. She is a past president and fifteen year board member of the Nashua Children's Home, and currently is the Vice Chair of the Board for the Josiah Bartlett Center and is also a member of the Board for the Manchester Community Music School. She also served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and was a delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention. In 1999, Attorney Hantz received the Nashua YWCA Distinguished Women Leader Award. She received the NH Trial Lawyers’ 2003 Special Recognition Award and was named Women’s Business Boston Reader’s Choice "Top Ten Lawyers" in 2008. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • 16th Annual Fall Reception
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Sep 19, 2013

    On September 19, 2013, the NHWBA will host its 16th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the 2013 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to the Honorable Tina L. Nadeau. The Ricker Award is presented annually to an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. Chief Justice Nadeau meets and exceeds all of these criteria. She has long been a champion for gender equality in New Hampshire. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Chief Justice Nadeau as well as a night of networking with our members and friends. The reception is open to the public. No RSVP is required. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. At the reception, we will also present the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to Lindsay Whitelaw, a second year law student at UNH School of Law. A raffle to benefit the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund will also be held.
  • August Networking Event at Margaritas in Manchester
    Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
    Manchester, NH
    Aug 15, 2013

    Join us for happy hour at Margaritas in downtown Manchester. Come and unwind at the end of the work day with other NHWBA members and friends. Enjoy great deals on drinks and food while connecting with colleagues.
  • Effective Use of Paralegals Program
    Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson
    Manchester, NH
    Jul 24, 2013

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a paralegal and a legal assistant? What your expectations of each should be? How each can help your law practice? Come join us in a brown bag-styled discussion on the effective use of paralegals. Marcia Brown, attorney and adjunct professor at NHTI, and Stacey Peters, Department Head of the Paralegal Studies Program at NHTI, will present and lead a discussion on helpful ideas on how to use paralegals and legal assistants effectively so that you, in turn, can make the most efficient use of your time.
  • Networking Event at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jul 17, 2013

    Join us in beautiful downtown Portsmouth for a casual gathering. Come network and socialize with friends, colleagues, and other NHWBA members. Feel the ocean breeze, enjoy friendly conversation, and stay for live music on the outdoor deck at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
  • Private Party at Fresh Boutique in Nashua
    Fresh Boutique
    Nashua, NH
    Jun 12, 2013

    Join fellow members and friends of the NHWBA at Fresh Boutique in Nashua for a private party where you can shop for clothing, handbags, and jewelry while enjoying appetizers and beverages. A make up consultant will also be there. Plan to join us for an evening of networking and fun and you may even leave with some new items for your wardrobe! Please register online by Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
  • Adult Golf Clinic - Beginner
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 5 - 26, 2013

    The beginner's clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The first two lessons cover golfing basics such as swing, technique and terminology. Lesson three includes chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. Lesson four will be an actual 4-hole game held on the course at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH. Cost includes golf clubs!
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner-FULL
    Chen Yang Li
    Bedford, NH
    Jun 5, 2013

    Join Retired New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice James Duggan at a Table for Eight at Chen Yang Li in Bedford on June 5th. Justice Duggan started the Public Defender Office in Manchester more than 30 years ago and went on to become the state's chief appellate defender representing indigent clients in criminal cases heard by the Supreme Court. At the same time, he was a law professor at what was then known as Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He taught at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord from 1977 until he came to the Supreme Court in January 2001, following his nomination by Governor Jeanne Shaheen. During his years on the Supreme Court, Justice Duggan continued to work for equal access to justice for the poor. He served as chair of the Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission which was established in 2007 to develop and coordinate the state's existing programs for delivering low cost legal services. From 2008 to 2011, he was a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, focused on increasing access to justice. A native of Laconia, NH, Justice Duggan is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown Law Center, both in Washington D.C. After college, he served with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. After graduation from Georgetown Law Center, Justice Duggan was a staff lawyer for the Public Defender Service in Washington and later worked with Micronesian Legal Services in Saipan before returning to New Hampshire in 1974 to start the Public Defender Office in Manchester. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Join NHWBA's Team in the Walk Against Hunger
    Veteran's Memorial Park
    Manchester, NH
    May 19, 2013

    Join us for a four mile walk through Manchester to help end hunger and homelessness in our community. For the 23rd consecutive year, New Horizon's Walk Against Hunger will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 19th. Donations can be collected through May 19th and will benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Homeless Shelter and Angie's Shelter for Women. Members and prospective members are welcome to join, as are your friends and family members! The walk takes place at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Manchester. If you would like to join our team, please e-mail Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • NHWBA's 15th Anniversary Celebration!
    Currier Museum of Art
    Manchester, NH
    May 9, 2013

    Join us for our 15th Anniversary Celebration on May 9, 2013, at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. Galleries open at 5:15 p.m. with a reception to follow. We are pleased to have Pamela Berman, shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan in Boston and the current President of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations, as our honored guest and speaker at the event.  Please join us for an evening of cocktails and camaraderie as we celebrate NHWBA’s 15th Anniversary!
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    11 Eleven Bistro
    Manchester, NH
    May 7, 2013

    Our featured mentor for this Table for Eight is Susan Duprey. Attorney Duprey is a shareholder at Devine, Millimet & Branch. She concentrates her practice in land use and governmental permitting issues, where she specializes in obtaining approvals from local, state, and federal bodies, and guiding and positioning clients in difficult settings and for politically sensitive projects. She has represented numerous individuals and local, regional, and national businesses in obtaining all necessary approvals for complex and multi-use projects. Attorney Duprey is also a sought-after political consultant. She recently served as treasurer of the Ovide Lamontagne for Senate campaign and on the Finance Committee of the Guinta for Congress campaign. She was on the steering committee of McCain for President and formerly served as the New Hampshire Finance Committee co-chair of the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign and as a member of the Bush-Cheney 2004 Steering Committee. Last year, she served as Ann Romney's chief of staff. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. Attorney Duprey was appointed to the NH State Council on the Arts by the Governor and Executive Council and to the Board of Directors of the Manchester Development Corporation by the Manchester Mayor and Board of Aldermen. She serves as a trustee of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society. She is a past board member of Heritage United Way and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, having been elected as chair of both organizations and serving on their executive committees for four years. Attorney Duprey is recognized in Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America 2012 and was named "Manchester Best Lawyer of the Year" for her practice in land use and zoning law in Best Lawyers 2013. She was a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award by New Hampshire Business Review, and was also named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in New Hampshire" by New Hampshire Magazine. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • CLE Regarding Confrontation and Hearsay Issues after Crawford & Issues related to Expert Witness Testimony
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Apr 19, 2013

