Bar News - August 14, 2009
5 Reasons Why You Should Send Us Your Member Photo
Bar members are encouraged to submit or update their photos to the Bar Association this fall.
There are at least five good reasons to do so:
- Member Directory – new print version. In response to a number of member requests over the years, the Bar Association is reviving the print edition of its member photo directory, last published in 1999. All active-status Bar members will be listed; it enhances civility and brings the practicing Bar closer together if we are able to put a name to a face.
We request that new or updated photos be sent by October 15 to ensure that they are included in the print directory, to be distributed in January 2010.
- Member Directory on the website. The photos also appear in the Member Directory on the website. While the printed book can’t be beat for simplicity of use and portability, the website version of the directory will be the place to check for the very latest contact information.
- Member ID cards. If you have not yet sent in a photo, it probably won’t be included on the Member ID card sent to you upon receipt of your dues this year. However, once you have sent in your photo, you can ask for a reissue of your card with the photo for a $10 charge. Contact Member Services Coordinator Rose Anocibar at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Security Screening. An expedited entrance screening process for attorneys continues at the Hillsborough County South Superior Courthouse in Nashua, thanks to the cooperation of Hillsborough County Sheriff James Hardy and his department’s deputies and staff. Sheriff’s officers and area attorneys are happy with the results; attorneys with the proper credentials, at the discretion of the sheriff’s staff on duty, can bypass the customary entrance screening. Think E-Z Pass at the toll booth!
However, those credentials (special magnetic cards issued by the Sheriff that trigger a display of photos and names on a computer screen visible to security personnel) are only available if you have a photo on file with the Bar Association!
This expedited entrance capability will become especially important when Hillsborough North courthouse is closed for 18 months of renovation and its superior court docket is temporarily relocated to Nashua.
- More than 70 percent of your colleagues have already done it! That’s right; the Bar already has more than 3,300 member photos, out of a total active membership of more than 4,700. This high level of coverage is due to the Bar providing, at no charge to members, a photo opportunity at every swearing-in since the launch of the Bar’s website member directory eight years ago.
If you are not pictured in the Member Directory, now is the time to do something about it.
Send a clear, passport-style photo (B&W or color print) by snail-mail to:NHBA – Member Photos, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301 or via e-mail in .jpg format to Website Coordinator Karrie Fesette.