Welcome!

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.

Thanks to All who Donated to NHWBA's Annual Food Drive

For the seventh consecutive year, the NHWBA collected food and monetary donations to help feed hungry families here in New Hampshire.  All food items and monetary donations collected were donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank to help with the increased need for food during the summer months. Specifically, the New Hampshire Food Bank and local food pantries have the added strain of families needing more food because they cannot rely on the schools for hot lunches for their children.  Thank you to all who donated!

Notice of Judicial Vacancies

The NHWBA encourages qualified members and friends to apply for openings in the New Hampshire judiciary.  The Judicial Selection Commission has posted notices of judicial vacancies in both the New Hampshire Circuit Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court for 2015, including per-diem Circuit Court positions.  The application can be downloaded from the websites of the Governor or the NH Bar Association and must be submitted via e-mail to jscapplications 2013@gmail.com by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

NHWBA's Request for Proposals to Refresh our Website

The NHWBA has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor qualified to plan, execute and deliver the refresh of our website.  If you are interested in receiving the RFP, please e-mail Gretchen Pyles.

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.  

Save the Date for our 18th Annual Fall Reception

On September 24, 2015, the NHWBA will host its 18th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club.  The reception will include the presentation of the 2015 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award and the 2015 Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship.  To view a list of past Ricker Award recipients, click here.  For a copy of the 2015 Ricker Award nomination form, click here.    To view a list of past McLaughlin Scholarship recipients, 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.