2005 Fall, 4. Introduction.

AuthorBar Journal Author - Attorney Michael S. DeLucia

New Hampshire Bar Journal


2005 Fall, 4.


New Hampshire Bar Journal Volume 46, No. 3, Pg. 4 Fall 2005 Introduction Bar Journal Author - Attorney Michael S. DeLucia

This issue of Bar Journal pays special tribute to the work of the late Chief Justice Frank Kenison, who contributed in so many different ways to the legal profession and the public good in New Hampshire. Chief Justice Kenison was recently honored with the unveiling of a new portrait - now gracing our cover - that hangs in the foyer of the NH Supreme Court. The unveiling ceremony featured an address by United States Supreme Court Associate Justice David H. Souter.

To honor Chief Justice Kenison, Bar Journal is reprinting two commentaries on Justice Kenison's career originally published in the New Hampshire Reports (Vol. 117). The first is a behind-the-scenes reminiscence by Attorney Chuck Douglas, who served on the NH Supreme Court for eight years and whose tenure briefly overlapped with Kenison's. Douglas retired from the bench in 1985 to return to private practice. We are also reprinting a tribute to Justice Kenison - written in poetic form - by Attorney Martin Gross. There are also several photographs of Justice Kenison included in this issue.

In reflecting on the man and his public work, lawyers are impressed by the diversity of his achievements - as Attorney General, as Chief Justice, and as a citizen who left his imprint in so many different ways in his community. For those younger lawyers who do not know Justice Kenison, this is an opportunity to learn about one of New Hampshire's major legal forces.

This issue of Bar Journal also includes articles written by law students at Franklin Pierce Law Center. I suspect Chief Justice Kenison would be delighted at the wide diversity of the topics that the law students have researched - and at the way in which New Hampshire law has developed since his tenure.

This year marks the initiation of what we hope will become a long and cherished tradition - the designation of an article or articles in the Pierce Law issue as "Bar Journal Editors' Award" winners. This year, 2005 graduate James Harper, who, regrettably, has left New Hampshire to practice in Nevada, is honored for his article untangling the complexities of accomplice liability as affected by the NH Supreme Court's recent State v....

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