Award Nominations Sought For 2023 Annual Meeting

Deadline for Nominations – April 24, 2023 The Bar’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system. Your inspiration for making the nomination is of great value to the Bar President during the selection process. Please be sure to include … Read more

Midyear Meeting 2023: The First In-Person Winter Meeting in Three Years

By Tom Jarvis More than 400 lawyers and judges attended the New Hampshire Bar As­sociation’s Midyear Meeting (MYM) on Friday, February 17, at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Manchester to partake in an enormous event chock-full of continu­ing legal education sessions, award pre­sentations, and networking. This was the first in-person MYM since the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

National Judicial Outreach Week: Building Trust in our Courts

By Laura Kiernan Last spring, Chief Justice Gordon MacDonald and Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi met with leaders of the NH Bar Foundation and the NH Bar Association to discuss their concern about public misconceptions of the role of an independent judiciary. Across the country, criticism of judges was rising in intensity and respect for … Read more

Introduction to New Hampshire’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

By Roni Karnis New Hampshire workers now have access to a new, unique employment benefit known as Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) insurance. PFML insurance provides wage replacement benefits for family and medical leave. The Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan was enacted by HB2 in June 2021. It is codified in RSA 21-I:99, … Read more

150-Year Retrospective: Attorney Christopher Seufert Shares His Insights into His Appearance Before SCOTUS Nearly 30 Years Ago

By Tom Jarvis As part of our 150th anniversary year commemoration, the NHBA has been combing through old issues of Bar News – and its predecessor publication Bar Weekly – to find important landmarks in our history. In our search, we found a small article about attorney Christopher Seufert and his appearance before the Supreme … Read more

New Hampshire’s First National Judicial Outreach Week Was a Success

By Mysty Shappy In partnership with the New Hampshire Bar Founda­tion, the Judicial Branch kicked off its first National Judicial Outreach Week on March 1 with a presentation by Circuit Court Judge Ellen Christo and Attorney Lyndsay Robinson to a class of students at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. “Speaking to over 100 … Read more