On November 22 , 2011, Attorney Jessica Ecker was sworn in as a member of the Maine Bar, taking her oath at a small ceremony in Bangor. Attorney Ecker would like to extend the services she offers in the areas of family law, probate litigation, and real estate to residents of Maine, who often work in the Portsmouth area. After attending a comprehensive two day seminar in Augusta this summer on Maine Family Law practice, Attorney Ecker is excited to share her knowledge and experience with potential new clients who reside in Maine. Please click here for more information about Attorney Ecker, or to contact her.
At its September meeting, members of the NH Bar Association’s Municipal and Government Law Section elected Attorney Chris Boldt to serve as its 2011-2012 Chair. Chris is responsible for leading and coordinating Section activities, including Continuing Legal Education programs, Section meetings and interactions with the Association’s Board of Govenors.
Attorney Douglas Mansfield has been appointed Alternate Trustee for the Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood, New Hampshire by the Brentwood Board of Selectmen. The Bartlett Library serves the residents of the Town of Brentwood.
Attorney Jessica Ecker has been elected Vice President of the Rockingham County Bar Association for the 2011-2012 term. The Rockingham County Bar Association is an organization that seeks to unify, support and educate attorneys who live and/or work in Rockingham County. Jessica has served on the Board of Directors of the Rockingham County Bar Association since 2007.
At its organizational meeting on April 18th, the members of the Joint Board for School Administrative Unit 16, comprised of the Towns of Exeter, Stratham, Brentwood, Kensington, Newfields, East Kingston and the Exeter Regional Cooperative School District, elected Kate Miller as chair of the 33-member board. Attorney Miller is in her second year representing the Town of Exeter on the “Coop” Board, after having served the Town of Exeter on its Elementary School Board for six years. Her tasks on these boards in the coming year include coordinating a comprehensive evaluation of the Superintendent and negotiating a new contract with the teachers at Exeter High School and the Cooperative Middle School. Information on SAU 16 can be found at www.sau16.org.
DTC estate planning and elder law attorney, Joy Riddell, was recently appointed Program Committee chair of the new Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, an association of lawyers with expertise in elder law who work together to improve the lives of seniors and people with special needs through advocacy and providing legal services in the areas of estate planning, guardianships, public benefits like Medicaid, and long-term care planning.
Attorney Douglas Mansfield has been appointed the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Exeter High School Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is a non-profit corporation organized to enrich the education and experience of future generations of Exeter High School graduates by uniting, informing and involving alumni, friends, students and faculty of Exeter High School and its predecessors, Tuck High School and Robinson Female Seminary, in charitable service and support to the school and preserving the schools’ history, traditions and spirit.
DTC Partner Lizabeth MacDonald was elected by the members of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce to serve a three-year term on its Board of Directors, beginning in September 2010. Beth has extensive experience with the formation of business entities and advising business owners and entrepreneurs on the legal issues involving the operation, sale and transfer of businesses.
DTC estate planning and elder law attorney, Joy Riddell, was recently elected Treasurer of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, an association of lawyers with expertise in elder law, including planning for the declining years, Medicaid eligibility, management of the financial affairs of the elderly and planning for disposition of assets through trusts and wills.