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  • Monday, June 03, 2019 8:56 PM | Anonymous

    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! 


    Golf Clinic

    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.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 9:09 AM | Anonymous

    As you know, the NHWBA has been outspoken in its advocacy for the implementation of Proposed Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), and the NHWBA strongly supported the most recent iteration of that Proposed Rule’s language pending before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. During the hearing on April 12, 2019, NHWBA members bravely shared their experiences in person and in writing. The NHWBA also submitted written comments to the Court, which you can view here.

    Now, your voices are needed once again. Today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an Order, proposing the adoption of another version of the Proposed Rule and an amendment to current Rule of Professional Conduct 4.4(a). The Court’s Order may be reviewed here. The NHWBA is still analyzing the proposed language, but it appears to fall short of an adequate solution to the endemic issue of harassment and discrimination in our profession. The NHWBA will be submitting comments to the Court on the latest iteration of Rules 8.4(g) and 4.4. Harassment and discrimination are barriers in our profession that we must lead the way in removing. Please join us in doing the same before the May 31st deadline.

    To submit comments, file with the clerk of the Court or send an e-mail to rulescomment@courts.state.nh.us.

    If you have any questions about the NHWBA’s position or about submitting written comments to the Court, please do not hesitate to contact Christina A. Ferrari, NHWBA President, who may be reached at cferrari@bernsteinshur.com or (603) 665-8827.

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    For more information, contact:

    Jillian Andrews Dubois

    Executive Director

    jillian@NHWBA.org

    603-724-4047

    For Immediate Release:

    The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association to Hold SHERO Celebration Honoring Granite State Women Lawyers

    In celebration of its 20th Anniversary in May 2018, the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (“NHWBA”) unveiled its SHERO Campaign to honor the women heroes of our members and friends.

    Over the last year, a total of 70 SHERO honorees, women who are admired and serve as role models, have been nominated by their peers and colleagues with a donation in their name to the NHWBA. The nominees include both young and veteran attorneys, and those who work as solo practitioners, at large firms, and in the public sector. Judges, professors, and entrepreneurs are among those who have been chosen by their fellow attorneys.

    Now, NHWBA is planning to celebrate these women. A SHERO Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H. The evening will feature entertainment by New York City-based stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality, and podcaster Kath Barbadoro.

    Of the event, NHWBA Board President Attorney Christina A. Ferrari said, “We all know the importance of empowering women, but studies have shown that it does not happen through overt acts as much as it should. We are going to change that!”

    Distinguished attorneys and members of the judiciary from across the Granite State are already planning to attend this historic event. Tickets may be purchased online at www.NHWBA.org.

    NHWBA is grateful to the sponsors who help make events like this possible, including Champion level sponsor Abramson, Brown & Dugan and Benefactor level sponsors Bernstein Shur and McLane Middleton.

    Champion:


    Benefactors:



    Below is a full list of the SHERO honorees:

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    The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association is a statewide bar association founded to promote and support the advancement and interests of women in the legal community through leadership, professional interaction, education and the exchange of ideas between its members and the community. For more information about the NHWBA, go to www.nhwba.org.



  • Monday, April 01, 2019 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    I promise to not flood your email inbox with direct messages from me, but there are two events coming up over the next two weeks that are too important to ignore, and I humbly ask for your help with both of them!  These events focus on the issues of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in our legal profession, which impact us all even if you have not personally experienced such issues.

    First, I urge you to attend the upcoming Promoting Equality in the Legal Profession Training, which will be held this Thursday, April 4th at 8:30 AM at the Jefferson Collaborative Auditorium, Jefferson Mill Building, Ground Floor, 670 N. Commercial Street in Manchester.  Bagels, pastries, fruit, and coffee will be provided, courtesy of Bernstein Shur.

    This free program will not only inform you about the current state of federal and state law regarding the issues of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace, but most importantly, it will give you tools to use to combat harassment, discrimination, and retaliation that you may face.  You can also bring these tools back to your workplace and use them as best practices within your organization.

