2019 Annual Meeting
June 28-30, 2019
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

Fresh Perspectives

Join us for a restorative weekend at the The Omni Mount Washington Resort for the NH Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Experience the luxury and comfort of a classic New England resort as you reconnect with colleagues, family and friends. Enjoy a group hike, meet friends for a round of golf, or spend the morning catching up on a needed CLE. In the evenings, we will gather to celebrate the achievements and milestones of our colleagues. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss.

Sometimes the best way to get ahead is to slow down.

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The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Babysitting is available through the Omni Mount Washington Resort.  Babysitting must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. For babysitting services please call (603) 279-8808 and download the Babysitting Release of Liability Form.

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The Lodge At Bretton Woods

For the room block rate book your room at the Lodge at Bretton Woods today! All Omni Resort amenities open to those staying at the Lodge. Breakfast at the Mount Washington also included. You can visit their website to view Lodge offerings Lodge at Bretton Woods.

New Hampshire Bar Association
2019 Annual Meeting
Omni Mount Washington Resort

Friday June 28th

11:30- 1:00 pm BOG  Meeting
1:00- 1:30 Annual Business Meeting – All NHBA members welcome to attend
2:30- 3:30 CLE Programming
5:15- 5:45 pm COG Railway Documentary
6:00- 7:00 pm Reception
7:00- 9:00 pm Honors and Award Banquet
9:00 – 11:00 pm Trivia Night – Family Feud

Saturday June 29th

7:00 – 11:00 am Breakfast (for those staying at the resort or lodge)
8:15 am Meet the Shuttle for the Mount Pierce Guided Hike
7:30-8:30 am CLE Programming
8:30-12:30 am Mount Pierce Guided Hike
9:00 – 11:00 am Family Guided Hike- Upper/ Lower Falls
9:50 am Meet the shuttle for the COG Railway
10:30-1:30 pm Mount Washington COG Railway/ Free time for remaining guests to explore resort and area activities on their own.
3:00-4:00 pm Prohibition Tea Party
5:45-6:30 pm President’s Reception
6:30-9:00 pm President’s Banquet & Leadership Academy Graduation
9:00 pm Entertainment: Comedian Juston McKinney – Back by popular demand with all new material!

Sunday June 30

7:00 11:00 am Breakfast

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Trivia Night

Let’s Play Family Feud!  Create your own team or join in the fun for this lively entertainment.  We have lots of tricky questions up our sleeves to thrill you all evening!

Prohibition Tea Party

During the Roaring 20’s the Mount Washington Hotel quietly served alcohol to select guests in a Speakeasy tucked away in the lower level. The speakeasy, now called The Cave, is a hot spot for adult guests every night.  Please come and join us to experience your own Prohibition “Tea” Party and learn a little more about the history leading up to the 18th Amendment, the consequences of it and the role The Cave played during the dry times in New England; all while sipping on one of our turn-of-the-Era themed beverages.  Tea party includes prohibition era appetizers and live Speakeasy band! 

COG Railway- Come celebrate it’s 150th Anniversary!

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is a narrated 3-Hour-Round Trip train ride to the summit of Mount Washington on a historic and awe-inspiring railway. Averaging around 1 hour each way, you have 60 minutes to explore and take in the Summit of Mount Washington, including the Sherman Adams Visitor Center. Inside the Visitor Center is a museum, post office, small snack bar and 360° views of the surrounding areas including up to 5 states, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean! Tickets to visit the Mount Washington Observatory are sold separately.

Mount Pierce Hike

Lead by Charlie Stewart of Exploring The Whites this is a 4 hour, moderate hike which requires no technical skills but does climb about 1800 feet.

We will hike from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Pierce, formerly named Mount Pleasant, which offers great views north of the entire Southern Presidential range from Mt. Washington south.  We will travel on the Crawford Patch which is the oldest, continuously maintained, hiking path in America.   This year is the trail’s 200th anniversary.

Guided Family Hike – Upper and Lower Falls

This family friendly hike is suitable for almost anyone and is locates on the resort property. Sneaker are suitable for the trail, unless the weather is wet and then a boot is suggested. This hike will take you through the beautiful woods of the White Mountains – bug spray is strongly recommended!

Friday, June 28, 2019 – 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
60 NHMCLE Credit Minutes

How to work, play and be active in the Community

Paul Chant and Leslie Leonard of Cooper Cargill Chant PA of North Conway

Will lead a 1 hour discussion on how to work, play and be active in the Community, while maintaining sanity.  This will include thoughts on time management, binding your work to your play, getting involved in things you love for both business development and enjoyment, and a few thoughts on getting along in small law firms.


Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
60 NHMCLE Credit Minutes 

Keeping Client Trust Even When Things Go Wrong
(used with permission of the Arizona State Bar Association)

This provocative (and sometimes humorous) presentation explores the question: How do we help our clients experience the legal system without walking away with a cynical view of the system, the judiciary and even their own lawyer? The course will cover what lawyers can do, beyond the bare minimum ethical requirements, to fulfill our higher ethical calling to “prime” clients for the best experience, without making ourselves (lawyers) crazy. The course covers the ethical requirements regarding client communications (Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct and ABA Model Rules 1.3 and 1.4) which establishes the minimum requirements and how a lawyer can easily provide communications beyond these minimums with little to no additional effort but with exponential return. The course addresses how to eliminate grumblings, complaints and malpractice claims with client relations and communications beyond the bare minimum requirements.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Donna Parker via email or by calling (603) 715-3263.

 2019 Annual Meeting Award

The NH Bar Association Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system and the Association. Read about the 2019 Annual Meeting Award Winners.

  • Justice William A. Grimes Awards for Judicial Professionalism
  • Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award
  • E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism


View past award winners

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