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9th TDLA Annual Meeting

  • 17 Sep 2015
  • 18 Sep 2015
  • Portsmouth, NH: Residence Inn Marriott Downtown


  • Current law student members of TDLA may attend the Friday program for free, starting at 8:00am with the TDLA business meeting.
  • Non-TDLA Members
  • Must be a current member of TDLA.

Registration is closed


Earn CLE credits and socialize and network with friends, colleagues, and defense bars across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

The program begins at 6pm on Thursday night (9/17) with a reception and dinner and ends by 12:15pm on Friday (9/18). 

Featuring comedian PAUL NARDIZZI on Thursday night.  Friday CLE sessions include


Enjoy an interactive discussion on issues of civility/professionalism encountered by defense litigators in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The panelists will cover topics of interest to the audience from unseemly electronic communications and discovery challenges to pro hac appointments and more!

 William C. Nugent, Esq., Director

Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges

Portland, ME

John Burwell Garvey, Director

Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program

 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

Robert D. Rachlin

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Burlington, VT

Moderated by Paul C. Catsos

Thompson & Bowie LLP

Portland, ME



Learn how best to leverage technology in marketing your professional image. Hear about potential ethical pitfalls to avoid in how you do this. Get pointers from New England practitioners in small to large firms to hear about what works and what doesn’t.

 Emily G. Coughlin

Coughlin Betke LLP

 Nashua, NH

 Katherine J. Morneau

Law Office of Katherine J. Morneau 

Nashua, NH

Edward J. Sackman

Bernstein Shur

 Manchester, NH

Moderated by Caroline K. Leonard

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.

Concord, NH



A panel of current and retired judges will offer insight and perspective on current issues from each of their respective states.

 Robert E. Crowley

retired Maine Superior Court Justice

Portland, ME

Geoffrey W. Crawford

U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Vermont

Andrew R. Schulman

New Hampshire Superior Court Justice

Moderated by Elizabeth L. Hurley

Getman, Schulthess, Steere & Poulin, P.C.

Manchester, NH


See the Full Agenda Here 

See Speaker Bios Here

See Full Registration Brochure Here

Registration Form

If you want to register by mail, download this form and mail it in with your check. 

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Or call 1-603-422-9200 to make a reservation.

Sheri M. Leahan                     Mark G. Filler, CPA/ABV, CVA, AM, CBA

Executive Director TDLA Treasurer

C/O Berry Talbot Royer, P.A. Berry Talbot Royer, P.A.

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Falmouth, ME 04105