    Please join us if you can and bring at least one friend or colleague with you – regardless of where you work and what type of work you do, these are important topics and engaging in this training will help continue the necessary conversation around these issues, lead to more awareness of the fact that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation persist in the legal profession, including here in New Hampshire, and will help us all take steps to spark change.

    Please click here to sign up to attend.  Let’s fill the room!

    Second, on April 12, 2019 at 10 AM at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the Court will hold a public hearing on Proposed Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), which, as it now stands in terms of language, the NHWBA enthusiastically supports.  Here is the current iteration of the proposed language, which is what the Court will hear next week:

    (g) engage in conduct while acting as a lawyer in any context that that the lawyer knew or reasonably should have known is harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity.  Statutory or regulatory exemptions, based upon the number of personnel in a law firm, shall not relieve a lawyer of the requirement to comply with this Rule.  This paragraph shall not limit the ability of the lawyer to accept, decline, or withdraw from representation consistent with other Rules, nor does it infringe on any Constitutional right of a lawyer, including advocacy on matters of public policy, the exercise of religion, or a lawyer’s right to advocate for a client.”

    On September 7, 2018, the Advisory Committee on Rules voted 12-3 to recommend that the Court amend Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 by adopting this language.  A copy of the Court’s Order may be found here.

    It is critical that we fill the room with supporters at this hearing and make our voices heard! If you can attend in person, please do so and bring others with you.

    We are told that each individual will have 5 minutes to speak, and I encourage you to take the opportunity to explain to the Court the importance of this Proposed Rule, any personal experiences you have had where a Rule like this one would have been helpful, and that you are in support of the Court’s adoption of the Rule without further revision.

    I plan to speak on behalf of the NHWBA, and I would be happy to discuss with you any proposed comments, if you would like.  I am also happy to answer any questions that you may have about the Proposed Rule and the NHWBA’s position on it to date.  I can be reached by email or at (603) 665-8827 (direct line).  Please contact me at any time.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you can still speak out in support of this Proposed Rule!  Written testimony and comments will be reviewed by the Court and may be submitted via e-mail

    I am also happy to bring with me on April 12th any written testimony and comments that you would like to submit, and to submit them in person on your behalf.  If you are interested in this option, please contact me.

    As always, THANK YOU to each and every one of you for all that you do to support the NHWBA and the continued advancement of women in the legal profession. 

    Hope to see you on April 4th and 12th!

    Very truly yours,

    Christina

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Family Law CLE

    Time is running out to sign up for our Family Law CLE!

    Please join us in Nashua on Thursday, January 31st from noon - 4pm (plus "happy hour" networking). We believe this course may qualify for 180 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement. You'll learn about the latest developments in family law, including New Hampshire's new alimony law.

    Space is limited, so please register now to reserve your spot at this much-anticipated event!

    Panelists will include:


    Linda Johnson Named to Management Committee

    Attorney and NHWBA Member Linda S. Johnson was added to McLane Middleton, P.A.’s Management Committee – the firm’s executive committee of the board of directors; overseeing strategy and business operations.

    Linda is a director in the litigation department and has been with the firm for over 26 years. She previously served as the long-term chair of the firm’s Employment Law Group and as co-chair of the Litigation Department. In addition to assisting companies with their employment law needs, she currently co-chairs the firm’s Education Law Group and focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent and boarding schools.


    Legislative Reception

    We will be hosting a legislative reception along with the New Hampshire Bar Associationthe New Hampshire Association for Justice, and the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Please join us for refreshments and conversation on Thursday, February 7th from 4:30 - 6:30pm at The Barley House in Concord.

    Please RSVP here by Thursday, January 31, 2019. You may contact Allison Borowy with any questions.


    Congratulations, Sherry!

    Attorney Sherilyn Burnett Young, NHWBA member and past Ricker Award recipient, will be one of six recipients of an Outstanding Women in Business Award. She is a founder, shareholder, and president at Rath, Young and Pignatelli.

