2015-16 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
NH SUPREME COURT FEES INVOICE
For efficiency and convenience, the NH Bar Association collects mandatory fees on behalf of the NH Supreme Court.
PAYMENT OF YOUR DUES & COURT FEES
Your Membership Dues and NH Supreme Court fees can now 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
NH SUPREME COURT TRUST ACCOUNT COMPLIANCE/IOLTA FORM
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, 2014 - May 31, 2015) you:
• Have been on "INACTIVE" membership status with the Bar Association for the entire reporting
• 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.
Failure to file this form by August 1, 2015 will result in a NH Supreme Court imposed fine of $100.00
for each month, or fraction thereof, that the form remains not filed (See SC Rule 50-A).
For efficiency and convenience, the NH Bar Association collects the Trust Account Compliance/IOLTA
Form and then forwards the form to the NH Supreme Court.
Please Remember to:
✓ Legibly print or type your name
✓ Complete the section I, II or III, Sign & Date the form
✓ Make a copy of the signed form for your records and return the original, signed copy to the NH Bar Association
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PAYMENT & FORM BY JULY 1ST TO:
NH Bar Association
2 Pillsbury St, Suite 300
Concord NH 03301
Check the Box - Support NHBA Pro Bono
Make a donation to the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program by checking off the box on
your Bar dues bill and you will assist Pro Bono in seeing that low-income families,
veterans and seniors are connected to the legal help they need. Veterans desperate to see
their kids, victims afraid of the next blow, seniors fearful of losing their homes, and
moms working three jobs and still unable to pay their creditors... 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. Each year these
leveraged services benefit several thousand low-income adults and children in need,
from assuring safety through protective orders to preserving shelter by stopping unlawful
foreclosures or evictions to preventing loss of basic income by halting IRS levies.
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
✓ Coordinate interpreters and other professionals
✓ 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
✓ And more!
In these days of shrinking IOLTA 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 disadvantaged and vulnerable citizens.
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