    Join our distinguished panel including Susan Morrell, Janice Rundles, Elizabeth Woodcock, Mary Ann Dempsey and Diana Fenton of the Attorney General's Office as well as Public Defenders Dorothy Graham and Sarah Newhall, and Heather Menezes of McDowell & Osburn as they discuss confrontation and hearsay issues as well as issues related to expert witnesses. They will present the evolving state and federal case law and what it means for lay and expert witnesses. Sample pleadings will be provided. They will also discuss the applicable discovery/disclosure rules, rules of evidence, RSA 516:29-a, and depositions of experts in both criminal and civil cases. The impact of the PAD rules on expert disclosure will also be covered. Mark your calendars now to attend this informative CLE that is free for NHWBA members. 3.0 NHMCLE credits pending. Registration at 12:30 p.m.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    Firefly American Bistro & Bar
    Manchester, NH
    Apr 18, 2013

    Join our featured mentor at the Table for Eight on April 18, 2013, the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Judge Laplante was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, attended Nashua High School, and went on to Georgetown University, earning an A.B. in American Studies in 1987 and his J.D. from Georgetown Law in 1990. After passing the New Hampshire bar exam, Judge Laplante joined the law firm of Wiggin & Nourie in Manchester and Nashua. In 1993, Judge Laplante began his career in public service with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, serving as an Attorney, then Assistant Attorney General and, ultimately, Senior Assistant Attorney General in A.G. Phillip McLaughlin’s (then new) Homicide Unit. From 1998 to 2000, Judge Laplante worked with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Public Integrity Section as a member of the Campaign Financing Task Force. In 2000, he became an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Two years later, Judge Laplante took a position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire, primarily working on the New England Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and eventually serving as First Assistant United States Attorney. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Judge Laplante received the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Robert Kirby Award, the Lt. Steven P. Demo Law Enforcement Award, the Boston Police Department Distinguished Service Award, the New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association’s “Billy Yout Memorial Award,” several Congressional Law Enforcement Awards, and was named the state’s top prosecutor by New Hampshire Magazine in 2003. Judge Laplante was nominated to the federal bench by President George W. Bush and he became a United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire on December 28, 2007. Judge Laplante is a member of the Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court. He is also an advisory board member of the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program, a program that he attended as a student in 1982. Judge Laplante has served on the Nashua Region Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (chairman 2006-08), the Nashua Police Athletic League and Youth Safe Haven (chairman 2003-08), and the St. Christopher School Advisory Board. He coordinates the youth wrestling program (K-8th grade) for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and volunteers at the Corpus Christi Food Pantry. He is a boxing referee, licensed to officiate both professional and amateur bouts. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • NHWBA's 11th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic
    The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls
    Meredith, NH
    Apr 5 - 6, 2013

    Enjoy a weekend away with dinner, spa treatments, and a lunch presentation. Agenda: Friday, April 5, 2013 5:00 p.m. - Networking/Social Hour at Lago Costa Cucina 6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Lago Costa Cucina Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast on your own at Church Landing or Mill Falls 12:00 - 1:15 - Buffet lunch and round table discussion led by Betsy Black - Take a Break: Building Space for Reflection, Recreation and Renewal. The tycoon J.P. Morgan did not know about work/life balance in his day, but he knew about the power of creativity in business. He said “I can do a year’s work in 9 months, but not in 12.” Observe how down time works (or doesn’t) in your work and personal life. Learn from reflection, your peers and the latest research regarding the value of breaks large and small. You will leave this session with one or more techniques to easily make space for more space. Betsy will also lead us in a short yoga session. For more information including prices, contact Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Sarah Ambrogi
    Ambrogi Law Office
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 28, 2013

    Join NHWBA member, Sarah Ambrogi, in a candid discussion about the benefits and pitfalls of being a sole practitioner. Pack a lunch and head over to Sarah's new office to share some tips and tricks of starting your own firm.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    Cotton Restaurant
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 14, 2013

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on March 14, 2013 is Magistrate Judge Landya Boyer McCafferty of the U.S. District Court. Magistrate Judge McCafferty is a 1991 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Norman H. Stahl, both in the District of New Hampshire and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She was also a law clerk to the Honorable A. David Mazzone in the District of Massachusetts. She practiced law at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Manchester, then served for over eight years as a staff attorney and assistant appellate defender with the NH Public Defender Program.  In 2004, Magistrate Judge McCafferty became Disciplinary Counsel to the NH Supreme Court's Committee on Professional Conduct.  Then, in June 2010, Magistrate Judge McCafferty took the bench at the U.S. District Court. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Join us for a Membership Drive Networking Event after the NH Bar's Mid-Year Meeting
    JD's Tavern
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 8, 2013

    Join other NHWBA members and friends after the NH Bar Association's Mid-Year Meeting to connect and network. Bring a friend who isn't a member of the NHWBA so they can learn about the benefits of membership. We'll meet at JD's Tavern on the first floor of the Radisson. Hope to see you there!
  • Experience Opera NH
    Palace Theatre
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 20, 2013

    Did you know Opera NH hosts world class, live European opera performances each year at the Palace Theatre? This year's productions include Rossini's uproariously funny "The Barber of Seville" on February 3rd followed by the sequel, and Mozart perennial favorite, "The Marriage of Figaro." Interested in learning more about Opera in NH? Come join us on February 20th, from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Palace Theatre for a networking and cultural evening featuring a tour of the Palace Theatre, where you will learn more about the history of the Theatre and get a hint of what happens "behind the curtain" of a fully staged production. Enjoy a live performance of one or two short arias, just enough to whet your appetite for the fascinating world of opera, over light appetizers and beverages with your colleagues. This will be an evening you won't want to miss. Please RSVP to Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org.
  • Network with Fellow Members at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
    La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
    Derry, NH
    Feb 7, 2013

