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Bar News - September 16, 2015

Section Connection: Section Activities Have Begun

Officers of the Real Property Law and the Elder, Estate Planning & Probate sections gather for a photo at their “ice cream social” meeting held in August at the Portsmouth Sheraton.

Early planning has resulted in several of the NH Bar Association’s law practice sections securing the dates and locations for upcoming meetings. Based on events and meetings recently scheduled, it looks to be a very active year for NHBA sections. In September alone, nine meetings are scheduled.

Most section meetings are held at the Bar Center, but some sections, hold meetings at the Common Man in Concord or other restaurants and facilities across the state. The NHBA Family Law Section has scheduled four of its six meetings this year at offsite locations.

The new officers of the Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Section have also set their schedule for the year and hope to host the probate court judges at a December holiday meeting.

Health Law Section Chair Jason Gregoire welcomed his section’s members with an introductory letter over the summer, in which he provided insight into the officers’ plans and goals for the year, including hosting guest speakers and generating a more active email list serve group. The section will hold its first meeting, which will feature two speakers from DHHS, on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Other Section Highlights

The Intellectual Property Law Section recognizes 20 years as a Bar section this year.

The Workers’ Compensation, Real Property, Children’s Law, and International Law Sections have also carved out meeting dates and begun planning their agendas for the year, including some possible joint meetings, CLEs and surveys.

In addition to formal meeting notices sent to members from the Bar’s Sections Coordinator, section members should check the NHBA website calendar for meeting information, and watch upcoming editions of Bar News for more section highlights.

International Section Seeks Award Nominations

The NH Bar International Law Section seeks nominations for the 2015 Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Award.

This award honors a NH Bar member “whose contribution to international law demonstrates the spirit of Daniel Webster and whose good works help elevate the standing of the legal profession and serve as an inspiration to others.”

Nominations may be made by any member of the NH Bar, with or without notice to the nominee. Submissions should include a description of the contributions made by the nominee and should be sent by Friday, Oct. 9, to Robert Cheney.

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