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July 23, 2014

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NH Supreme Court seeks applications from qualified members of the bar to fill at least one position on the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners. The NH Board of Bar Examiners oversees all aspects of admission. The appointment is for a three-year term, and is renewable.

Applicants must have been active members of the New Hampshire bar for at least five years, practicing lawyers skilled in legal analysis and writing, with an interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the bar. Deadline is Aug. 18. Visit the Supreme Court website for the announcement and application and send to shieber@courts.state.nh.us.


Bar News Seeks Natural Resource, Utilities & Telecom Law Articles

Bar News will feature a special section on environmental, natural resources, energy, utilities and telecom law in the September issue. Articles should discuss developments in the law, new case law, tips for attorneys, and/or intersections of these areas with other areas of the law.

Articles should be 800-1,000 words and are due Aug. 24. If you are interested in contributing an article or would like to suggest a topic, please contact Managing Editor Kristen Senz.



The NHBA Gender Equality Committee has revamped its webpage, adding new resources related to salary negotiation, work-life balance, eliminating gender bias and domestic violence. The page also features photos from past events and links to previous education programs. View these resources and more on the Gender Equality Committee's webpage. (Log in to the bar's website first, then use the link.)



Please be aware that the method of reporting credits earned for NH Supreme Court Rule 53 (NH Minimum Continuing Legal Education) is changing.

Did you recently take a program? If you took a CLE program offered through the NH Bar Association, no need to call or write. Your program will be posted in the appropriate system.

If you take any non-NH Bar Association CLE program after June 30, you will have to self-determine and self-report credits. The new posting and monitoring tool will be online later this month. Read more about what to keep track of now.

If you have not yet reported CLE programs that you took before July 1, 2014, follow these instructions.



The NHBA constitution and bylaws have been amended to create a new at-large seat to serve the sizable constituency of Bar members who are located outside New Hampshire.

The position will appear on the ballot next year. In the interim, the NHBA Board of Governors will be appointing someone to fill the seat until the spring 2015 regular NHBA election.

If you are an active-status NHBA member with a practice located outside New Hampshire who is interested in learning more and participating in this bar association, please contact Jeannine McCoy, NHBA executive director.


Pro Bono Golf - Old Man on the Mountain
New lawyers are entitled to a 21% discount on entry fee for the 21st Annual Quid Pro Bono Golf event on Thursday, Aug. 14.

More golfers wanted; female golfers especially needed for mixed-gender and all-female foursomes.

Find out more.



Nominations are sought for those interested in serving on the NH Bar Foundation's Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grants Committee. There is one five-year term open on the committee. Interested candidates should complete the nomination form and return it to the Bar Center by July 28.

The IOLTA program has raised more than $30 million since it was implemented in 1982. IOLTA grants support important legal access programs and assist law-related education projects.

For more information, contact Lisha Brosseau at 603-715-3210 or info@nhbarfoundation.org.



Risks of Rush to Deportation Judgment
A New York Times article considers legal issues in accelerating deportation hearings of minors illegally entering the US. Read more.

Most Trusted Website for Attorney Reviews - Yelp!
Marketing consultant Larry Bodine reports on a recent survey that found that Yelp, a website site featuring consumer reviews - principally restaurants and nightlife - is the first place many users look for an attorney. Read more.



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