    Join our County Representatives for some of the best Margaritas around as well as great food and fun company at La Carreta in Derry! Enjoy an evening of networking with other NHWBA members and friends. We'll meet in the bar and then move to tables. RSVPs are not required for this event but are appreciated. Please e-mail Cathy McKay at cathy.mckay@parnell-mckay.com if you plan to attend.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    Chen Yang Li
    Bow, NH
    Feb 7, 2013

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on February 7, 2013 is New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Connecticut, Justice Conboy served as an officer in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war. She received her law degree in 1978 from Franklin Pierce Law Center, after which she clerked for Judge Shane Devine, the former Chief Judge of the New Hampshire Federal District Court. She was a partner at McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton and practiced as a trial lawyer with a concentration in employment law. Justice Conboy served for 17 years on the Superior Court, most recently as Supervisory Justice of the Merrimack County Superior Court, before she was nominated to the Supreme Court by Gov. John Lynch in June 2009. She has served as Chair of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, and Chair of the New Hampshire Superior Court Sentence Review Board. In addition to her judicial duties, Justice Conboy serves as a member of the UNH School of Law Board of Trustees. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Family Law Update CLE
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 11, 2013

    Join our distinguished faculty including Helen Honorow, Margie Kerouac and Pam Peterson for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law, legislation and rule changes. 3.0 NHMCLE credits pending. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • Join us for our Post-Holiday Party at UnWine'd
    UnWine'd
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 9, 2013

    After the rush of the holiday season is over, join the NHWBA to unwind and re-energize for the new year. Light fare and wine will be provided. The full menu and cash bar will be available. Because the holidays are not the only time funds are needed by local charities, the NHWBA will be accepting donations for the Nashua Children's Home at the event. The Nashua Children's Home is home to 46 children ranging in ages from 7 to 18 years old. Their 2012 Christmas wish list included gift cards to clothing stores, shoe stores, hair salons, grocery stores, movie theaters, Panera, Chipotle, Dunkin' Donuts, Leda Lanes, Roller Kingdom, You're Fired and AC Moore. If you would like to make a donation to the Nashua Children's Home at the Post-Holiday party, we will be collecting cash and checks made payable to the Nashua Children's Home. RSVPs are not required for this event but are appreciated. Please email Gretchen Pyles if you plan to attend!
  • Pack Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry
    New Horizons of New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 6, 2012

    Each year New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Manchester, NH distributes hundreds of food baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. There is a critical need for not only staples like canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, coffee and sugar, but also for volunteers to help pack the boxes with nonperishable foods items. Join us on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. as we help pack these much needed and appreciated holiday food baskets. If you can't join us on December 6, but would like to make a monetary donation, please send a check made payable to "New Horizons" to: NHWBA P.O. Box 915 Manchester, NH 03105
  • Going Beyond: Communication Strategies for More Effective Leadership and Problem Solving
    Nixon Peabody
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 15, 2012

    Today’s women in business are more dynamic, educated and engaged than ever before. Since 2000, women represent at least 57% of undergraduates, and among 2010 J.D. graduates 47.2% were female. Still, barriers to achievement and success persist; since 2001 there has been a 23% gender pay gap with some research even indicating that this increases with education. Among Fortune 500 companies, women occupy 15% of the board seats and only 3% of CEO’s are women. We will explore what women can do to challenge these statistics and access their full potential in order to create a more satisfying and rewarding professional experience. Women bring tremendous strengths and talents to leadership positions. They tend to be highly collaborative, engaging and thorough. These traits lead to success in a variety of roles including networking, leadership, being part of a team and navigating change. Despite these strides, women often report feeling disempowered and stuck when encountering someone who does not respond to their communication style. Drawing from the DiSC © model, we will examine four communication styles which can be utilized to achieve more effective problem solving and leadership. Unlike others, this model is designed to identify behavioral “comfort zones” rather than personality dimensions. Participants will be coached on how to identify their preferred style as well as preferred styles of others. Once you have gained these insights, you will have a strategy for how to communicate with anyone in any situation. As a follow-up, participants will have the opportunity to complete a DiSC Assessment at a later date for a more in-depth analysis of their default style.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    Radici Restaurant
    Portsmouth, NH
    Nov 14, 2012

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on November 14, 2012 is New Hampshire Superior Court Justice John M. Lewis. Judge Lewis earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Grenoble, France. Judge Lewis clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for one year, and then worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Assistant Regional Attorney for two years. He then worked as an Associate in the Labor Department of the law firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn in New York, New York until 1982 when he relocated to New Hampshire. Judge Lewis was formerly a shareholder at Borofsky, Lewis & Amodeo-Vickery, P.A. in Portsmouth, NH, where he focused his practice in the area of personal injury, family law, workers’ compensation, and employment law. He served as Chair of the New Hampshire State Board of Education from 1997 to 2001. Judge Lewis was appointed to the Superior Court in 2001. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    Chen Yang Li
    Bedford, NH
    Oct 25, 2012

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on October 25, 2012 is New Hampshire Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks. Justice Hicks is a native of Colebrook, New Hampshire. After practicing for 23 years at Wiggin & Nourie in Manchester, he was appointed to the Superior Court in 2001. Then, in 2006, he was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court following the retirement of Senior Associate Justice Joseph P. Nadeau. Since 2008, Justice Hicks has been a member of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation, and currently serves as chairperson of the nominating committee. He joined New Hampshire's Webster-Batchelder Inn of Court seven years ago, when he was a judge on the Superior Court. At the New Hampshire Bar Association's Mid-year Meeting this year, Justice Hicks received the the Philip S. Holman Gender Equality Award. The award, established on the occasion of Judge Holman's retirement from the Superior Court bench in 2003, honors Judge Holman's efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop - CANCELLED
    The Elliot at River's Edge
    Manchester, New Hampshire
    Oct 19, 2012

