Table for Eight Mentoring Dinner-FULL

With Our Mentor For The Evening: Justice James Duggan

This event is only open to NHWBA Members

Location & Date
Chen Yang Li
124 South River Road
Woodbury Court
Bedford, NH
Jun 5, 2013
6:00 p.m.

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.