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Bar News - January 19, 2007

2007 Midyear Meeting Update

Thursday & Friday, February 15-16, 2007

Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester


Schedule at a Glance

See Midyear Meeting page at for details on CLE programs and events.


Thursday, February 15

7:30 a.m.  - Past President’s Breakfast


7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. –Registration desk and exhibit area open


9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Supreme Court Judicial Forum (2.5 NHMCLE hours)

Hear the “view from the bench” from all five justices, especially their pointers on more effective appellate advocacy. Ample time allowed for dialogue between the Bench and the Bar.


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break/Visit Exhibitors


11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Midyear Membership Meeting Honors & Awards Luncheon &                                                         Business Meeting

                                    President Richard B. McNamara, presiding.

                                    Guest speaker: Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr.,

                                    Chief Justice NH Supreme Court


                                    Presentation of Awards:

                                    Distinguished Service to the Public Award – Hon. Paul S. Moore

                                    Vickie Bunnell Award for Community Service – Matthew Lahey

                                    L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal                                                      Services for the Poor – Recipient to be named.


Afternoon CLE:


1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.How to Balance Work and Home Life  (3.0 NHMCLE hours)

Guidance on achieving the right balance between the demands of my personal and professional life from panelists with a variety of perspectives and suggestions. This program also will include a discussion of how stress and an improper work-life balance can result in discipline cases and malpractice suits.


2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     New Hampshire Bar Foundation Fellows & Donors Reception

                                    Celebration of the 2007 Honorary Fellow:

                                    Anthony A. McManus, and presentation to

                                    representatives of organizations receiving Justice Grants.


Friday, February 16

7:30 a.m.                      Gender Equality Breakfast

Retrospective on the 1987 Women in the Profession Task Force, featuring video interviews done at the time with task force participants, followed by a panel discussion on changes in the profession for women and men. Also, presentation of the Philip S. Hollman Equality Award.


8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Registration Desk & Exhibit Area Open


Morning CLE:


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Attorney Client Privilege (3.5 NHMCLE hours)

This program features knowledgeable, experienced practitioners exploring privilege and client confidentiality developments in the law, including the federal government’s controversial “Thompson Memo” policy that considers waivers of attorney/client privilege in federal sentencing, and proposed changes in New Hampshire rules of professional conduct regarding duties of confidentiality owed to clients and prospective clients.


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break/Visit our exhibitors


10:30 – 1:00 p.m.           Attorney-Client Privilege CLE resumes


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Networking Luncheon – Enjoy lunch and socialize with colleagues.


Afternoon CLE:


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Top 10 Things to Know About Opening/Operating a Law Office (2.0 NHMCLE hours)

Lawyers from small or solo law firms who have “been there, done that” discuss starting a law firm, or fine-tuning a firm’s operations. This program also includes presentation of the Law Practice Management resources at and Casemaker legal research – free to members.


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Title Insurance Video Replay CLE  (2.0 NHMCLE hours).

                                    (Live program: April 12, 2006)

Basics and special issues regarding real estate title and title insurance.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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