    These prestigious awards will be presented by the New Hampshire Business Review at their 2019 Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception on February 13 in Bedford.


    February Book Club

    Next month's book club will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 5:30pm in Concord.

    We'll be discussing A Perilous Path – Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law by Sherrilyn Ifill.

    Please register online if you are interested. Hope to see you there!


    Annual Retreat - Save the Date!

    We've set the date for our Annual Retreat, a can't-miss networking event at the Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith.  

    Please kindly save Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th for the overnight event. 

    We'll have more details and registration information soon. Hope to see you there!


    Honor Your SHERO

    In celebration of NHWBA's 20th Anniversary, we unveiled our SHERO campaign to honor the female heroes of our members and friends. Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Is there someone who is a role model for you? Here's your chance to recognize that person by making a donation in their honor.

    Who's your SHERO? Click here to recognize her.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations, Holly!

    Attorney Holly B. Haines, a past NHWBA president who currently practices with Abramson, Brown & Dugan, was recently selected as the winner of the New Hampshire Bar Association's 2019 Hollman Award.

    This award is given annually in honor of Judge Philip Hollman to an attorney who has a record of advocacy for gender equality in the legal system.

    Holly will be honored at NHBA's Midyear Meeting during the Gender Equality Breakfast on February 15th in Manchester. Tickets are available here.


    Annual Retreat - Save the Date!

    We've set the date for our Annual Retreat, a can't-miss networking event at the Inn at Mill Falls in Meredith.  

    Please kindly save Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th for the overnight event. 

    We'll have more details and registration information soon. Hope to see you there!


    January Book Club

    Our book club is taking the month of December off, but will be back on January 14th.

    We'll be discussing The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone.

    Please register online if you are interested.


    Volunteers Needed for Moot Court Competition

    The National Black Law Students Association is hosting the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Nashua from January 24-26.

    The competition's fact pattern changes yearly to encourage discourse on relevant public interest issues that primarily affect minorities. This year's fact pattern addresses the First Amendment protections and contractual obligations of athletes.

    For more information, please email Marissa S. Monteiro.


    NH Bar Association Award Nominations

    The New Hampshire Bar Association is currently accepting nominations for multiple awards.

    The Outstanding Service in Public Sector / Public Interest Law Award is presented to an attorney or an organization involved in government service, military service, law enforcement, public interest law service, or at a nonprofit organization. Email a completed nomination form to Allison Borowy by December 14.

    The Vickie M. Bunnell Award hasn't been given to a woman in more than ten years. It is presented to an attorney from a small firm who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.

    The Distinguished Service to the Public Award is presented an attorney who best exhibits service to the public on behalf of the administration of justice. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.


    Honor Your SHERO

    In celebration of NHWBA's 20th Anniversary, we unveiled our SHERO campaign to honor the female heroes of our members and friends. Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Is there someone who is a role model for you? Here's your chance to recognize that person by making a donation in their honor.

    Who's your SHERO? Click here to recognize her.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Giving Tuesday

    It's #GivingTuesday! Today we're asking you to support the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship, named in honor of New Hampshire's first woman lawyer.

    We created the scholarship, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire School of Law, to be awarded each year to a student who performs community service focused on advancing women in society. 

    Here's how the award impacted Barbara Bedard, the 2011 recipient: 

    Being awarded the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship meant the world to me! I spent the first several years after college working for a domestic violence shelter, a recidivism program for women in need in Baltimore, and finally the American Red Cross. To transition from working on the front lines to an entirely new experience with law school was daunting to say the least, and also challenging for my family by losing my income. To be honored by such an amazing legacy not only reinforced my decision to “start over” but it strengthened my resolve to not take the opportunities I had for granted. Ms. McLaughlin made it possible for me to pursue my dreams and her scholarship helped make it a reality.

    Donate here to support our scholarship fund!


    Volunteers Needed for Moot Court Competition

    The National Black Law Students Association is hosting the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Nashua from January 24-26.

