University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Marilyn Billings McNamara

Adjunct Professor, DWS Miniseries

Legal Advice and Referral Center
Concord, New Hampshire

While starting out as a general practitioner in 1978, McNamara soon began to focus on family law and developed a statewide practice in family law litigation.  During her 24-year tenure in private practice, she participated in the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono program as a lawyer and board member, eventually chairing the program’s governing board.

She has served on the New Hampshire Judicial Council and the New Hampshire Judicial Selection Commission. She has also served on a variety of Bar committees, including Continuing Legal Education and Delivery of Legal Services and Professionalism.

McNamara received the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Service to the Poor in 1996. In 2001, she accepted the position of executive director of the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC). She currently sits on the Board of Bar Governors of the Bar Association. She has coached Soughegan High School’s Mock Trial team.