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Bar News - March 19, 2014

Section Connection: Sections & Intersections – Popular Program Themes

Several NHBA sections have found programming success by developing presentations that focus on the “intersections” between their practice area and other legal disciplines. The Family Law section, for example, in the past two years, has conducted programs looking at relevant aspects of bankruptcy, criminal law, estate planning and immigration law in the family law context. An upcoming meeting will bring in an expert on family law as it relates to members of the military.

The Intellectual Property Law section is following a similar path, having held a program in February focusing on trademark law and franchise law, with other topics under consideration such as IP law in connection with estate law – in situations where a family member inherits ownership of a patent, for example, according to section clerk Jonathan Whitcomb.
Section Calendar Highlights
Divorce and military law. Tuesday, March 25, 3-5 p.m. at the Bar Center
Panelists will look at military personnel issues as they intersect with family law. Anna Zimmerman, who wrote on this subject for Bar Journal last year, is one of the presenters. (This is an informal discussion program, not for NHMCLE credit.)
Criminal law update, Thursday, March 27, 2:30-5 p.m.
The Criminal Law Section, which seldom meets, hold this session for several purposes – providing 1.5 hours NHMCLE credit, followed by election of officers for the coming year, and a social event. Tom Barnard, of the Appellate Defender, and Lisa Wolford, who handles appellate matters for the NH Department of Justice, will provide a Supreme Court case law update and appellate practice tips. (NHMCLE credit will be available.)
Healthcare Law Changes in New Hampshire, Tuesday, April 1, noon-1:30 p.m. (webcast only).
The Health Law Section kicks off a series of one-hour webcasts produced by sections, in collaboration with NHBA CLE. Ken Bartholomew, John Rich, and Andrew Eills will discuss key aspects of the Affordable Care Act and health law developments.See the ad on page 23 for more on this affordably-priced NHBA•CLE.
Real Property Section, Tuesday, April 8, in Hanover
The Real Property Law Section meets next on April 8 in Hanover, providing networking opportunities to a broader range of its members by meeting around the state.
Leadership Opportunities
Member volunteers are the driving force behind sections, their programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession. Sections will be conducting officer elections for 2014-2015 this spring. Any NHBA section member in good standing may self-nominate or nominate someone else for a position (chair, vice chair, or clerk). Look for information in your next section meeting notice, or contact the sections coordinator for more information.
Free Trial Memberships
Sign up now and section membership ($40/year) will be free through to the end of the Association’s fiscal year on May 31. Why not try it out at no cost to you?

Section Connection highlights the benefits of section participation. Visit and check out Association and Section events on the right side of the home page. Or better yet, join a Section and receive event notices via email. Questions? Contact Section Coordinator Patty Frechette.

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