NH Bar Membership: Benefits, Dues, and Compliance Summary by Membership Category
Active Statuses
Inactive Statuses
Active Newly Admitted Full Time Judicial Part Time Judicial Honorary Active Military Active Limited Active Status ** Inactive Honorary Inactive Military Inactive Retired Inactive
Member Benefits
NH Bar News
Email Newsletter1
CLE Email Newsletter1
Electronic NH Bar Journal
Casemaker Law Library
Member-Only Web Resources
Online Member Directory
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Section Membership / Forum (with subscription)
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Eligibility for application to LRS Panel
Eligibility for application to CLE Club
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Insurance Services & products
Hold Office in the Association
Eligibility for Committee Appointment by NHBA President
Membership Photo ID Card2
Vote in Association Matters & Elections
NHBA Dues and NH Supreme Court Fees: 2017-2018
NHBA Dues
$310
$260
$255
$175
None
None3
$25
$175
None
None3
$25
NH Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
$205
$205
None
None
None
None3
None
$10
None
None3
None
Lawyers Assistance Program Fee
$20
$20
$20
$20
None
None3
None
$20
None
None3
$5
NH Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (Rule 53) Fee
$10
$10
None
None
None
None3
None
None
None
None3
None
NH Supreme Court Public Protection Fund (Rule 55) Fee
Waived this fiscal year.
None
None3
None
Waived this fiscal year.
None
None3
None
Total Dues & Court Fees
$545
$495
$275
$195
$0
None3
$25
$205
$0
None3
$30
NH Supreme Court Rule 53: Annual NHMCLE Requirement
720 CLE Credit Minutes, including 120 Ethics/Professionalism Minutes
Exempt4
Exempt4
Note5
Exempt6
Exempt6
Exempt6
Exempt6
NH Supreme Court Rule 42 (7); Sections (a) – (c): Practical Skills Course
The NHBA Practical Skills Course must be taken within two (2) years of being sworn in to the NH Bar.
Note7
Note7
NH Supreme Court Rule 50: Annual Trust Accounting Compliance Certificate & Mandatory IOLTA Certification
If a member is Active at any point in the Fiscal Year (June 1 – May 31), a TAC form must be completed8.
Exempt9
Exempt9
Exempt9
Exempt9
Explanations
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Section 8. Limited Active Membership Status for unpaid volunteer pro bono service through the NHBA Pro Bono Referral System, the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC), NH Legal Assistance (NHLA), and Disabilities Rights Center-NH (DRC)… For full criteria see NHBA Bylaws Article II, Section 8
1
With valid email address. You may opt out of receiving NHBA broadcast email at any time.
2
As issued.
3
NHBA Dues and NH Supreme Court fees are waived for members on active duty service with the Armed Forces, for the duration of their active duty status.
4
Exempt provided not engaged in the practice of law. NH Supreme Court Rule 53.
5

A confirmation of military exemption may be required by the NHMCLE Board.

EXEMPTIONS – Lawyers on active duty for the United States Armed Forces for more than three (3) months of the reporting year. These lawyers must file a certificate of compliance pursuant to Rule 53.2(A)(1) for each reporting year for which the lawyer is so exempted.

Lawyers exempt under Rule 53.2(A)(1) who wish to claim NHMCLE credit for activities completed during a reporting year for which such exemption applies (e.g., for purposes of carrying over such credits pursuant to Rule 53.1(D)), may do so by either (1) filing a certificate of compliance for the reporting year in which the activity was completed, or (2) reporting such activities on the certificate of compliance filed for the following reporting year if no exemption is then available.

After three months of being Active Military you are exempt until returning from the active duty.

6
No requirement, unless you were on Active status for more than 6 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.
7
If a new admittee leaves New Hampshire on military or other government service assignment for more than a brief period within two years after being admitted to the bar and before completing the practical skills course, the new admittee’s license shall not be suspended if he or she promptly so notifies the court in writing of his or her departure from the state and his or her intention to complete the course at a later date.  Such a new admittee shall be required to attend a practical skills course given within three years of the date of departure, and further provided that, if he or she shall have completed the assignment and returned to New Hampshire within the three-year period, the course taken shall be the first available course given after his or her return. The admittee shall notify the court promptly of his or her return within the three-year period. Upon written request in exceptional instances, the court may extend the three-year period following the date of departure within which the admittee must attend a practical skills course.    See NH Supreme Court Rule 42 XIII.
8
Failure to file this form by August 1st will result in a NH Supreme Court imposed fine of $100 for each month or fractions thereof that the form remains unfiled. NH Supreme Court Rule 50.
9

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. NH Supreme Court Rule 50.