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Inactive Status
Fiscal year June 1 – May 31

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.

No requirement, unless you were on Active status for 9 or more months during the reporting year.

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.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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