Now Accepting Ricker Award Nominations
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.
Nominations for the 2019 Ricker Award will be accepted through June 28, 2019. Learn more about how to nominate a woman lawyer at our website.
NHWBA Fights Discrimination in NH Bar
NHWBA submitted final comments to the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Proposed Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g). Click here to view them.
Thank you to all our members and friends who have worked on this important issue over the last several months, and especially to those who recently submitted comments themselves.
We are hoping for an outcome that will appropriately address the endemic issue of harassment and discrimination in the profession.
NHWBA Members in the Media
NHWBA member Donna Brown (right) of Wadleigh, Starr & Peters was recently featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio article called "Some Say Untapped Workers Are Plentiful, Could Help Ease N.H.'s Labor Shortage" and was also on The Exchange.
Sustaining member Professor Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy at the UNH Law's Institute for Health Policy and Practice, was also recently on NHPR's The Exchange to discuss Hospital Mergers In New Hampshire.
And NHWBA member Jacqueline Botchman of McLane Middleton, was recently published in the NH Business Review with an article entitled, "Court’s LGBTQ ruling awaited: Will Title VII civil rights protect the community from discrimination?"
Attorney Hanisco on Board of Governors
NHWBA member, Attorney Christine M. Hanisco of The Stein Law Firm, PLLC was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Bar Association's Board of Governors. She concentrates her practice on the areas of criminal law, family law, surrogacy law, and adoption.
She will serve in a Governor At Large seat. Congratulations, Chrissy!
NHWBA's 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 in Manchester will be our instructor.
The lessons will take place on four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Registration is $125 for NHWBA members and $150 for non-members, which includes rental of golf clubs.
Contact Kat Hedges by email or at 603-668-2222 with any questions.
Teleconference: Mentoring Millennial Women
Mentoring is at risk of becoming a lost art. At a time when Facebook groups, Slack channels, and alternative means of networking, guidance, and education are on the rise, it's critical to remain relevant to the newest generation of female attorneys, not only to provide support and much-needed resources to budding practitioners, but also to develop future female leaders who will pass the torch to the next generation.
Join by phone on June 10 at 4pm to hear practical tips to enhance your mentorship skills. Register today.
LawLine Volunteer Night
We're volunteering with LawLine, the New Hampshire Bar Association's free telephone legal advice service.
Join us at Bernstein Shur in Manchester on Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30 - 8pm to eat pizza and answer the public's legal questions by phone. Please sign up here.
LawLine can be reached at (800) 868-1212 from 6-8pm on the second Wednesday of each month.
July Book Club
We will be meeting over dinner (pay your own way) at Republic in Manchester on Wednesday, July 10th at 5:30pm to discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This book is the result of Ms. Rubin’s one-year study of her happiness. It has been on the best seller list for two years and is 368 pages long.
Please email Caroline Leonard to Caroline Leonard if you are interested.
Check out our Facebook event and invite your friends. Hope to see you there!
Legal Network for Gender Equity
You can help people facing sex discriminatio - including sex harassment - at work, in school, and in health care: Join the Legal Network for Gender Equity.
The Legal Network for Gender Equity is free to join and connects those facing sex discrimination with legal assistance. Attorneys in the Legal Network for Gender Equity agree to give a free initial consultation to individuals coming through the Legal Network. Some attorneys also provide lower rates or pro bono assistance. The Legal Network also offers legal trainings on sex discrimination and harassment and other resources. Click here to learn more.