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Stahl Lecture: Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of New York

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, will present the inaugural Norman H. Stahl Lecture: "Pro Bono Requirements for Prospective Attorneys."

This lecture series honors Norman H. Stahl, who was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1992. The series was established to highlight innovations by court systems and legal service providers that increase access to justice and address the rise in unmet legal needs.

Jonathan Lippman's career in the court system has spanned four decades, starting as an entry-level court attorney in the Supreme Court of Manhattan. He was first appointed to the bench in 1995, by Governor George Pataki, as Judge of the New York Court of Claims. He was appointed Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals by Governor David A. Paterson in January 2009.


Chief Judge Lippman previously served, by appointment of Governor Eliot Spitzer, as the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Department.
From January 1996 to May 2007, he served as Chief Administrative Judge of all New York State Courts – the longest-tenured person ever to serve in that position. He played a central role in many far-reaching reforms of the judiciary and legal profession. In 2005, he was elected as a Justice of the Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District and went on to serve as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term for the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts.

Chief Judge Lippman is a member of the Conference of Chief Justices, former President of the Conference of State Court Administrators, and former Vice-Chair of the Board of the National Center for State Courts. He lectures frequently in New York and around the country on access to justice and judicial branch leadership and innovation.
Judge Norman Stahl

Norman Stahl served as a law clerk to former Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice John V. Spalding from 1955-1956, and was in private practice in New Hampshire from 1956-1990, including many years as a name partner at Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch. On the recommendation of US Senator Warren Rudman, Judge Stahl was nominated to the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. On a second recommendation of Senator Rudman, he was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President George H.W. Bush in 1992, to fill a seat vacated by the appointment of David Souter to the US Supreme Court. He assumed senior status in 2001, but continues to sit on cases today. 

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact deborah.paige@law.unh.edu.

Sponsored by UNH Law's Social Justice Institute.

Closing reception generously co-sponsored by Devine, Millimet Attorneys at Law
(formerly known as Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch)