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.

Marilla M. Ricker's Portrait Now Hangs in the State House

Many people were on hand to see the unveiling of the portrait of Marilla Marks Ricker at the New Hampshire State House on May 16, 2016. Several NHWBA members, past presidents and past Ricker Award recipients were in attendance.  The unveiling ceremony was the culmination of a long process of raising the funds needed to commission the portrait and having the portrait completed.  The portrait unveiling ceremony was an exciting event and we are pleased that Marilla now has her rightful place in the halls of the State House.   

Thanks to Everyone who Donated to Our Annual Food Drive

For the eighth consecutive year, the NHWBA held a food drive to help stock the New Hampshire Food Bank for the summer months.  Thanks to all the attorneys and their staff from around the state who donated food items or made monetary donations.  As a result of their generosity, over 420 pounds of food was collected and over $250 was donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank.  The staff at the Food Bank was very appreciative because community needs tend to increase during the summer months when families are not able to rely on school lunch programs to provide meals to their children. The NHWBA wishes to thank the following firms and individuals for their generous donations:

Abramson, Brown & Dugan

Cooley Arroyo, Esquire

Bernstein Shur

Butenhof & Bomster

Cornerstone Title, LLC/Catalano Law Offices

Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown

Electric Insurance Company

Flynn & McGee

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell

Susan Hankin-Birke, Esquire

Karyl Roberts Martin, Esquire

Robert H. Miller, Esquire

Moore Ames Law, PLLC

Law Office of Katherine J. Morneau

NH Department of Health and Human Services

NH Supreme Court

Rath, Young & Pignatelli

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green

Sulloway & Hollis

Upton & Hatfield

14th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic a Success!

Thanks to all who attended the 14th Annual Work Stress Relief Clinic on April 8-9, 2016.  It was a fantastic event with many NHWBA members and friends in attendance.  To view photos from the event, click here.

Marilla M. Ricker Featured on New Hampshire Women's Heritage Trail

In 2005, the NH Commission on the Status of Women conceived of the New Hampshire 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 featured on the Trail and to learn more, click here.  

The NHWBA Received the 2014 Public Service Award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

The NHWBA was selected to receive the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations' ("NCWBA") 2014 Public Service Award for its "Overcoming Cancer's Legal Challenges" program.  This program was a collaboration of the NHWBA and the Elliot Regional Cancer Center.  A support group at the Cancer Center called “Living Beyond Breast Cancer” meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Many patients and survivors attending these meetings have questions about how their treatment and recovery will affect them and their families from a legal perspective.  The NHWBA met with the support group in March 2013 and intends to meet with them again this spring to provide the patients and survivors with information about their legal rights and to answer questions pertaining to employment issues, insurance and financial issues, and family law issues.  In addition to providing legal guidance, the NHWBA also sought to provide emotional support for the cancer patients and survivors and their families.  The NHWBA also met with the Cancer Center’s Social Work Oncology Group to help educate the social workers about the laws that affect their patients.

The 2014 Public Service Award was presented to the NHWBA at the NCWBA’s Leadership Summit held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts on August 8, 2014. 

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 be given to anyone who is not currently a member.  The cost of a gift membership is only $25.  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.