2016-17 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
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 NHBA DUES & NH SUPREME COURT FEES
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
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, 2015 - May 31, 2016) 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.
NH SUPREME COURT MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (NHMCLE) FILING
YOU MUST FILE THIS FORM
if you have held an active NH Bar Association membership status for nine 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 via the Attorney Reporting Tool (ART). Go to ART at www.nhmcle.org
to enter credits and to file the annual affidavit.
Informative videos and information about the three steps to member licensure renewal are
available at www.nhbar.org
(payment of invoices and Trust Account Compliance/IOLTA) and www.nhmcle.org
(NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool).
Check the Box - Support NHBA Pro Bono
Veterans desperate to see their kids, victims afraid of the next blow, 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
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