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Bar News - September 21, 2007

Legal News and Links


Featuring legal commentary, news and resources from NH law firms and other sources.



Employment Law


Employees Cannot Be Prevented from Discussing Compensation


Many employers instinctively want to stop the exchange of compensation information among employees so that compensation remains confidential. If it is lawful for employees to require confidentiality of proprietary, trade secret, and other business information, shouldn’t it also be lawful to preclude discussion of compensation information?

Read the entire article by Jennifer Moeckel at


Internet Communication


Several organizations have begun offering Web logs and forums for the legal community on the Internet.


The American Bar Association’s The Bridge is an invaluable asset to attorneys seeking information on any number of legal matters. Visit for Web logs, discussion panels, and other resources.


Another Web site, ETHISPHERE, is a general business magazine but offers numerous tips, ethics discussions, and business articles that may be of use to attorneys. Visit and explore.


Professional Liability

Watch the Web site – Disclaimers Advised


A lawyer who receives unsolicited email from a prospective client, via a link on the firm’s Web site inviting such contacts, has a duty to keep any information received in the email confidential, and the communication may disqualify the entire firm from representing an adverse party, even if the firm rejects the prospective client’s matter. Read more at


Divorce & Family Law


Business Owners May Protect Assets with a Prenuptial Agreement


News reports about celebrity marriages and divorces are common. But prenuptial agreements are not just for celebrities. While asking your sweetie to sign a prenuptial agreement prior to the wedding is not very romantic, such an agreement is a critical tool in asset protection, one that every business owner should consider.





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