NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Aiming For the Future - NHBA Midyear Meeting – 3/4

Register by Feb. 3 to get early bird pricing for the NHBA Midyear Meeting on March 4 in Manchester. Reasons to register: Two game-changing CLE programs on the future of the profession with an all-star lineup of speakers and guests, PLUS the annual Honors and Awards Luncheon, the Gender Equality Committee Breakfast (separate ticket purchase of $15). This is the largest Bar Association gathering of the year – and this year’s event will truly be thought-provoking.

Don’t miss out on this must-attend networking and education event.

Lawyers on Ice: Get Tickets This Week – 1/16

About 30 members of the NH Bar Association will hit the ice Jan. 16 to play in the charity hockey game to benefit the NH Pro Bono Referral Program.

Tickets are $25 each, which provides entry to the NH Pro Bono Hockey Game and the Monarchs game that follows. The game will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH on Jan. 16, 2016, from 4:20-5:20 p.m. The Monarchs game begins at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets, contact Neil Nicholson at (603) 856-8441 by Jan. 7.

Event sponsors are Connelly Reporting and Videoconferencing; Parnell, Michels & McKay; McCandless & Nicholson; Upton & Hatfield; and Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.

Judicial Applicants Sought

The Judicial Selection Commission has issued a new call for applications for Superior Court and Circuit Court vacancies, due by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The vacancy notice does not specify the number of judicial vacancies for either court; for Circuit Court positions, candidates with family law experience are encouraged to apply.

Please use the revised application form. The vacancy notice also includes instructions for candidates who applied in 2015 on which forms to update in order to reapply.

Member Survey Coming Soon!

The New Hampshire Bar Association is sending out a comprehensive member survey to a representative sample of NHBA members this month. About 2,000 members will receive the survey. If you receive this survey, it is very important to complete and return it – your responses will help association leaders and staff to steer the future priorities of your professional association. Questions? Please contact Communications Director Dan Wise.

NHWBA Post-Holiday Party – 1/14

Join your legal colleagues for a post-holiday gathering in Manchester at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the new Foundry restaurant in Manchester, hosted by the NH Women’s Bar Association. The cost is $5 for NHWBA members and $10 for non-members. Register now.

This year, the NHWBA will be collecting clean, gently used women's professional clothing for a boutique to be held at UNH School of Law on Jan. 28. All proceeds from the boutique will benefit the nonprofit Dress for Success.

Business in the Arts Awards – 2/5

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Business in the Arts Awards, sponsored by the NH Business Committee for the Arts. Awards are presented in the categories of microenterprise, small, medium and large businesses. The Leadership Award will be given to a business leader.

Winners will be announced at a banquet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 9 at The Center of NH – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Download a form or submit nominations online at www.nhbca.com. Nominations are due Feb. 5.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Eviction defense needed in Strafford County. Case will be heard in Rochester District Court, client filed an appearance Dec. 21, no hearing date yet. Client paid the arrearage and is applying for disability and local assistance to recover financially from loss of employment. Contact Vanessa.

Spanish-speaking client in Hillsborough South. Mother of three has a restraining order in place and seeks assistance with a divorce. There is no property at issue. Pro Bono can pay for an interpreter to help client communicate with attorney. Contact Carolann.

NH LAP – A Confidential Service for Lawyers

The New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program is a strictly confidential resource for lawyers who would like to talk to someone about stress, substance abuse or other difficulties in their lives, the lives of their loved ones or colleagues, or for answers to questions about challenging cases and clients. Paid for by an annual court-assessed member fee, NHLAP is a private organization with offices that are not part of the court, the association or the Attorney Discipline Office. To learn more, contact Cecie Hartigan or call (877) 224-6060.

Suggested Reading

The End of Lawyers? Not So Fast.
The New York Times reports on several studies that indicate that automation is likely to change, but not eliminate, work for lawyers. Read more.

Most lawyers are introverted, and that's not necessarily a bad thing
Contrary to popular belief, most lawyers are not extroverts. In fact, 60 percent are introverts, according to a report in ABA Journal. Read more.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins
Working Together For Your Clients. Statewide personal injury and civil litigation practice. 603-625-5555, peter@hutchinslawoffices.com.

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A full-service law firm with a distinguished history of service excellence to clients throughout New Hampshire. Our experienced attorneys are committed to providing you with the best representation possible. Learn more!

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