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Inactive Retired Status
Fiscal year June 1 – May 31

Inactive members who at the start of the Association's fiscal year are fully retired from the practice of law in all jurisdictions are eligible to request Inactive Retired Status for which the annual membership fee shall not exceed 10% of the Active membership fee. Honorary Inactive Members are exempt from any payment of membership dues.

To be eligible for this membership fee category, a request to change to Inactive membership status must be made within thirty (30) days of the membership dues billing.

Inactive members can be reinstated to Active status by contacting Member Records Coordinator Susan Lakeway, 603-715-3208.

Inactive retired members must be fully retired from the practice of law in all jurisdictions.






Annual NHMCLE Requirement
NH 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.


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 42.


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