The NHWBA was established in 1998 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 our members and the community. We offer our members opportunities for personal and professional growth through networking and professional development forums, continuing legal education seminars, and public service initiatives that focus on improving the lives of women and children in New Hampshire. Our membership is comprised of attorneys in all areas of law, judges, educators, government officials and law students from across the state. We invite you to learn more about the NHWBA by exploring our website or joining us at an upcoming event.
Congratulations to Magistrate Judge Landya Boyer McCafferty upon her Confirmation as the Next U.S. District Court Judge
On December 12, 2013, the United States Senate voted to confirm Landya Boyer McCafferty as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Hampshire. She is the first woman to hold this position and will fill the vacancy created earlier this year when Judge Steven J. McAuliffe assumed senior status on the Court.
Senators Shaheen and Ayotte said in a joint statement: "Landya is exceptionally qualified and experienced and will be a great addition to the federal bench for the District of New Hampshire. We look forward to her service as the first woman to hold this position in our state now that the Senate has cleared her historic nomination."
The NHWBA congratulates Magistrate Judge McCafferty on this achievement.
Thanks to our Sponsors of the 16th Annual Fall Reception!
On September 19, 2013, the NHWBA held its 16th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club. The reception included the presentation of the 2013 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to the Honorable Tina L. Nadeau. At the reception, the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship was presented to Lindsay Whitelaw, a second year law student at UNH School of Law. Thanks to all our sponsors for making this event possible including our Benefactors and Patrons:
Abramson, Brown & Dugan, P.A. - Benefactor
Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. - Patron
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. - Patron
Nixon Peabody LLP - Patron
Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. - Patron
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. - Patron
Marilla M. Ricker to be Featured on New Hampshire Women's Heritage Trail
In 2005, the NH Commission on the Status of Women conceived of the Women's Heritage Trail to give visible recognition to the significant participation of women in the life and culture of this state. The Trail reveals stories of notable women of the past who came from many walks of life with diverse talents and accomplishments. For a complete list of the women to be featured on the Trail and to learn how you can help with the completion of the Trail, click here.
Spotlight on our Members!
Our spotlight this month is on our members, the Honorable Susan B. Carbon, Judicial Nominee Margaret Ann Moran, and Judicial Nominee Patricia B. Quigley. All three of these women have been nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan to fill full-time vacancies on the New Hampshire Circuit Court. Judge Carbon has been a part-time Circuit Court Judge in Manchester and was also the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women from 2010 to 2012. Margaret Ann Moran is a partner at Upton & Hatfield where she focuses her practice on the representation of school districts and school boards in all types of student matters. Pat Quigley currently serves as a staff attorney in the Circuit Court as well as a part-time Referee in the Circuit Court probate and district divisions.
Congratulations to all of them on their nominations.
The Perfect Gift Anytime - Purchase a Gift Membership to the NHWBA!
The NHWBA is pleased to offer gift memberships. A gift memberhsip is a great way to acknowledge an associate, law student or co-worker. Gift memberships can also be given anonymously to someone who would like to be a member, but is unable to join. The membership is valid for one year and only costs $35. To purchase one, complete this form.
Receive a discount with Beacon Press while supporting NHWBA!
NHWBA is a member of the Beacon Press affiliate program, which will allow our members to purchase books through Beacon Press, such as Anita Hill's book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, at a 20% discount while NHWBA receives 10% of each purchase. To enjoy this benefit, please type in NHWBA for the affiliate code on check out.