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Law School Alumni Dinners

The NH Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting presents the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow alumni of your law school. Law schools are invited to host dinners in conjunction with the meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, March 10, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester, NH. 

NHBA staff assists dinner organizers by providing restaurant info, a sample invitation letter and response form, and alumni mailing labels from the Bar’s member database.

UNH Law, Suffolk University Law School, and Northeastern Law School University of Virginia School of Law are planning dinners. Details and contact information here.

Interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni? Please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Happy New Year! Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Eviction Defense. Senior citizen in Manchester received eviction notice from apartment in which he has been a tenant for 21 years.  Client would like assistance understanding his rights and negotiating with the landlord. Please contact Carolann.

Unfiled Divorce. Client seeking assistance with a divorce in Derry Family Division. Long-term marriage, no minor children. Please contact Janice.

Legislation Watch

NH Bar Association members have free access to Legislation Watch, an online tool for tracking proposed legislation in various practice areas. The NHBA Legislation Committee uses Legislation Watch to review and track bills of interest to lawyers in the state, and to record positions or information provided by the NH Bar Association.

For questions on using Legislation Watch, contact Debbie Hawkins.

FROM THE COURT

Court Order Amending Family Division Rules

The NH Supreme Court has adopted amendments to Circuit Court – Family Division Rule 2.29, clarifying previous amendments to the same rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. The most recent amendment and comment are meant to clarify that the earlier amendments were not intended to affect the trial court’s existing authority to act on certain matters while an appeal is pending.

For the full text of the amendments, read the court notice.

OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

Bankruptcy Attorneys Needed to Help Vets

Bankruptcy attorneys can help a veteran file a Proof of Claim in the ITT Tech bankruptcy proceedings. The deadline to file is Jan. 31, 2017. Vets also need help getting student loans discharged and/or asserting their rights to certain federal education programs.

Veterans Education Success (VES) provides assistance and training for attorneys to work with these veterans – please contact Margaret for more information.

NHWBA Post-Holiday Party

Join NHWBA members and friends to re-energize for the New Year Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Orr & Reno, 45 S. Main St., Concord, for a fun and relaxing evening.  This year, we will be collecting clean, gently used women's professional clothing to be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and tools to thrive in work and in life.

To register for this fun event, click here.

Suggested Reading

How Will Trump Shape the Supreme Court?
ABA Journal reports on potential implications of the president-elect’s choices. Read more.

2016 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.
The work of a district court judge and federal case filing statistics at all levels. Read more.

Some of these news sites may limit access to subscribers or registered users. (Many sites allow free trial access limited to the number of pages viewed.) Also, the Bar Association does not endorse the sites providing these links; these are provided for your information only.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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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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