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Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award

Since 2000, the Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award has been presented annually at NHWBA's Fall Reception. Its recipients are women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence, and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, or advanced opportunities for women in the legal profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women.

You can learn more about Marilla M. Ricker, a woman of many New Hampshire legal firsts, here.

2019 Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2019 Ricker Award will be accepted through June 28, 2019.

To nominate a woman lawyer: (1) Complete the Nomination Form, (2) attach a copy of the nominee’s resume or biography and (3) describe in your own words how the nominee has achieved the following:

  • Achieved professional excellence AND
  • Paved the way to success for other women lawyers AND/OR
  • Advanced opportunities for women in the legal profession AND/OR
  • Performed exemplary public service on behalf of women.

The narrative should not exceed two typed pages and should contain concrete examples for at least one of the listed criteria. You may attach articles written by the nominee or other letters of support from individuals or organizations.

All nominations shall remain active for a period of three years. Materials may be submitted to update and/or supplement a nomination during that same time period.

Send the following nomination materials:

  1. Completed Nomination Form
  2. Nominee’s Resume or Biography
  3. Award Criteria Narrative

to:

NHWBA, Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award
P.O. Box 915
Manchester, NH 03105-0915

-or-

info@NHWBA.org

Award Recipients

 2018  Catherine E. Shanelaris
 2017  Hon. Linda Stewart Dalianis
 2016  Jennifer L. Parent
 2015

 Jane E. Young

 2014  Carol L. Hess
 2013  Hon. Tina L. Nadeau
 2012  Connie Rakowsky
 2011  Lucy C. Hodder
 2010  Marital Master Deborah Kane Rein
 2009  Ellen J. Musinsky
 2008  Hon. Carol Ann Conboy
 2007  Sherilyn Burnett Young
 2006  Barbara Keshen
 2005  Mary Pilkington-Casey
 2004  Ann McLane Kuster
 2003  Hon. Jean K. Burling
 Emily G. Rice
 2002  Linda S. Johnson
 Deborah J. Cooper
 2001  Cathy J. Green
 Mary Susan Leahy
 2000  Hon. Susan B. Carbon
 Martha Van Oot

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P.O. Box 915
Manchester, NH 03105
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