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 Series, Life and Liberty Awards, Oral History Project, and support of Constitutionally Speaking and the Institute for Civics Education, 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.
Significant Cases By Practice Areas Listed
The Judicial Case History Preservation Committee has compiled a list of significant cases by practice areas, from experts in each field. View the case list here.
Life and Liberty Award 2022
On Thursday, April 21, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society presented its annual Life and Liberty Award to Rob Morris, Love146 CEO and co-founder. Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation. Morris has lectured and taught in more than 20 countries on issues of justice, compassion, and human rights. Watch a video of the ceremony.
On September 30, 2021, Prof. Tracey Maclin of Boston University School of Law, and Chief Justice Gordon MacDonald of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, delivered the annual King Lecture. The topic was “Long Overdue: Fifth Amendment Protection for Corporate Officers (when responding to discovery requested of the corporation they serve).” Watch a video of the lecture.
Life & Liberty Award Video
On November 13, the NH Supreme Court Society presented a Life and Liberty Award posthumously to American Journalist James Foley, who was captured and later killed by ISIS rebels while he was reporting on the war in Syria. Watch a video of the presentation.
William W. Treat Lecture Video
On September 21, Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins presented the William W. Treat Lecture in an event hosted by our Partner Organization Constitutionally Speaking. Watch a video of the lecture.
Watch our recently posted interviews with David Hess, Esq., and Richard Wiebusch, Esq., here.