NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Judge DiClerico to be Honored at Midyear Meeting

Judge DiClerico
Judge DiClerico
Roger Phillips
Roger Phillips
Dorothy Graham
Dorothy Graham
Sherry Young
Sherry Young

Judge Joseph DiClerico is among several Bar members to receive awards at the NHBA Midyear Meeting on March 4 at the Radisson/Center of NH in Manchester, NH. DiClerico, whose judicial career has spanned four decades, will be presented with the NH Bar Association Distinguished Service to the Public Award.

Roger Phillips, a Concord solo practitioner, will receive the Vickie Bunnell Award for Community Service.

Dorothy Graham, supervising attorney of Manchester office of the NH Public Defender, is the recipient of the Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award.

The day begins with the Gender Equality Breakfast, sponsored by the NHBA Gender Equality Committee, at which Sherry Young, co-founder and president at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, will receive the Philip Hollman Gender Equality Award.

Midyear Meeting CLEs: Aiming for the Future

Two Professionalism Day CLEs will be presented at the Midyear Meeting on March 4, featuring national speakers and NH judges discussing new approaches to serving clients. Get early-bird pricing of $100 (or $50 for new lawyers) for a full day of programming until Feb. 3. Register online.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

The NHBA Pro Bono Program wishes to thank all of the volunteers who made calls during the year-end referral marathons or who accepted cases in December.

Will in Hillsborough North. Client in Manchester seeks a simple will and advanced directives. Please contact Carolann.

Landlord-Tenant. Disabled couple in Strafford County needs help regaining security deposit so they can use it for new apartment. No damages to previous unit. Please contact Janice.

Board Nominations Open for 2016

The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for positions on the NHBA Board of Governors for the membership year starting in June 2016. The petition is available on the Bar's website.

The membership will elect one at-large governor. This board seats carries a three-year term.

Nomination for Vice President (one-year term) will also be made by petition.

Members in Belknap, Carroll, Hillsborough, Strafford and Sullivan counties must nominate county governors, each for a two-year term. Hillsborough has two seats, one North and one South. County Governor nominations require 10 signatures from voting members in the particular county; officer and at-large petitions require 25 signatures.

Petitions are due March 1, 2016; election to be through online ballots sent to eligible members starting April 1. For information about serving on the Board, contact NHBA Executive Director Jeannine McCoy.

Book Signing and Talk - 1/23

Authors and UNH scholars David Moore and Andrew Smith will provide historical background and discuss their new book, The First Primary: New Hampshire’s Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations.

Saturday
Jan. 23
2 p.m.

Justice and Journalism: Tom Gjelten – 1/20

Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio’s correspondent on religion and belief and author of a recent book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, will discuss his book and how immigration is playing out as an issue in the NH primary. The event is part of the Justice & Journalism series, sponsored by the Warren B. Rudman Center and NH Public Radio. He will speak with NHPR’s Laura Knoy, and audience questions will be encouraged. Email Martha Madsen for tickets.

UNH Law
Concord
Wednesday
Jan. 20
5:30 p.m.

Bar News Seeks Tax and Estate Articles

There is still room in the February issue of Bar News for articles related to tax law. Articles are due Jan. 25.

The March issue will feature a special section on elder, estate planning and probate law. Please submit article proposals to Editor Kristen Senz by Feb. 8. Articles are due Feb. 22.

For more information, please refer to Bar News Editorial Submission Guidelines or contact the editor.

Nominate a Parent for an Unsung Hero Award

Do you know a parent who has overcome challenges to create a better home environment and family life? The deadline for nominations for Unsung Hero Awards has been extended to Friday, Jan. 15.

Poll Question

When you are not on the job, do you read the fine print on consumer contracts or terms and conditions on websites?

Yes      No      Sometimes

All poll responses are anonymous.

Suggested Reading

How Fitbit heart-rate class action intends to bust arbitration agreement
Plaintiffs’ lawyers have been engaged for years in hand-to-hand battles over arbitration clauses, in a war to prove class action waivers are unconscionable. Reuters reports that the latest try comes in a class action filed against Fitbit. Read more.

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Deal Unions a Major Setback
The New York Times reports that Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could deal a severe blow to organized labor. Read more.

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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 at www.nhbar.org 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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