    The competition's fact pattern changes yearly to encourage discourse on relevant public interest issues that primarily affect minorities. This year's fact pattern addresses the First Amendment protections and contractual obligations of athletes.

    For more information, please email Marissa S. Monteiro.


    NH Bar Association Award Nominations

    The New Hampshire Bar Association is currently accepting nominations for multiple awards.

    The Outstanding Service in Public Sector / Public Interest Law Award is presented to an attorney or an organization involved in government service, military service, law enforcement, public interest law service, or at a nonprofit organization. Email a completed nomination form to Allison Borowy by December 14.

    The Vickie M. Bunnell Award hasn't been given to a woman in more than ten years. It is presented to an attorney from a small firm who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.

    The Distinguished Service to the Public Award is presented an attorney who best exhibits service to the public on behalf of the administration of justice. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.


    Honor Your SHERO

    In celebration of NHWBA's 20th Anniversary, we unveiled our SHERO campaign to honor the female heroes of our members and friends. Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Is there someone who is a role model for you? Here's your chance to recognize that person by making a donation in their honor.

    Who's your SHERO? Click here to recognize her.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Thanksgiving Baskets 

    Please join us in providing Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. You can either assemble a basket yourself, or build one or more with your office or firm, which will be given to New Horizons for distribution.

    Completed baskets can be dropped off in Concord, Manchester, or Nashua on November 14th or 15th. Please sign up and read more here.

    You can also sign up to volunteer at New Horizons in Manchester on Saturday, November 17th to help distribute baskets. Multiple shift options are available. 

    If you have any questions, please email Kat Hedges or Lyndsay Robinson.


    November Book Club 

    Our November book club meeting is coming up on Tuesday the 27th at Siam Orchid in Concord. We'll be discussing Option B by Sheryl Sandberga powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

    You can RSVP and view books for future months here.

    NH Business Review Interview

    New Hampshire Business Review recently interviewed our President, Christina Ferrari.

    Here's some of what she had to say. You can read the whole article here.

    "...I get to work with and learn from and just be around some truly kickass women, and they drive me every day, not only as the president of the bar, but also as a practitioner, because I see certain things that I want to emuate and they push me to be as good as they are 20 years from now. Hopefully I rise to their level someday, so that’s what keeps me going sometimes."


    Volunteers Needed for Moot Court Competition

    The National Black Law Students Association is hosting the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Nashua from January 24-26.

    The competition's fact pattern changes yearly to encourage discourse on relevant public interest issues that primarily affect minorities. This year's fact pattern addresses the First Amendment protections and contractual obligations of athletes.

    For more information, please email Marissa S. Monteiro.


    NH Bar Association Award Nominations

    The New Hampshire Bar Association is currently accepting nominations for multiple awards.

    The Philip S. Hollman Equality Award is given annually by the Gender Equality Committee. Award recipients are people who have taken initiatives in matters of gender equality and been a role model in this area. Nominations are due by November 14 to Lisa Boisvert or via online form.

    The Outstanding Service in Public Sector / Public Interest Law Award is presented to an attorney or an organization involved in government service, military service, law enforcement, public interest law service, or at a nonprofit organization. Email a completed nomination form to Allison Borowy by December 14.

    The Vickie M. Bunnell Award hasn't been given to a woman in more than ten years. It is presented to an attorney from a small firm who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.

    The Distinguished Service to the Public Award is presented an attorney who best exhibits service to the public on behalf of the administration of justice. Email Allison Borowy to submit a nomination by December 21.


    Honor Your SHERO

    In celebration of NHWBA's 20th Anniversary, we unveiled our SHERO campaign to honor the female heroes of our members and friends. Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Is there someone who is a role model for you? Here's your chance to recognize that person by making a donation in their honor.

    Who's your SHERO? Click here to recognize her.

    Train to Become a "Women to Women Project" Volunteer

    Want to help women in need? Here's your chance. The NHWBA and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections have jointly created the award-winning "Women to Women Project" to unite New Hampshire licensed attorneys with sentenced female inmates of the New Hampshire State Prison for Women.

