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Bar News - January 20, 2016

New (NHMCLE) Year Is Already 6 Months Old

Happy not-so-New Year! In the context of Supreme Court Rule 53, Jan. 1 marked the halfway point in the reporting year. (The NHMCLE 2015-2016 reporting year began July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016.)

With the year half gone, attorneys should be asking themselves whether they have already participated in continuing legal education programs that qualify for credit.

Programs offered by NHBA•CLE, or in conjunction with NHBA•CLE (such as section-offered CLEs or NH Bar Pro Bono training), are entered directly into the online Attorney Reporting Tool (ART). The program minutes are reported in the ART record within 30 days or less of course attendance. Find ART at

Programs or activities offered by other course providers must be self- qualified (Does it meet Rule 53 requirements?) and then entered into the attorney’s ART account by the member.

To ensure smooth completion of reporting year requirements, attorneys should complete all NHMCLE credit requirements by June 30, 2016. The My Record page at ART provides verification of an attorney’s course status.

Once credit minutes have been recorded, attorneys must file the online Affidavit of Compliance to attest to meeting Rule 53 requirements.

TIP: Attorneys should calendar a date well in advance of the end of the reporting year to view their “My Record” page in their ART account to monitor their progress.

Visit the NHMCLE web page for information on Rule 53 requirements and member obligations for using ART.

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