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Bar News - May 9, 2008

2008 Annual Meeting

Book Your Flight: All-Day Solo/Small Firm Management Program

Small Firm Flight Plan for the 21st Century is an all-day law practice management program for solo and small-firm attorneys, held in conjunction with the 2008 Annual Meeting on Friday, June 20, 2008 at the North Conway Grand Hotel.

A flight crew of experienced solo and small-firm practitioners will be at the controls, taking attendees through all elements of operating a solo or small firm.

Who should attend?

Tire-kickers. Are you thinking about going out on your own? Are you considering re-entering or re-positioning your practice?

Those buckling up. You’ve decided to make the plunge and you’re checking your parachute straps, your bank balance and your lines of credit.

Pilot at the controls. You’re been at it for a few years, and you’re looking for suggestions on how to fine-tune your flying.

Crew members. A small firm is a team. Bring along your partner, office manager, paralegal or that spouse "who does the books." (Special price for non-lawyer attendees.)

Who should NOT attend?

Those just looking for credits. Only limited portions of this program will qualify for NHMCLE credit under NH Supreme Court Rule 53. Your primary reason for attending is to learn how to better manage your law office; credits TBD.

Co-chairing the program are Edward Philpot of Gilford and Richard Sager of Ossipee.

A wide range of issues will be discussed:

- finding and furnishing an office;
- technology, hardware and software;
- staffing issues;
- finance issues
- client development, client relations
- managing your caseload…and more

To register for this program: use the Annual Meeting brochure that is posted on the Bar’s website and that will be mailed to all members within the next week.

Also at the Meeting…

To view the Schedule-at-a-Glance, sign-up for the Golf Scramble on Saturday morning at the Wentworth Golf Course in nearby Jackson, and to view other scheduled activities, visit

Area Restaurants

Crawford’s Pub and Grill – on the main floor of the Attitash Grand Summit Resort

White Mountain Cider Company, Bartlett, NH

Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co., Route 16, North Conway – 
(603) 356-6381

Red Fox Bar and Grill, Rte. 16, Jackson, NH –  (603-383-4949)

Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH –  (603-383-4313)

Bernerhof Inn, Glen, NH –

Bellinis, Willow Place Plaza, Rtes. 302 & 16, North Conway –  (603) 356-7000 – Serving from 4:00 pm

Award Nominations Sought
For 2008 Annual Meeting

The Bar’s 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. Nominations are sought for the following award:

E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

To honor the memory of E. Donald Dufresne, this award is presented to an attorney the best fits the following:

"A professional lawyer is an expert in law
Pursuing a learned art in service to clients and in the spirit of public service;
And engaging in these pursuits as part of a common calling
To promote justice and public good."

Nominations should be submitted by May 9 to:

Denice DeStefano, NHBA Annual Meeting Awards
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-3502

Area Attractions and Activities

Eagle Mountain – Carter Notch Road, Jackson NH (9-holes)
Hales Country ClubWhite Mountain Hotel (9-holes) Westside Road, North Conway
North Conway Country ClubNorth Conway NH (18-holes)
Wentworth Golf ClubJackson NH (18-holes)


Bartlett-Bartlett – Located west of US 302, 4 ½ miles east of Bartlett Village.
Conway-Saco River
– Located ¼ mile north of NH 16 at Conway Village.
Conway-Swift River – Located ½ mile north of NH 16 at Conway Village.
Jackson-Honeymoon – At NH 16A junction with NH 16 at Jackson Village.
Lincoln-Flume & Lincoln-Sentinel – Located east of US 3 in Flume reservations.

Mount Washington Auto Road at Great Glen
– Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH.

Mountain Biking: Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center – Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH.

Railroads: Cog Railway – Rt. 302, Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington NH

Conway Scenic Railroad – North Conway NH

North Conway Village
Settlers' Green


The Flume, Franconia Notch State Park,  I-93/Route3, Franconia Notch Parkway, Lincoln, NH.

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch State Park, I-93/Route 3, Franconia Notch Parkway, Lincoln, NH.

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves, Route 112W, North Woodstock, NH.

StoryLand, Route 16, Glen, NH.

Santa’s Village, Route 2 , Jefferson, NH.

Six Gun City & Fort Splash Water Park, Route 2, Jefferson, NH.

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