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.