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Dues & Membership Status Information

  • Checklist - NHBA Dues &
    SC Fees & Forms
  • NHBA Dues & SC
    Fees Schedule
  • Contact List
     
  • Dues & Court
    Fees Assistance
  • Membership Status
    Information
Checklist - NHBA Dues and Supreme Court Fees & Forms

PAYMENT REMINDER FOR FY 2013-2014:
The New Hampshire Bar Association collects NH Supreme Court fees as well as NHBA dues. The TWO invoices included in your dues packet can be paid with one check, made payable to New Hampshire Bar Association. NHBA will forward the court fees portion of the payment to the NH Supreme Court on your behalf. Please return the bottom portion of both invoices with your payment

STEP 1 -  REVIEW your NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATION dues invoice
To add a new Section membership, please review the instructions on the BACK of your New Hampshire Bar Association dues invoice.

To resign from a Section, draw a line through the Section Description in the "CHANGES IN SECTIONS" area on the BACK of the Dues Invoice. On the FRONT of the invoice, subtract the amount shown in Part C. Section Adjustments for each deleted Section on the Section Adjustments line of the "DUES TOTALS" area of the invoice remittance stub.

Total all the amounts in the "DUES TOTALS" area, including any voluntary donation you wish to make to the Campaign for Legal Services (to benefit NHLA, LARC and NHBA Pro Bono Referral System). Write the total on the line labeled "TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED", and enclose a check for that amount payable to New Hampshire Bar Association.

Please be sure to indicate which employment category best describes your practice.

STEP 2 -  REVIEW your NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT fees invoice
For efficiency, the New Hampshire Bar Association collects the mandatory fees listed on the enclosed Supreme Court invoice on behalf of the NH Supreme Court.
ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE SYSTEM FEE:
This court fees assessment funds the Supreme Court Attorney Discipline System, including the Professional Conduct Committee.

PUBLIC PROTECTION FUND ASSESSMENT:
This court assessment supports the client reimbursement fund created pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 55.

LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
This court assessment supports the Lawyers Assistance Program created pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 58.

NHMCLE (NEW HAMPSHIRE MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION) FEE:
This court fees assessment funds the Supreme Court MCLE board pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 53.6.
STEP 3 -  REVIEW your NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT COMPLIANCE FORM listed below
Please return the form to the New Hampshire Bar Association. We will forward the Compliance form to the appropriate organizations.

NH SUPREME COURT ANNUAL TRUST ACCOUNT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE INCLUDING MANDATORY IOLTA CERTIFICATION Download form.
Failure to file this form (postmarked) by August 1, 2013 will result in a NH Supreme Court imposed fine of $100.00 for each month or fraction thereof that the form remains not filed, See Supreme Court Rule 50-A.

YOU MUST FILE THIS FORM (even if you are not in the private practice of law and have no trusts accounts) UNLESS YOU:
  • Have been on "INACTIVE" status with the Bar Association for the entire reporting period,( June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013), or
  •  
  • Have been a full time judge for the entire reporting period, or
  •  
  • Have been a full time marital master for the entire reporting period, or
  •  
  • Have been a full time Supreme, Superior, or Circuit Court clerk or deputy clerk for the entire reporting period.
Legibly print or type your name, complete the appropriate section, then sign and date the form. Return the original form with your dues and court fees payments, and keep a copy for your records.

Printable checklist.

2013-2014 NH Bar Dues and Mandatory Supreme Court Fees Schedule

Court Fees
DUES
PCC
LAP
PPF*
MCLE**
Total
Active 3 Members (4th year plus)
$310
$195
$15
-
-
$520
Full-time Judicial members 255
-
15
-
-
$270
Active Members (through 3rd year)
260
195
15
-
-
470
Inactive Members 175 10
15
-
-
200
Inactive Retired Status
25
-
5
-
-
30
Pro Bono Active - 3 (4th year plus)
25
-
-
-
-
25
Pro Bono Active (through 3rd year)
25
-
-
-
-
25
Military Active
No Charge
Military Inactive
No Charge
Honorary Active
No Charge
Honorary Inactive
No Charge
* The Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the annual PPF Filing fee for the 2013 reporting year.
** The Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the annual MCLE Filing fee for the 2013 reporting year.
Bar News is $25
Section Fee for Members
$40
-
-
-
-
$40


Contact List

Member Records
Status Changes, Address Changes, Letters of Good Standing
Susan Lakeway 603-715-3208
Certificate of Compliance, CLE requirement (Rule 53)
CLEs not offered by NHBA, Carry-over credit
Dana Hochgraf 603-715-3237
NHBA•CLE
Information/Registration, CDs/DVDs, Books, etc.
Cheryl Moore 603-715-3260
Dues Payments Pamela Sharp 
Dawn Trask
603-715-3220
603-715-3227
IOLTA Mary White  603-715-3210
Trust Account Compliance Certificates Craig Calaman,
Attorney Discipline Office
603-224-5828


Dues & Court Fees Assistance

Any member of NHBA may apply for dues assistance for NHBA dues and mandatory Court fees.

The dues and Court fees assistance application form asks applicants to certify that payment of dues and Court fees would pose a serious financial hardship for them. Examples of hardship include but are not limited to prolonged periods of unemployment with proof of resulting economic hardship, costly medical problems and other serious financial issues. In addition to the application and financial form, NHBA may request additional or supporting information. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL and the information will not be shared outside the decision making process.
Membership Status Information

To learn about the benefits, requirements and dues for each of the different membership categories available to NH Bar members, please visit our Membership Statuses web page.
 
 
 

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