Join us for the 11th annual Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award ceremony honoring Lyndsay N. Robinson.

The event takes place on Oct. 18, Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the IP Center Atrium, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. 

The Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award  honors a University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law graduate and member of the New Hampshire bar who exemplifies Bruce Friedman’s commitment to representing the indigent through exemplary pro bono service. Professor Friedman was the founder of the law school's civil practice clinic.

The Honorable Charles S. Temple (JD ‘85) will give remarks on Professor Friedman’s legacy. Emma M. Sisti, Deputy Director of 603 Legal Aid, will present this year’s award.

Please register by October 14, 2023. For more information, contact Ellen Grimm at 603-513- 5125 or


Lyndsay N. Robingson

Lyndsay N. Robinson, 2023 recipient of the Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award.

Attorney Lyndsay Robinson is an attorney with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Her practice consists of general civil litigation with a focus on family law, estate planning, probate administration, and immigration. Lyndsay is committed to serving families in New Hampshire with compassion.

She graduated from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor of Arts in politics and a minor in Russian area studies. Lyndsay earned her JD from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law as a Daniel Webster Scholar in 2017. In addition to participating in the honors program, she served as a Warren B. Rudman Summer Fellow and an American Bar Association Janet B. Steiger Fellow.

Lyndsay joined the 603 Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Panel the same year she earned her JD, and has been actively involved ever since. In her 6 years of Pro Bono service, she has taken on 38 cases and has donated over 667 hours of her time. Lyndsay’s volunteering includes assisting victims of domestic violence obtain protective orders through the DOVE project, representing people seeking divorces or parenting orders, and learning new areas of law to further assist individuals. In addition to the time Lyndsay devotes to providing legal services to indigent individuals, Lyndsay further demonstrates her commitment to pro bono by presenting at the annual 603 Legal Aid DOVE Project CLE and is a faculty member for the Daniel Webster Scholar DOVE miniseries.

Lyndsay is the former Chair of the NHBA’s Gender Equality Committee and Family Law Section. Lyndsay is the ABA Young Lawyer Delegate for New Hampshire. Lyndsay was a member of the 2021-2022 New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. In addition, she is a member of the New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance and a member of the Daniel Webster-Batchelder Inns of Court.

Lyndsay is a proponent of giving back to the community that has given her so much. She teaches Legal Writing & Analysis to first year law students at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law; she serves as a member of Saint Anselm College Alumni Council; she is the Treasurer of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors; and she is an Advocacy Committee Member for the United Way of Greater Nashua.

Lyndsay was awarded the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Rising Star Award in 2020, “Best Lawyer” in Greater Nashua by the Nashua Telegraph in 2020, and the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Kirby Award in 2023.


The Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award is sponsored by The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service and 603 Legal Aid.