    DUE TO LIMITED REGISTRATIONS, WE UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO CANCEL THE BREAST CANCER LEGAL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IT FOR THE SPRING. STAY TUNED. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Breast cancer patients face a variety of legal problems related to their illness. Join us on October 19th for a full day CLE approved by the American Bar Association, which will provide valuable information to practitioners representing patients with breast cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as to those representing the family members and survivors of breast cancer patients with their ongoing legal concerns. The CLE will feature a presentation about the disease, diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Teresa Ponn of the Elliot Breast Health Center. Additionally, our distinguished legal faculty, including Heidi A. Ames, Sabrina C. Beavens, Sandra K. Mann, Patricia M. McGrath, Jennifer Rivett Schick, and Charla Bizios Stevens, will discuss topics pertinent to those diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers. These topics include: - Overview of Employee Health Benefit Plans/ERISA including ERISA and non-ERISA plans, benefits coverage, appeals process including refusal to pay (common treatments and reconstruction), and keeping insurance after diagnosis - Employment Law Issues including types of leave, reinstatement rights, FMLA coverage and eligibility, ADA, reasonable accommodation, disability discrimination, and RSA 354-A - Family Law Issues including divorce, custody and child support, alimony, and COBRA - Medical Decision Making & Estate Planning Issues including surrogate decision making, medical directives, powers of attorney, and wills and revocable trusts - Financial Issues including credit and bankruptcy We will also have a panel discussion. The panelists with include Dr. Ponn as well as Christine Howard, MSW, LICSW, who is the Oncology Resource Coordinator at Elliot Regional Cancer Center. Jennifer Turco Beaudet, a NHWBA member, breast cancer survivor, and leader of the Manchester affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition, as well as Lynne Guimond Sabean, a board member of the NHWBA and breast cancer survivor, will provide the patient's perspective on the panel. Plan to join us for this informative CLE. 5.25 NHMCLE credits pending. Please note, if you are a breast cancer patient/survivor, please click on the "I will be sending a check" link, and then let us know at the CLE that you are a survivor.
  • 15th Annual Fall Reception
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Sep 27, 2012

    On September 27, 2012, the NHWBA will be holding its 15th annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the 2012 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Connie L. Rakowsky, Executive Director of the Legal Advice and Referral Center. The Ricker award honors an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence or paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Attorney Rakowsky, as well as a night of networking with our members. At the Fall Reception, we will also present the 2012 Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to Jessica Allsop, a deserving second year law student at UNH School of Law. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. A raffle will also be held to support the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund. The raffle tickets are $5 for one ticket and $20 for five tickets and the raffle items include: - One-year membership to LaBelle Winery Vineyard Club, Amherst, NH - Folk Art painting by Debbie Criswell - Facial at Wingate Salon & Spa, Stratham NH - Gift card to the Copper Door, Bedford, NH - Gift basket from Not So Plain Jane's, Manchester, NH - Handmade pie plate from the Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery, ME - Salon services with Ann Hendry of Hair Excitement, Hampton, NH - Cinemagic movie passes for four people good in NH, ME and MA - Handmade beaded jewelry from the Beaded Spider - Signed photograph of Vince Wilfork of the New England Patriots - Four box seat tickets to any Fisher Cats game in April 2013 - Two Silver Level Flex Vouchers for the Manchester Monarchs - Official autographed baseball of the Boston Red Sox - Gift certificate from the Common Man Restaurant
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL
    The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub
    Concord, NH
    Sep 13, 2012

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on September 13, 2012 is Concord District Court Judge Kristin Spath. Judge Spath was appointed to the District Court in 2010 and took office in 2011. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Spath served as the chief of staff for the Department of Justice and worked in the Attorney General's office for 12 years. Before joining the Attorney General's office, she worked as a New Hampshire and federal public defender and also served as the Deputy Clerk of Merrimack County Superior Court. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Network with Marilla M. Ricker Award Recipients as they Campaign for Legal Services
    The Common Man Restaurant
    Concord, NH
    Aug 28, 2012

    Join past Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award recipients including The Honorable Jean K. Burling, The Honorable Susan B. Carbon, The Honorable Carol Ann Conboy, Cathy J. Green, Lucy C. Hodder, Linda S. Johnson, Barbara Keshen, Ann McLane Kuster, Mary Susan Leahy, Ellen J. Musinsky, Mary Pilkington-Casey, Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein, Emily G. Rice, Martha Van Oot, and Sherilyn Burnett Young at an informal reception. Come and learn more about civil legal services in New Hampshire and hear why these Women's Bar leaders support access to justice. The event will be held at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. To attend, please RSVP to Celina Hurley, the Campaign Director for the Campaign for Legal Services, at 603-206-2228 or via e-mail at churley@nhla.org by Friday, August 24, 2012.
  • Networking Event at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jun 20, 2012

    Join us in beautiful downtown Portsmouth for a casual gathering. Come network and socialize with friends, colleagues, and other NHWBA members. Feel the ocean breeze, enjoy friendly conversation, and stay for live music on the outdoor deck at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Reservations are appreciated.
  • Take Your Dog for a Walk and Support NHWBA's Paws Walk Team!
    Stratham Hill Park
    Stratham, NH
    Jun 10, 2012

    Grab your dog's leash and join us for a fun walk to raise money for New Hampshire SPCA. Walkers can choose between a 1.5 mile route or a 2 mile route. The event will take place rain or shine. Please also consider sponsoring our team by making a donation online. For more information about the walk or to sponsor NHWBA's team, contact Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@NHWBA.org.
  • Adult Golf Clinic - Beginner
    Legends Golf
    Hooksett, NH
    Jun 7 - 28, 2012

    The beginner's clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Legends Golf will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Thursday evenings starting on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The first two lessons cover golfing basics such as swing, technique and terminology. Lesson three includes chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. Lesson four will be an actual 4-hole game held on the course at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH. Cost includes golf clubs!
  • Adult Golf Clinic - Intermediate
    Legends Golf
    Hooksett, NH
    Jun 6 - 27, 2012

