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Bar News - December 15, 2006

NHMCLE Update: Fine Increases for Late Certificates


For lawyers who have not yet filed their 2006 certificates of compliance, the late filing fee increases to $150 as of Dec. 16, 2006. The late fee will continue to increase by $100 each month for the next three months for those who remain delinquent. Notices will be sent soon by certified mail outlining the remaining deadlines, after which the NH Supreme Court will be notified of those who remain out of compliance with SC Rule 53.


Lawyers who were delinquent were sent a notice in October along with another copy of their certificate of compliance. Those receiving white copies only have to sign the certificate and return it with the late fees, payable to NHMCLE. Lawyers who received pink certificates should review the back of the document to determine whether they have completed the required CLE credits. They must include copies of the additional course attendance records or course applications when they return the signed certificates and fees. They can review their CLE records online to see whether additional courses have been posted.


Lawyers may review the NHMCLE information in the public section of the Web site ( for directions to find their online records. The Attorney Credit Application Form is also available there to make applications for courses presented by sponsors not included on the list of Annual Sponsors—these sponsors will report attendance directly to NHMCLE, if lawyers request it.


Lee Jones,, is available in the NHMCLE Office to answer questions not addressed on the Web site.


Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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