    Training sessions will be held on the following dates from either 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    • Monday November 19, 2018

    Learn more and sign up at our website.

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    Op-Ed in NH Bar News by NHWBA President

    We continue to work to ensure our members' voices are represented as the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules considers language changes to Proposed Rule 8.4(g), which would prohibit discriminating and harassing conduct by attorneys.

    The New Hampshire Bar Association's Bar News has published an op-ed entitled, "Adopt Professional Conduct Rule to Promote Fairness and Equality Across Bar" by NHWBA's board president, Attorney Christina Ferrari.

    If you are interested in getting involved (testifying, writing letters, articles, etc.), please reach out to NHWBA President Christina Ferrari at (603) 665-8827 or cferrari@bernsteinshur.com


    Thanksgiving Baskets 

    Please join us in providing Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. You can either assemble a basket yourself, or build one or more with your office or firm, which will be given to New Horizons for distribution.

    Completed baskets can be dropped off in Concord, Manchester, or Nashua on November 14th or 15th. Please sign up and read more here.

    You can also sign up to volunteer at New Horizons in Manchester on Saturday, November 17th to help distribute baskets. Multiple shift options are available. 

    If you have any questions, please e-mail Kat Hedges or Lyndsay Robinson.


    Another Successful Fall Reception

    Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for NHWBA's 21st Annual Fall Reception. It was so wonderful to have so many NHWBA members together to celebrate.

    Congratulations once again to Ricker Award winner Attorney Catherine E. Shanelaris and McLaughlin Scholarship recipient Kirsten J. Allen!

    You can check out some photographs from a memorable night on Facebook.


    Join a Committee!

    Committees are where NHWBA's work gets done, but we can't do it without the help of our members!

    Are you interested in learning more about joining a committee? Click here to fill out a survey letting us know you want to learn more. We have opportunities for folks who are interested in event planning, community service, social media, and more.


    October Book Club 

    Our October book club meeting is coming up on Tuesday the 30th at Campo Enoteca in Manchester. We'll be discussing The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin, a science fiction novel about a planet full of genderless beings.

    You can RSVP and v
    iew books for future months here.


    NHWBA Instagram

    The New Hampshire Women's Bar Association is now on Instagram!

    Be sure to stay up on the latest by following us at @NHWBA!


    Notice of Judicial Vacancies on the Superior Court

    The Judicial Selection Commission has announced that there are two upcoming Superior Court vacancies.

    Applications can accessed at the NH Bar Association website or the Judicial Selection Commission website.

    Completed applications must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018.


    Hollman Equality Award Nominations

    The NH Bar Association Gender Equality Committee seeks nominations for the Philip S. Hollman Equality Award.

    Award recipients are people who:

    • Exhibit dedication to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system
    • Seek to promote gender equality through leadership and educating others
    • Person has taken initiatives in matters of gender equality and been a role model in this area.

    Nominations are due by November 14 to Lisa Boisvert or via online form.


    HONOR Your SHERO

    In celebration of NHWBA's 20th Anniversary, we unveiled our SHERO campaign to honor the female heroes of our members and friends. Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Is there someone who is a role model for you? Here's your chance to recognize that person by making a donation in their honor.

    Who's your SHERO? Click here to recognize her.

    Train to Become a "Women to Women Project" Volunteer

    Want to help women in need? Here's your chance. The NHWBA and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections have jointly created the award-winning "Women to Women Project" to unite New Hampshire licensed attorneys with sentenced female inmates of the New Hampshire State Prison for Women.

    Training sessions will be held on the following dates from either 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    • Monday November 19, 2018

    Learn more and sign up at our website.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 1:25 PM | Anonymous
    The New Hampshire Bar Association's Bar News has published an op-ed entitled, "Adopt Professional Conduct Rule to Promote Fairness and Equality Across Bar" by NHWBA's board president, Attorney Christina Ferrari. Be sure to give it a read!
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