    The intermediate clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf Pro Steve Poremba of Legends Golf will be our instructor. The lessons will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The first lesson will be at Legends Golf and will be a refresher designed to get everyone back in the "swing." Lesson two will focus on chipping and putting. Lessons three and four will be held at the Derryfield Country Club and will focus on course experience as well as the rules and etiquette of the game. Course management and what to do with different lies will be also be covered.
  • Cooking Demonstration with Liz Barbour of Creative Feast
    Devine, Millimet & Branch
    Manchester, NH
    May 24, 2012

    Grab your apron and join us for a cooking demonstration on "SuperFoods" - foods that are dramatically better than others for our health and longevity. Learn about the foods included in this new category in cooking from Liz Barbour of Creative Feast. Liz has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9's "Cooks Corner" and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. Reservations are appreciated.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    Tulsi's
    Kittery, ME
    May 9, 2012

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on May 9, 2012 is Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau. Chief Justice Nadeau was appointed to the Superior Court in 1996 and was elevated to Chief Justice in 2010. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Chief Justice Nadeau served as legal counsel to former Governor Steve Merrill from 1992 through 1996. She began her legal career in 1989 as an assistant attorney general in the homicide division. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Wine Tasting at Vintner's Cellar Winery
    Vintner's Winery
    Concord, NH
    Apr 18, 2012

    Join us for a wine tasting networking event! Learn about how to taste wine, sample different wines, and enjoy some light appetizers with NHWBA! The event starts at 6:30 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org or register online.
  • Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner
    Mint Bistro
    Manchester, NH
    Apr 12, 2012

    The featured mentor at the Table for Eight on April 12, 2012 is Superior Court Associate Justice Marguerite Wageling. Judge Wageling is a Superior Court Justice, currently assigned to Rockingham County. Before taking the bench, Judge Wageling served as Hillsborough County Attorney. She was first elected county attorney in a special election in 2004, and was re-elected twice. Prior to her election as county attorney, Judge Wageling served as an assistant attorney general as the lead attorney in the administrative prosecution unit. Dinner is dutch treat and registration is limited to 7 NHWBA members who have been in practice for 7 years or less. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
  • Join us for NHWBA's 10th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic
    The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls
    Meredith, NH
    Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2012

    Enjoy a weekend away - with dinner, spa treatments, and a lunch presentation. This year, you can choose to stay one night or two. Agenda: Friday, March 30, 2012: 5:00 p.m. - Networking/Social Hour - cash bar 6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Lago Costa Cucina Saturday, March 31, 2012: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Inns 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Light Lunch Buffet with speaker Dinner included at your choice of restaurants at the Inns Sunday, April 1, 2012: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Inns NHWBA Members receive a 15% discount on spa services. Those services should be scheduled directly with the Cascade Spa at (866) 719-0161. Be sure to mention your NHWBA membership when you make your reservation. Package rates range from $160 to $295 for one night and $290 to $560 for two nights and the only items not included are any alcohol ordered during your stay and any spa services you choose to schedule. To register, contact NHWBA's Executive Director, Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org by February 27, 2012.
  • Yoga with Barbara Landry
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 15, 2012

    Grab your yoga mat and join NHWBA for an evening yoga session. The class will be led by Barbara Landry, a fellow NH attorney and yoga instructor. Barbara is co-owner of Amherst Yoga. She has been a student of yoga for over 14 years, teaching Hatha yoga for the past four plus years. Barbara is currently enrolled in the Kundalini Teacher Training at Yoga at the Ashram in Millis, MA. In addition, she is a Reiki Master, trained in the Usui tradition with Libby Barnett. For more information about Barbara, go to www.barbaralandry.com. The cost for this event is $10.00 per person. Light refreshments will provided afterwards.
  • Mediation Tips for Practitioners CLE
    The Puritan Backroom
    Manchester, NH
    Mar 14, 2012

    Join our distinguished speakers, Melinda S. Gehris and Retired NH Supreme Court Justice Richard E. Galway, for a presentation on selecting a mediator, preparing for mediation, advocating in mediation and ethical considerations. Prior to the CLE, you are invited to anonymously submit a question regarding mediation to be addressed by the panel during the CLE. Please e-mail your question to Kate Mahan at k.mahan@clrm.com. 2.0 NHMCLE credits including 0.5 ethics credits pending.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program with NHPR's Dan Gorenstein and Amy Quinton
    New Hampshire Public Radio
    Concord, NH
    Mar 9, 2012

    Pack a lunch and join us for a roundtable discussion about the law and media with NHPR Reporter Dan Gorenstein and Acting News Director Amy Quinton. Get a tour of NHPR Station and learn about the interesting legal cases NHPR has reported on over the years.
  • Family Law Update CLE
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 2, 2012

    Join us for our annual presentation on recent developments in family law including a discussion of recent case law, legislation and rule changes. 3.0 NHMCLE credits and 0.5 ethics credits pending.
  • RESCHEDULED: Join the NHWBA at UnWine'd
    UnWine'd
    Manchester, NH
    Jan 19, 2012

    After the roads clear, join the NHWBA to unwind and re-energize for the new year. Light fare and wine will be provided. The full menu and cash bar will also be available. The NHWBA will be accepting food and cash donations for the NH Food Bank at the event. January is canned fish month and the Food Bank is seeking cash and donations of canned tuna and salmon. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Please email Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org if you plan to attend!
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program to Learn the PAD Rules from the Clerk of Court
    Strafford County Superior Court
    Dover, NH
    Jan 19, 2012

    Pack a lunch and join us for an insightful program led by Julie Howard, Strafford County Clerk of Court, regarding the PAD discovery rules for civil cases (a pilot project that is in effect in Strafford and Carroll Counties). Clerk Howard will provide updated PAD forms and expand on the online primer regarding the PAD rules. CLE credit may be available for this event.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Gallagher & Cavanaugh LLP
    Lowell, MA
    Dec 13, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Regional Meeting and Networking Event with the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
    Gallagher & Cavanaugh LLP
    Lowell, MA
    Dec 13, 2011

