The NH Supreme Court: How Recent Trends Can Inform Future Litigation Strategies


Monday, January 9, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

Contact name: Gilles Bissonnette

Contact phone/email: 603-227 6678/gilles@aclu-nh.org

 The NH Supreme Court: How Recent Trends Can Inform Future Litigation Strategies

February 6, 2023

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, Intellectual Property Center, Room 282

The NH Supreme Court: How Recent Trends Can Inform Future Litigation Strategies, a panel discussion presented by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service.  Panelists will examine recent trends in NH Supreme Court civil and criminal jurisprudence and explore how they can be used to craft future litigation.   Among the trends to be discussed: several court orders affirming and expanding access to public records under the Right-to-Know law.

“This is an incredible opportunity to learn from leading attorneys in criminal and civil appellate practice how trends in the Supreme Court’s decisions impact the lives and individual liberties of everyday Granite Staters,” said Emma Sisti, trustee of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society.  “Our panelists will cover topics such as voting rights, public records, search and seizure, and the standard of review in ways that will be accessible and engaging for lawyers and non-lawyers.  We are very much looking forward to hosting our first in-person event since 2019.”

Lawyers, judges, civics educators, students of all ages, and the general public are encouraged to attend.

The panel will be moderated by retired New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy, with a reception to follow (6 p.m. – 7 p.m). Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Woodcock, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Justice Bureau
  • Chris Johnson, Chief Appellate Defender
  • Gilles Bissonnette, legal director, ACLU of New Hampshire
  • Jim Kennedy, City Solicitor, City of Concord

This is a 90-minute CLE program, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., with reception to follow, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For payment options and to register for this event, go to https://www.nhsupremecourtsociety.org/clereg/ or contact Gilles Bissonnette, Esq., at 603-227-6678, gilles@aclu-nh.org

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court Society honors and supports the work of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and promotes an independent and effective New Hampshire judiciary. Through its scholarly King Lecture SeriesLife and Liberty AwardsOral History Project, and support of Constitutionally Speaking and NH Civics, the Society seeks to increase public awareness of the life of the law, the importance of having educated citizens who understand our Constitution, and the need for civics education in our schools. Your membership in the Society helps support all these important civic programs.

 The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law provides financial, curricular, and experiential support for law students who are interested in public service and public interest lawyering. We also offer events for the community that align with our mission. Please link here for more information about the Warren B. Rudman Center.