The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, and 603 Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program, are pleased to present the ninth annual Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award to Katherine J. Morneau (JD ’05) on Wednesday, January 19, at 5:30 pm.
This virtual event is open to the public, but registration is required.
The Award honors a University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law graduate and member of the New Hampshire bar who exemplifies the late Bruce E. 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.
Ms. Morneau graduated from the law school in 2005. The founding attorney at Morneau Law, her practice is dedicated to “helping good people through tough times.” Her firm represents families dealing with divorce, probate, and Medicaid and estate planning. A seasoned litigator with broad experience, she has received numerous professional awards for her commitment to the New Hampshire community.
Ceremony Includes Virtual Segment on Pro Bono Service
Catherine E. Shanelaris, Esq., who also graduated from the law school, will present this year’s award to Attorney Morneau. The event also features a virtual segment: Pro Bono Service in NH – a View from the Bench. Attendees will be moved into virtual rooms hosted by state court judges who will lead discussions about the need for and value of pro bono legal work. There also will be a virtual discussion room for non-legal professionals.
Hosting judges, two of whom also graduated from the law school, include Hon. Gordon J. MacDonald, Hon. Gary E. Hicks, Hon. Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi, Hon. Charles S. Temple (JD ’85), Hon. Susan B. Carbon, and Hon. David J. Burns (JD ’91).
Tickets for the event are complimentary, but reservations are required. Please go here to register.