    The Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts has invited the NHWBA to its regional meeting in what we hope will become an annual event. All NHWBA members are invited to attend. 5:30 p.m. - In-House Panel Discussion 6:30 p.m. - Reception Please RSVP to Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org if you plan to join us.
  • Programming Committee Meeting
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 1, 2011
  • November Networking Event at Republic
    Republic
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 16, 2011

    The NHWBA will be gathering at Manchester's hip downtown restaurant, Republic. We encourage you to join us and treat yourself to some locally sourced comfort food. Republic is a restaurant based on the European model of a "bar". Local, sustainable and organic products are used whenever and wherever available. Only just-landed fish is offered on the daily blackboard. 100% of their proteins are raised in New England and humanely nurtured and vegetarian fed. In season, their vegetables are locally sourced and their dairy at all times (parmesan cheese the exception) is regionally produced. Wine, beer and a limited spirits menu is also available. Come spend time with your fellow members, indulge in good eats, and gear up for the holiday season at this cash bar event. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Please email Gretchen Pyles at Gretchen@nhwba.org if you plan to attend!
  • Pack Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry
    New Horizons of New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 10, 2011

    Each year New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Manchester, NH distributes hundreds of turkey dinner baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. There is a critical need for not only staples like canned vegetables, jarred gravy and boxed rice & instant potatoes, but also for volunteers to help pack the boxes with nonperishable foods items. Join us on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as we help pack these much needed and appreciated holiday dinner boxes. If you can't join us on November 10, but would like to make a monetary donation, please send a check made payable to "New Horizons" to: NHWBA P.O. Box 915 Manchester, NH 03105
  • Walk With NHWBA's 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 16, 2011

    Please join the NHWBA Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2011 Team! Members and prospective members are welcome to join, as are your friends and family members! The walk takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Arms Park in Manchester. You have the option of walking 3 miles or 5 miles.
  • An Introduction to Elder Law
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 14, 2011

    Given our aging population, it is likely that most practitioners will encounter elder law issues even in a general practice. Join four New Hampshire attorneys who focus in this area to get an overview of the most important issues in elder law today, and how to spot them. We will concentrate on practical advice, including insights on how to advise those who provide care to their elderly family members. The program will include an interactive discussion of common ethical issues which arise in this area. 3.0 NHMCLE credits and 0.5 ethics credits pending.
  • Networking Committee Meeting
    McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 12, 2011
  • Save the Date: Judge Gertner Book Signing and Wine and Cheese Reception
    UNH School of Law
    Concord, NH
    Oct 11, 2011

    In April 1994, with twenty years of groundbreaking and controversial cases behind her, Nancy Gertner was appointed to serve as a Federal Judge in Massachusetts. In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, Gertner reflects upon her career as an outspoken, “outsider” lawyer, representing criminal and civil cases focused on women’s rights, civil liberties, and breaking down the gender barriers of the 1970s and 80s. In Defense of Women chronicles one woman’s revolutionary career at a time when the world around her was trying to hold her back. For young lawyers looking for guidance, Gertner writes that, when it comes to becoming a judge, there is “no right way, no clear path,” noting that, “the issue is less where you start than where you end up.” The lessons she imparts about fighting for what you believe in, and striving against all odds to create the life you want for yourself, ring as true for women in the 21st century as they did in the 1970s. Gertner wrote the book to record those struggles. “I wanted to memorialize these stories, if only for my kids, my friends, myself,” she writes. “I had been there, done that. It had been quite a ride; important lessons had been learned personally and professionally; and maybe—just maybe—some good had been done.” Copies of Judge Gertner's book will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Annual Fall Reception
    The Concord Country Club
    Concord, NH
    Sep 22, 2011

    On September 22, 2011, the NHWBA will be holding its 12th annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the 2011 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award. The Ricker award honors an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence or paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. This year, the Ricker award will be presented to Lucy C. Hodder, Esquire. Attorney Hodder is a shareholder in the health care practice group of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. She has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, as well as a New England Super Lawyer for health care law. She is a board member of the Women's Policy Institute and was appointed to the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women beginning in 1998, and chaired the commission from 2003 to 2004. In support of the nomination of Attorney Hodder for the Ricker Award, one of her nominators wrote: "In addition to her strong commitment to her clients, Lucy is equally devoted to advancing the causes of women to improve their health, welfare and well-being and to increase the likelihood of women's success and achievement in all avenues of life. She has been an outstanding mentor and role model for younger women attorneys, both within the firm and around the State." Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of Attorney Hodder, as well as a night of networking with our members. The reception is from 5:30-7:30p.m. and is open to the public. No RSVP is required. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. A special thanks to our event benefactors: Abramson, Brown & Dugan; Desmarais, Ewing & Johnston; McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton; and Rath, Young & Pignatelli. Thanks also to our longtime sponsor, Mass Mutual.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Nixon Peabody
    Manchester, NH
    Sep 14, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Portsmouth Networking Event at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
    Portsmouth, NH
    Jul 20, 2011

    Come network and socialize in beautiful Portsmouth! Please join us, other members of the NHWBA, and our friends and colleagues, on Wednesday, July 20th at 6 p.m. at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. on their outdoor deck/bar area. The cost is $10 per person. A variety of appetizers will be served. (In the case of inclement weather, we will meet downstairs at the Gas Light’s brick oven pizza pub). Please register by July 13th; feel free to bring friends colleagues and significant others. We hope to see you there!
  • Networking Event at Margaritas
    Margarita's
    Exeter, NH
    Jun 22, 2011

