Inactive Military Status
Fiscal year June 1 – May 31
Any member of the Association on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States may, upon written request to the Association, have membership dues abated for the duration of such active service.
Any member of the Association, in good standing, who is on active duty in the Armed Forces may elect Military Inactive status.
Military Inactive members shall not be engaged in the practice of law in NH, be designated as "of Counsel" in NH, or occupy a position the duties of which require the giving of legal advice or service in NH.
Inactive members can be reinstated to Active status by submitting a completed Status Change form accompanied by payment of Active dues & Court fees for the current fiscal year (June 1-May 31), minus any dues & fees already paid in that fiscal year.
|NHBA Dues and NH Supreme Court fees are waived for members on active duty service with the Armed Forces, for the duration of their active duty status.|
Annual NHMCLE RequirementNH Supreme Court Rule 53
Compliance year July 1 - June 30
To assist the Supreme Court with effective and efficient application of Supreme Court Rule 53, administration of the NHMCLE program is based at the Bar Center and overseen by the court-appointed New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. The NHMCLE program of the New Hampshire Supreme Court should not be confused with the New Hampshire Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education program. NH Supreme Court Rule 53.
Members on inactive status before April 1, are not required to file a Certificate of Compliance. If you changed your NHBA membership status to Inactive on or after April 1, you are still subject to the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53, unless you petition the NHMCLE Board.
Note: Members on Inactive status for more than 2 consecutive years must acquire 6 additional hours of CLE, in the year immediately before or during, the year you return to Active status.
Practical Skills Course
NH Supreme Court Rule 42 (7); Sections (a) – (c)
The NHBA Practical Skills Course must be taken within two (2) years of being sworn in to the NH Bar. NH Supreme Court Rule 42.
|This requirement is waived until member is no longer on Active Duty or until back in NH. |
Annual Trust Accounting Compliance
Certificate & Mandatory IOLTA Certification
NH Supreme Court Rule 50
No requirement, unless you were on Active status for any portion of the prior fiscal year (June 1 – May 31).
If a member is Active at any point in the Fiscal Year, a TAC form must be completed and filed. Please see the NH Practice Compliance Deadlines graphic below for further details.NH Supreme Court Rule 50.