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Dues & Membership Status Information

  • Checklist - NHBA Dues &
    SC Fees & Forms
  • Support NHBA
    Pro Bono
  • NHBA Dues & SC
    Fees Schedule
  • Contact List
  • Dues & Court
    Fees Assistance
  • Membership Status
2017-18 NH Bar Member Annual Requirements
Please Remember to:
• Check Your Section Membership(s) - instructions are on page 2 of the NH Bar Association Dues Invoice
• Total all amounts in the TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED area of the invoice
For efficiency and convenience, the NH Bar Association collects mandatory fees on behalf of the NH Supreme Court.
Your Membership Dues and NH Supreme Court fees can be paid online. If you do not wish to take advantage of the online payment option, please remember to:
✓ Total the amounts on your invoices and write one check payable to NH Bar Association
✓ To assure proper credit to your account, please write your Bar ID on your check and submit it with the bottom portions of the NH Bar Association Dues Invoice and the NH Supreme Court Fees invoice
✓ Mail payment to NH Bar Association, Dues/Fees Processing, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301
YOU MUST FILE THIS FORM (even if you are not in the private practice of law and have no trust accounts) UNLESS, during the ENTIRE reporting period (June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017) you:
• Have been on "INACTIVE" membership status with the Bar Association for the entire reporting period, or
• Have been a full-time judge for the entire reporting period, or
• Have been a full-time marital master for the entire reporting period, or
• Have been a full-time Supreme, Superior or Circuit Court Clerk or Deputy Clerk for the entire reporting period.
The TAC/IOLTA form is electronic. Go to the Member Dashboard to complete the form.
YOU MUST FILE THIS FORM if you have held an active NH Bar Association membership status for six months or more. The following are EXEMPT from this requirement provided they are not engaged in the practice of law:
  • state or federal full-time or part-time judge or retired from a full time judgeship;
  • full-time magistrate;
  • full-time or part time marital master;
  • state reporter or deputy state reporter appointed pursuant to RSA 505:1;
  • full-time clerk or deputy clerk of court;
  • elected state or federal official.
The recording of continuing legal education credits and filing of affidavit are made electronically. Go to the Member Dashboard to file.
Informative videos and information about the three steps to member licensure renewal are available at (payment of invoices and Trust Account Compliance/IOLTA) and (NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool).
Check the Box - Support NHBA Pro Bono

Veterans desperate to see their kids, victims afraid of the next assault, seniors fearful of losing their homes, and parents working three jobs and still unable to pay their creditors. . . When you make a donation to the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program by checking the box on your Bar dues bill, you will assist Pro Bono in seeing that low-income families, veterans and seniors are connected to the legal help they need. Your tax-deductible gift will help them by supporting what Pro Bono does best—annually leveraging several million dollars of donated legal services by New Hampshire attorneys that benefit several thousand low-income adults and children in need.

So just what does Pro Bono do with the funds it receives through grants and donations? These dollars support a small, dedicated staff who:

✓ Provide attorneys with a variety of opportunities to meet their professional responsibilities under Rule 6.1, including special projects such as DOVE, the Foreclosure Relief Project and the Low-Income Taxpayer Project
✓ Screen, develop and prepare cases appropriate for referral to volunteers
✓ Manage a large database of volunteer information
✓ Match volunteers with mentors as requested
✓ Help manage client expectations
✓ Develop and coordinate training programs (e.g., DOVE and Divorce Camp)
✓ Locate information/resources that volunteers need
✓ Recognize volunteer efforts

In addition, Pro Bono provides volunteers with:

✓ Primary malpractice insurance
✓ Waiver of court filing and service fees
✓ Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
✓ Sample forms and materials
✓ Coordination of interpreters and other professionals
✓ And more!

In these days of uncertain federal funds, your tax-deductible donation helps the nationally recognized NH Pro Bono Program maintain its effectiveness in helping to meet the legal needs of New Hampshire's most disadvantaged and vulnerable citizens.

2017-2018 NH Bar Dues and Mandatory Supreme Court Fees Schedule

Membership Category
NH Bar Dues
NH Supreme Court Fees
Active Members (4th year plus)
Active Members (through 3rd year)
Full Time Judicial Members $255
Part Time Judicial Members $175
Inactive Members $175
Inactive Retired
Limited Active
Military Active
No Charge
Military Inactive
No Charge
Honorary Active
No Charge
Honorary Inactive
No Charge
* The NH Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the annual PPF Assessment.
**The Supreme Court has assessed an annual NHMCLE Filing Fee of $10.00 for the July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 reporting year to support the operations of the NHMCLE Board.
$24.00 of Member Dues allocated to Bar News and Bar Journal.
Section Fee for Members: $40

Contact List

Member Records
Status Changes, Address Changes, Letters of Good Standing
Susan Lakeway 603-715-3208
Certificate of Compliance, CLE requirement (Rule 53) Pam Fleming 603-715-3222
Information/Registration, CDs/DVDs, Books, etc.
Cheryl Moore 603-715-3260
Dues Payments Susan Belair 603-715-3265
IOLTA Lisha Brosseau  603-715-3210
Trust Account Compliance Certificates Attorney Discipline Office 603-224-5828

Dues & Court Fees Assistance

Any member of NHBA may apply for dues assistance for NHBA dues and mandatory Court fees.

The dues and Court fees assistance application form asks applicants to certify that payment of dues and Court fees would pose a serious financial hardship for them. Examples of hardship include but are not limited to prolonged periods of unemployment with proof of resulting economic hardship, costly medical problems and other serious financial issues. In addition to the application and financial form, NHBA may request additional or supporting information. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL and the information will not be shared outside the decision making process.
Membership Status Information

To learn about the benefits, requirements and dues for each of the different membership categories available to NH Bar members, please visit our Membership Statuses web page.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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