New Hampshire Bar Association
About the Bar
For Members
For the Public
Legal Links
Publications
Newsroom
Online Store
Vendor Directory
NH Bar Foundation
Judicial Branch
NHMCLE

A confidential, independent resource for NH lawyers, judges and law students.

Visit the NH Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) website for information about how our trained staff can help you find an attorney who is right for you.
New Hampshire Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service Law Related Education NHBA CLE NHBA Insurance Agency
MyNHBar
Member Login
Member Portal
Casemaker

Bar News - November 18, 2011


Supreme Court Orders

By order dated January 19, 2011, the court adopted new Family Division Rule 1.25-A, regarding mandatory initial self-disclosure, as set forth in Appendix A, and ordered that the new rule take effect on April 1, 2011. Prior to the scheduled effective date, Administrative Judge Edwin Kelly requested that the effective date of this rule be delayed in light of the amount of staff time that would be necessary for implementation of this new rule. After consideration of Judge Kelly’s request, the court agreed, and by order dated March 22, 2011, the court delayed the effective date of Family Division Rule 1.25-A until further order of this court. In October 2011, Judge Kelly notified the court that it would be possible to implement the rule effective December 1, 2011, and requested that the court issue an order to that effect. After consideration of Judge Kelly’s request, the court orders that Family Division Rule 1.25-A, as set forth in Appendix A, shall take effect on December 1, 2011.

Date: October 25, 2011
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of New Hampshire


ADM-2011-0033
In the Matter of David Sargent, Esq.

On July 28, 2011, this court issued an order requiring Attorney Sargent to show cause why he should not be suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for failing to file his certificate of compliance with the minimum legal education requirements for the reporting year ending June 30, 2010, and failing to pay the late fees assessed. Attorney Sargent has neither responded to the show cause order, nor brought himself into compliance with Supreme Court Rule 53.7(A)(2).

Accordingly, Attorney Sargent is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire. The court hereby requires that Attorney Sargent’s trust accounts and other financial records be audited at his expense.

Attorney Sargent is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, November 28, 2011, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 8, 2011, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Sargent’s files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Duggan, Hicks, Conboy and Lynn, JJ., concurred.
ISSUED: October 26, 2011
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


In accordance with the authority granted in RSA 490-D:5, see also RSA 490-F:3, the Supreme Court orders that the judicial branch family division of the New Hampshire Circuit Court, 9th Circuit – Nashua shall be operational in Nashua effective November 3, 2011, at the building which houses the Hillsborough County Superior Court, Southern District, located at 30 Spring Street. The geographic jurisdiction of the family division in Nashua shall be as set forth in RSA 490-D:4, XVI(c) to include the city of Nashua and the towns of Hudson and Hollis.

By order of this court dated December 9, 2010, the Merrimack Family Division was made operational. By that order, the geographic jurisdiction of the Merrimack Family Division included the towns of Bedford, Litchfield, and Merrimack, as well as additional communities previously served by the Hillsborough County Superior Court, Southern District. With this order and until such time as additional family division sites are made operational, the geographic jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit -- Family Division -- Merrimack shall continue to include domestic relations matters emanating from the towns of Brookline, Greenville, Mason, Milford, New Ipswich, Sharon, Temple, and Wilton, in addition to the towns of Bedford, Litchfield, and Merrimack.

Pursuant to RSA 490-F:2, and in keeping with the goal of judicial officer continuity found in RSA 490-D:1, the Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court, in his discretion, shall assign existing cases to either the Nashua or Merrimack courthouse as justice or efficiency may require. Court scheduling notices shall be deemed sufficient notice to the parties for cases to be transferred to Nashua. All other cases shall be deemed to have been assigned to the Merrimack courthouse. Nothing in this order prohibits any party from requesting a case transfer as the interests of justice or efficiency may so require.

November 3, 2011
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk
Supreme Court of New Hampshire


In accordance with RSA 490-F:6, V, and Supreme Court Rule 61(5), Judge Peter Hurd, who is assigned to the probate division of the circuit court, is also certified to hear cases in the district division of the circuit court.

DATE: November 10, 2011
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of New Hampshire

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

Home | About the Bar | For Members | For the Public | Legal Links | Publications | Online Store
Lawyer Referral Service | Law-Related Education | NHBA•CLE | NHBA Insurance Agency | NHMCLE
Search | Calendar

New Hampshire Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord NH 03301
phone: (603) 224-6942 fax: (603) 224-2910
email: NHBAinfo@nhbar.org
© NH Bar Association Disclaimer