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Fiscal year June 1 – May 31

As NH is a unified Bar State, every lawyer, upon admission to practice in the State of NH, is automatically a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Any member engaged in the practice of law in this state, or who occupies a position the duties of which require the giving of legal advice or service in this State, shall be an active member unless, upon request made and granted according to the NHBA Constitution and Bylaws, and payment of any required Administrative Fee as set by the Board of Governors, that person is enrolled as an inactive member.

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.

If admitted during the reporting year with less than 6 months remaining in the reporting year, there is no NHMCLE requirement for that reporting year.

Up to 720 total minutes, including 120 minutes of Ethics, can be carried forward to the next NHMCLE reporting year, if not needed in the current reporting year.

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.

Annual Trust Accounting Compliance
Certificate & Mandatory IOLTA Certification

NH Supreme Court Rule 50

If a member is Active at any point in the Fiscal Year (June 1 – May 31), a TAC form must be completed and filed. Failure to file this form by August 1st will result in a NH Supreme Court imposed fine of $100 for each month or fractions thereof that the form remains unfiled. Please see the NH Practice Compliance Deadlines graphic below for further details. NH Supreme Court Rule 50.

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