    Come join the NHWBA and enjoy a warm summer evening with refreshing cold drinks and spicy food and listen to Connie Rakowsky as she speaks about a collaborative initiative between the NH Women's Policy Institute, the NH Commission on the Status of Women, and the NH Women's Lobby based on the recent study into the status of women and girls in New Hampshire. The NHWPI produces and disseminates research about the status of women in NH. One of their current research projects outside of NH is issues regarding Women's Peace in Afghanistan on behalf of the United Nations. Please join us at Margarita's in Exeter, New Hampshire on June 22, 2011 to learn more about this exciting initiative and how you can get involved. Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones and learn how you can help raise awareness about advancing women's status in all sectors.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella
    Exeter, NH
    Jun 22, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Programming Committee Meeting
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Jun 15, 2011
  • Adult Golf Clinic - Beginner
    Legends Golf
    Hooksett, NH
    Jun 14 - Jul 5, 2011

    The beginners clinic is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf pro Ian Willikens of the Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The first two lessons cover golfing basics such as swing, technique and terminology. Lesson three includes chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. Lesson four will be an actual 4-hole game held on the course at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH. Cost includes golf clubs!
  • Adult Golf Clinic - Intermediate
    Legends Golf
    Hooksett, NH
    Jun 2 - 23, 2011

    The intermediate class is a series of four 1-hour private lessons conducted in a group of no more than 12 participants. Golf pro Ian Willikens of the Derryfield Country Club will be our instructor. The first lesson will be at Legends Driving Range and will be a refresher designed to get everyone back in the swing of things after a long winter. Lesson two will be at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester, NH, and will focus on chipping and putting and the importance of a golfer's "short game" in reducing strokes and improving scores. Lessons Three and Four will also be at the Derryfield and will focus on course experience as well as the rules and etiquette of the game of golf. Course management and what to do with different lies and in different situations will be also be covered.
  • Networking Committee Meeting
    Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian, P.A.
    Manchester, NH
    May 25, 2011
  • An Introduction to Elder Law
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    May 19, 2011

    Given our aging population, it is likely that most practitioners will encounter elder law issues even in a general practice. Join four New Hampshire attorneys who focus in this area to get an overview of the most important issues in elder law today, and how to spot them. We will concentrate on practical advice, including insights on how to advise those who provide care to their elderly family members. The program will include an interactive discussion of common ethical issues which arise in this area. 3.0 NHMCLE credits and 0.5 ethics credits pending.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Devine, Millimet & Branch
    Manchester, NH
    May 18, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Food Drive to Help Feed Hungry Children
    May 13, 2011

    Its time for the NHWBA's annual food drive aimed at feeding hungry children! From April 18th to May 13th, the NHWBA will be collecting canned fruit, pasta items (boxed, canned or bagged) and monetary donations for the New Hampshire Food Bank. When making a monetary donation, checks should be made payable to "NH Food Bank." Please send checks to the NHWBA at P.O. Box 915, Manchester, NH 03105. Food donations made within individual firms and offices will be collected by NHWBA representatives from May 14th to May 19th. Contact your county representative to arrange for pick up of food items.
  • Membership Committee Meeting
    May 12, 2011
  • Women in the Judiciary - Path to the Bench
    Derryfield Country Club
    Manchester, NH
    May 6, 2011

    Although women comprise approximately one-half of all graduating law students, they continue to be under-represented in the judiciary. This program aims to give women a better understanding of the professional satisfaction of being a judge and to highlight the skills most useful in serving in the capacity of a judge, many of which are well within most women's skill sets. It will also provide an overview of the judicial selection process and practical advice and information for those who wish to seek judicial appointment. The goal is to have attendees leave the program feeling both inspired to seek appointment within the judiciary and confident that they have what it takes to be a successful candidate. EXPECTED PANELISTS: Hon. Linda S. Dalianis; Hon. Gillian Abramson; Hon. Jacalyn S. Colburn; Hon. Landya McCafferty; Hon. Susan Ashley; Marital Master Deborah Rein and Emily Rice, Esq. and Katherine Hanna, Esq. as current and former chairs of the Judicial Selection Commission. Financial assistance is available.
  • Infrastructure Committee Meeting
    Abramson, Brown & Dugan
    Manchester, NH
    Apr 21, 2011
  • Work Stress Relief Weekend
    The Inns at Mill Falls
    Meredith, NH
    Apr 8 - 9, 2011

    Enjoy a weekend away - with dinner, spa treatments, and a lunch presentation. Watch your email for registration information.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    The Inn at Mills Falls
    Meredith, NH
    Apr 8, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Devine, Millimet & Branch
    Concord, NH
    Mar 16, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Networking Event - Wine Tasting
    Vintner's Winery
    Concord, NH
    Mar 16, 2011

    Join us for a wine tasting networking event! Learn about how to taste wine, sample 8 different wines, and enjoy some light appetizers with NHWBA! The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • February Networking Event at Republic
    Republic
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 16, 2011

    The NHWBA will be gathering for warm conversation at Manchester's hip downtown restaurant, Republic. We encourage you to join us and treat yourself to some locally sourced comfort food. Republic is a restaurant based on the European model of a "bar". Local, sustainable and organic products are used whenever and wherever available. Only just-landed fish is offered on the daily blackboard. 100% of their proteins are raised in New England and humanely nurtured and vegetarian fed. In season, their vegetables are locally sourced and their dairy at all times (parmesan cheese the exception) is regionally produced. Wine, beer and a limited spirits menu is also available. Come spend time with your fellow members, indulge in good eats, and dream of summer. Join us February 16th at 6:30 p.m. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Please email Jill Desrochers at jjmd@comcast.net if you plan to attend!
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 16, 2011

    Monthly meeting of the NHWBA Board of Directors.
  • Infrastructure Committee Meeting
    Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 16, 2011
  • Family Law Update CLE
    McLane Law Firm
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 3, 2011

    NHWBA presents its annual Family Law Update focusing on the latest developments in parenting, child support, alimony and property settlement matters with an overview of recent legislative and rule changes. We've expanded our topics this year - see the list of presenters and topics above!
  • Membership Committee Meeting
    Firefly Bistro
    Manchester, NH
    Feb 1, 2011
  • Holiday Party at UnWined
    UnWined
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 15, 2010

