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 Sandberg, a 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.
Learn more and sign up at our website.