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Judge M. Kristin Spath

The NH Bar Association has announced the winners of its 2022 President’s Awards, which will be presented June 17 at the association’s 2022 annual meeting.

The Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism will go to Judge M. Kristin Spath, who sits on the 6th Circuit Court in Concord, where she has served since 2011.

Receiving the Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award will be Mitchell M. Simon, who has been of counsel at Devine, Millimet & Branch, Manchester, NH for 18 years.

And the E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

will be presented to Pamela E. Phelan, litigation director at the Disability Rights

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Mitchell M. Simon

Center-NH, where she has worked since August 2018.

NHBA President Richard Guerriero said the awards demonstrates the honorees’ “clear commitment to justice and the betterment of society, and they are true role models for new and younger attorneys.”

Bankers Association hails anti-financial exploitation bill

The NH Bankers Association is praising the NH House’s passage of Senate Bill 385, which would allow delays in transactions to help combat financial exploitation. The bill, which has already been passed by Senate, now heads to the governor’s desk.

The proposal is similar to SB 252, which passed in 2019 and allows broker-dealers to place a 15-day hold on transactions.


Pamela E. Phelan

“Bankers are our frontline workers who are uniquely positioned and often the first to…

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