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Register for Midyear Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2018 Midyear Meeting! The meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester.

This year’s meeting will focus on the rule of law and civics engagement. Anyone who is interested in how the rule of law failed to prevent the holocaust and the horrible consequences of that failure should attend. Lessons from the past should inform us about the present and the future. If you are interested in or concerned about civics and civics engagement today, you should attend this meeting.

Register online or download a printable registration form.

Learn about meeting-related events below.

Gender Equality Breakfast

Justice Hantz Marconi

Joni Esperian

The Gender Equality Breakfast at Midyear Meeting has become a must-attend event for attorneys working in all areas of the law and in various practice settings, as a way to connect with colleagues and support the work of the Gender Equality Committee.

NH Supreme Court Justice Bobbie Hantz Marconi has been named as the guest speaker for this year's event (additional remarks will be provided by Judge Nancy Gertner). The meeting will also include presentation of the Hollman Gender Equality Award to Joni N. Esperian, the Executive Director of the NH Commission for Human Rights in Concord.

Tickets for the breakfast are $15. The breakfast is not included with the regular meeting registration and is always a sell out. Register online.

Feb. 16, 2018
7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Law School Alumni Reunite!

Ever wonder what your law school classmates are up to now? Well, the NHBA Midyear Membership Meeting presents the perfect opportunity for a reunion. Several law school alumni dinners will happen in conjunction with the meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Manchester, and you are invited to help coordinate a dinner for your classmates.

Events are currently planned for the following law schools (view dates and details at

  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law

If you are interested in organizing a dinner for alumni from your law school, please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Bar News Seeks Tax Law Articles

The February issue of Bar News will feature a special section on tax law. If you have an idea for an informative article in one of these areas, please contact Donna Parker by Jan. 15. Articles should be 800-1,000 words and will be due Jan. 29.

Board of Governors Nominations Open for 2018

The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for positions on the NHBA Board of Governors for the membership year starting in June 2018. The petition is available on the Bar's website.

County Governor nominations require 10 signatures from active members in the particular county; all other open positions require 25 signatures. Nominees must be active members. Nominations for the following positions will be made by petition.

  • Vice President (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (three-year term)
  • Secretary (three-year term)
  • Governor-at-Large (two vacancies, three-year term)
  • Public Sector Governor (three-year term)*
  • Out-of-State Governor (three-year term)*
  • County governors (two-year terms) representing:
    • Belknap
    • Carroll
    • Strafford
    • Sullivan
    • Hillsborough - North
    • Hillsborough - South

*Please see the petition for specific requirements for this position.

Petitions are due March 1, 2018; election to be through online ballots sent to eligible members starting April 1. For information about serving on the Board, contact NHBA Acting Executive Director Denice DeStefano.

Pro Bono Hockey Game - Lawyers on Ice!

Spectators welcome – only $5 at the door.

Jan. 14, 2018
2 p.m.
Jersey Sponsors
  • Connolly Reporting
  • Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell
  • McCandless & Nicholson
  • Parnell, Michels & McKay
  • Upton & Hatfield
Banner Sponsor
  • Orr & Reno
Additional sponsorships still available – please contact Margaret.

Thank you to our sponsors & players for their participation and support of the Pro Bono Referral Program!


Superior Court Judicial Assignments

Find out where judges are sitting during the first quarter of 2018.

Notice of Supreme Court Vacancy

With the retirement of Chief Justice Linda Dalianis effective April 1, 2018, the Judicial Selection Commission will accept applications for her replacement by January 8, 2018. Anyone who previously applied need only update the information previously filed. Learn more.

US District Court: Proposed Amendment to Local Rule

Pursuant to LR 1.2(b), the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire gives notice that it intends to amend LR 17.1 regarding Settlements on Behalf of Minors. The current and proposed amended rules are available online.

All comments, including suggestions or other correspondence, related to this amendment may be made before January 17, 2018, and directed to Pamela E. Phelan, Chief Deputy Clerk, or U.S. District Court, Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse, 55 Pleasant Street, Room 110, Concord, NH 03301-3941.

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Inclement Weather Notice

In the event of inclement weather, closings or delayed openings at the Bar Center will be communicated via the Bar's website and on our voicemail greeting at the Bar Center.

If the Bar Center is experiencing a delayed opening, we will be open as soon as is reasonably possible for staff to safely get in to the office. If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center ay 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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