Bar News - June 15, 2016
NHMCLE: Reporting Year Ends June 30
Reviewing the NHMCLE Filing Process
NH Bar members are required to complete the annual Supreme Court Rule 53 NHMCLE credit requirements and submit the online affidavit of compliance for the reporting year that ends June 30, 2016.
Once members have completed all their credits by taking qualified courses, they can log in to the online Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) at www.nhmcle.org, and enter attended non-NH Bar CLE courses on the “New Entry” page. NHBA•CLE programs will be entered directly into a member’s ART account by the NHBA•CLE department.
Members can review and verify their credit status on the “My Record” page on ART for the current reporting year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) at any time. In Section C of that page, the status of all courses attended and entered is listed. When the minutes earned meet or exceed the minimums shown in parentheses, the member can file the online compliance affidavit using the “Affidavit” tab that will appear in the toolbar.
The NHMCLE reporting process is complete once members have filed the affidavit. When the process is complete, the red NHMCLE bar on the MyNHBAR dashboard at www.nhbar.org will turn green. (Allow two business days after completion for the dashboard to update this status.)
The grace period for NHMCLE compliance ends July 31, 2016. The consequences of overlooking completion of reporting requirements can be costly. Beginning Aug. 1, a $50 late filing fee will be assessed. Beginning Sept. 1, an additional late filing fee of $250 will be assessed.
In September, the NHMCLE Board will be required to send the names of noncompliant members to the Supreme Court with a request for Court suspension from the practice of law.