Honorary Inactive Status
Fiscal year June 1 – May 31
Any member of this Association shall, on the fiftieth anniversary of the member's first admission to the Bar of this or any other state, become an Honorary Active Member of the Association entitled to all privileges of active membership or an Honorary Inactive Member of the Association.
Inactive members shall not be engaged in the practice of law in NH, be designated as "of Counsel in NH, or occupy a position the duties of which require the giving of legal advice or service in NH."
Inactive members can be reinstated to Active status by contacting Member Records Coordinator Susan Lakeway, 603-715-3208.
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 (360 minutes) of CLE, in the year immediately before or during, the year you return to Active status.
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
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 50.