McLane Director Felmly to Participate in Panel Hearing on Civil Justice

November 18, 2009, Manchester, NH:  The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that on November 20, 2009, Bruce Felmly will participate in a roundtable discussion on civil justice reform for the National Center for State Courts in Washington, D.C.

The mission of the National Center for State Courts (“NCSC”), is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world.

Specifically at this panel hearing, Bruce will present the defense perspective on the role that discovery plays in the costs and delays associated with state court proceedings.  His presentation reflects the findings by the recent American College of Trial Lawyers’, (“ACTL’s”), Discovery Task Force, and the Principals developed by the College as a result of those findings.   Bruce is a Fellow of the ACTL and was elected to the Board of Regents at the 56th Annual Meeting in London in 2006.

Bruce is consistently recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers of business disputes in New Hampshire, as well as maintaining a strong practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.

He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Associations of Justice and a Fellow of the New Hampshire and American Bar Foundations. He has been active in the New Hampshire Bar Association serving as president in 1995, and is a member of the American Law Institute.

About the National Center for State Courts

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, VA, is a nonprofit court reform organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. The National Center, founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, provides education, training, and technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.