Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner - FULL

With Our Mentor For The Evening: The Honorable Joseph N. Laplante

This event is only open to NHWBA Members

Location & Date
Firefly American Bistro & Bar
22 Concord Street
Manchester, NH
Apr 18, 2013
6:00 p.m.

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.