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Bar News - September 17, 2014

New NHMCLE Reporting Tool Will Show Credit Balances

The online tool for reporting NHMCLE credits earned starting July 1, will launch soon. The release of the new system was delayed by the decision to include information about positive or negative credit balances for the reporting year that ended June 30.

The reporting tool, when available, will be more useful with the balance information available. Please do not call the NHMCLE office regarding the reporting of CLE activity. The NHBA has limited staff that is engaged in completing the transition from the prior system to the new self-determining, self-reporting system for NHMCLE credit. When the reporting tool is operational, members will be immediately notified through a number of Bar Association communication channels.

During the week of Sept. 15, attorneys subject to NH Supreme Court Rule 53 will receive a letter signed by Supreme Court Justice James Bassett and Russell Hilliard, chair of the NH Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board, explaining the changes to the reporting process for the NHMCLE rule as it affects attorneys and providers. Also enclosed in the mailing will be a memo that summarizes the qualifying standards for educational activities to earn NHMCLE credit drawn from the rule and a hard-copy worksheet attorneys can use to tally reportable CLE activity after June 30. This worksheet may be saved in attorneys’ files and used as a reference for the attorney to enter the tallied information when the online reporting tool becomes available.

The reporting tool – also to be available as a mobile app – will enable attorneys to immediately enter qualifying activity of non-NHBA CLEs, and to access the number of credits in their record. (NHBA programs will automatically be entered into the new system because the NHBA and NHMCLE already share some data-processing resources.)

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