    The NHWBA is giving thanks for many things this year and wants to thank you and all of its members by inviting you to our annual Holiday Party, which will be held at UnWined in Manchester on December 15, 2010 at 5:30p.m. Appetizers, Fondue and some wine will be provided, there will also be a cash bar.
  • Candlelight Stroll through Strawberry Banke
    Strawberry Banke
    Porstmouth, NH
    Dec 11, 2010

    Bring your friends and family to view historic homes decorated in period regalia, view 18th century hearth cooking, take a carriage ride, enjoy live music and holiday entertainment, and many other activities. For more information about the candlelight stroll, visit: www.strawberybanke.org/candlelight-stroll.html If you have any questions about the event, please contact Keri Roman at KRoman@dtclawyers.com or Cathy McKay at cathy.mckay@parnell-mckay.com Please register by Monday, December 6th so that we can ensure this great discounted rate!
  • Membership Committee Meeting
    Morrison Mahoney LLP
    Manchester, NH
    Dec 6, 2010

    Come help us make NHWBA membership meaningful to you and all our members. Together we can build our network - and yours! The Membership Committee develops and implements ideas for member benefits and recruitment, and works closely with other committees on various events and programs. Contact Membership Secretary, Nicole Cook at NCook@morrisonmahoney.com with any questions or for more information.
  • Brown Bag Lunch - Role of a "Divorce Coach"
    Barry & Honorow
    Nashua, NH
    Dec 2, 2010

    Karen Ela Kenny, MSW, LICSW of the Mental Health Collaborative, PLLC will speak on the role of a “Divorce Coach” in collaborative divorce.
  • Pack Holiday Turkey Dinner Baskets for the Hungry
    New Horizons of New Hampshire
    Manchester, NH
    Nov 18, 2010

    Each year New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Manchester, NH distributes hundreds of turkey dinner baskets during the holiday season to families in need throughout the greater Manchester area. There is a critical need for not only food donations of dinner staples like canned vegetables, jarred gravy and boxed rice & instant potatoes, but also for volunteers to help pack the boxes with nonperishable foods items in preparation for their distribution in mid-December. Join us on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 5:30-8PM as we help package these much needed and appreciated holiday dinner boxes. If you are unavailable to donate your time on November 18, we hope you might consider donating some of the critical need food items on behalf of NHWBA. Food donations may be dropped off at the following law firm anytime before November 18: Devine Millimet, Abramson, Brown & Dugan, or Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green. Monetary donations should be made payable to "New Horizons" and can be sent to: NHWBA P.O. Box 915 Manchester, NH 03105
  • Annual Fall Reception
    The Centennial
    Concord, NH
    Oct 28, 2010

    On October 28, 2010, the NHWBA will be holding its 13th annual Fall Reception at The Centennial in Concord. The reception will include the presentation of the 2010 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award, which honors an outstanding women lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence or paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. The NHWBA will also introduce the 2010-11 recipient of the Winnie McLaughlin scholarship, which is awarded annually to a female Pierce Law student in partnership with Pierce Law. Join us for a night of recognition of the achievements of our members and award recipients, as well as a night of networking with our members. The reception is from 5:30-7:30p.m. and is open to the public. No RSVP is required. Hors d’Oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. Cocktails are sponsored by Abramson, Brown & Dugan, P.A.
  • Walk With NHWBA's 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 17, 2010

    Please join the NHWBA Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2010 Team! Members and prospective members are welcome to join, as are your friends and family members! The walk takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Arms Park in Manchester. You have the option of walking 3 miles or 5 miles. Team participants will receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt if you join by September 14, 2010 and agree to raise $75 in donations. NHWBA Vice President, Holly Kilibarda, is the Team Leader, and you are welcome to contact her with any questions at 603-628-4000 or hkilibarda@nixonpeabody.com.
  • Walk With NHWBA's 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team!
    Arms Park
    Manchester, NH
    Oct 17, 2010

    Please join the NHWBA Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2010 Team! Members and prospective members are welcome to join, as are your friends and family members! The walk takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Arms Park in Manchester. You have the option of walking 3 miles or 5 miles. Team participants will receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt if you join by September 14, 2010 and agree to raise $75 in donations. NHWBA Vice President, Holly Kilibarda, is the Team Leader, and you are welcome to contact her with any questions at 603-628-4000 or hkilibarda@nixonpeabody.com.
  • Communication Styles Workshop
    Nixon Peabody
    Manchester, NH
    Sep 16, 2010

    How well you communicate can influence how others view your work, your performance and your prospects for career mobility. Because we all communicate differently, it is important to understand the variations in style and learn new ways to communicate with others that will ensure productive and effective working relationships. In this course, you will be able to identify your own personal communication style using the Boost methodology while learning how to maximize your strengths and remedy areas that need improvement. The Benefits: * Improve power of persuasion and influence; awareness of body language and non-verbal signals. * Identify personal communication barriers and develop strategies to avoid misunderstandings and overcome difficult situations. * Develop critical listening skills and learn about your own listening behavior and responding style. The Results: * Positive interactions and productive relationships with peers and colleagues * Confidently express ideas and solutions while disarming those with different viewpoints. When you gain an understanding of how your personal communication style is perceived by others, you can learn to tailor your behavior to create positive and productive relationships in the workplace. Now is the time to take the driver's seat in your own career! Workshop begins at 5:00p.m. Refreshments provided.
  • NHWBA Annual Golf Clinic for Beginners
    Legends Golf
    Hooksett, NH
    Jul 14, 2010

    It’s Back for Summer! The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association invites you to participate in our Annual Golf Clinic When: Four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning July 14 and ending August 4. Lessons start at 6:00 pm. Where: Lessons 1 & 2 at Legends Golf in Hooksett located at 18 Legends Drive, Hooksett, NH 03106-1855. Lessons 3 & 4 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester located at 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104. What: Golf pro Ian Williken of the Derryfield Country Club will work with participants on the basics of hitting with woods and irons and putting. The final lesson includes a scramble at the Derryfield Country Club. Learn the basics with us and be ready to play in the Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament to benefit the NH Pro Bono Referral Program on August 12th!