December 18, 2013
In this Issue
The NH Bar Center in Concord will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and there will be no regularly scheduled e-Bulletins during these two holiday weeks. We will send a single, combined NHBA e-Bulletin
on Thursday, Jan. 2.
NHBA President Jaye Rancourt reflects on the never-ending need for attorneys to balance their profound obligations to clients with their important personal responsibilities - challenges that heighten during the holidays. Read more in Bar News
The 6th Circuit Court in Concord has scheduled a brown bag discussion meeting for the Family Division Marital at noon on Friday, Jan. 24. This meeting will provide everyone an opportunity to discuss issues with Marital Master Geiger and discuss the assignment of a Family Division Judge. Not for CLE credit.
REMEMBER those days of law school? Wonder what your classmates are up to now? Want to meet fellow alumni? The NHBA's Midyear Meeting presents the perfect opportunity for these gatherings. Want to organize one for your law school? The Bar Association can help you set one up in conjunction with the meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, March 7, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester.
Bar staff provides contact information for Manchester-area restaurants for making group dinner arrangements, a sample invitation letter and response form, and a set of alumni mailing labels from the Bar's member database. The Bar will also publish details of law school dinners in Bar News and on the bar's website.
If you are interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni, please contact Deanna Bennett
Paul Martineau, welfare commissioner for the City of Manchester, is seeking volunteer lawyers to do pro bono service by conducting hearings on city welfare appeals.
When welfare clients get an adverse decision from welfare specialists, the client can request a Fair Hearing, to be held within seven working days. The fair hearing officer makes his/her decision based on RSA 165 and city guidelines
If you are interested, please contact Martineau at 603-624-6484, by email
, or by mail at Paul R.R. Martineau, 1528 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 5 p.m.Where
: Courtyard Marriott, Grappone Conference Center, Concord.
Help celebrate the career of retiring US District Court Clerk James R. Starr, who served for 35 years in the state and federal courts.
Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar - $25 per person. Respond to U.S. District Court, 55 Pleasant St., Room 110, Concord, NH 03301, Attn: Debbie Eastman-Proulx. Please submit check on or before Dec. 30.
Today is the deadline to submit nominations for NH Bar Association awards that will be presented at the NHBA Midyear Meeting on Friday, March 7. Please consider nominating your colleagues or an organization for one of these awards.
Submit nominations TODAY to: NHBA MYM Award, 2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-3502.
Who might qualify? See descriptions of last year's recipients.
Also, the NHBA Gender Equality Committee seeks recipients for its Philip S. Hollman Gender Equality award. See details.
There's still one more chance to volunteer for a Pro Bono year-end referral marathon - this Friday, Dec. 20. Pro Bono staff will provide the cases, the phones, and the lists of potential volunteers to call. You just call your colleagues and discuss whether they might be able to help a pro bono client.
These marathons have successfully placed hundreds of clients with Pro Bono volunteer attorneys over the years. To sign up for a morning or afternoon session, or to learn more, please email Carolann Wooding.
Applications now being accepted for the full-time Magistrate Judge vacancy created by the appointment of Magistrate Judge Landya B. McCafferty as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The expected appointment date for this position is May-June, 2014.
The current salary of the position is $160,080. The term of office is 8 years. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2014.
Don't be an April Fool - Replace Microsoft XP
Law practice management advisor Jim Calloway advises any change-averse attorneys to make sure to replace older computers with Microsoft XP operating systems by April 8 when Microsoft ceases all support for the 12-year old program. Read more
.Impacts of Cuts to CHINS in 2011 Studied
UNH's Carsey Institute reports on the impacts of drastic cuts to CHINS funding in 2011 had on children, families and the juvenile justice system in New Hampshire. Read more
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