Bar News - May 20, 2015
New Online ART Certification to Arrive with June 30 Deadline
The new online Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) will provide active NH Bar Association members with convenient online certification of fulfillment of the 2015 NHMCLE requirements and allow for online payment of the annual NHMCLE fee of $10.
All active NH Bar Association members are required to meet NH Supreme Court Rule 53 requirements by June 30, 2015.
Immediately following that date, ART will provide each member with an online “Affidavit of Compliance.” Each member will attest to his or her 2015 ART record, showing completion of the Rule 53 requirements. The affidavit will be submitted online to complete 2015 NHMCLE credit obligations.
NH Bar members must create an ART account to access this online process. First, attorneys should review the new procedures and ART details on the NHMCLE web page. For bar members and their staff, the NHMCLE web page is the central hub for all information and updates on NHMCLE and ART.
Three short videos provide a quick guide to creating an ART account, entering new courses and reviewing the 2015 course history on the My Record page, which is the official record of a member’s 2015 NHMCLE year.
Creation of an ART account enables members to enter qualified Rule 53 non-NH Bar courses and review their 2015 course details on the My Record page. Qualified Rule 53 courses attended must be entered into the member’s ART account to show evidence of compliance with Rule 53 requirements.
The new online ART program provides members with the convenience of submitting the “Affidavit of Compliance” electronically to provide evidence that the 2015 NHMCLE credit requirements have been met.
In addition, the Supreme Court Rule 53.6 has approved the NHMCLE Board assessment of an annual fee of $10 to support the NHMCLE board’s operations. The $10 annual fee is part of the electronic affidavit submission and can be paid online.