Bar News - April 20, 2007
Board Considers Public Sector/Public Interest Member Concerns
At the March 22, 2007 meeting of the NHBA Board of Governors, a summary of recommendations by the Task Force on Public Sector/Public Interest members of the Bar was reviewed.
The Board acknowledged that, as a group, the value and contributions of (PS/PI) public sector and public interest attorneys are not adequately recognized within the Bar and that more must be done to address that group’s needs.
A number of proposals and initiatives to recognize the value, contributions and special circumstances of public sector/public interest members of the Bar were discussed. The Board will continue to address these recommendations at its meeting in May.
In other matters, the Board discussed the recent NH Supreme Court Status of the Legal Profession report and initiatives by the Court to publicize the availability of attorneys willing to handle legal matters—particularly in the family law area—on a limited representation, or “unbundled” basis. The Board authorized the NHBA President to send a letter to members (see previous issue of Bar News) that asks members interested in providing unbundled services to provide their names to Family Division Administrative Judge Edwin Kelly.
The Board also authorized the circulation of a letter to Bar members in the Sections who are interested in participating in an Unauthorized Practice of Law task force.