January 14, 2015

In this Issue

The NH Women's Bar Association invites NH bar members to attend the Annual Post-Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, at UnWine'd, 865 Second St., Manchester. Appetizers will be provided. The full menu and cash bar will also be available.

This year, there will be a gift swap at the party. Participation is strictly voluntary, but if you would like to join the fun, please bring a small wrapped gift ($10 limit) to swap.

To RSVP for the Post-Holiday Party, contact NHWBA Executive Director Gretchen Pyles.

Did you miss the October 2014 seminar? There are still seats left at the last two video replays of NHBA·CLE's most popular annual CLE. The program will run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Best Western in Keene
Friday, Feb. 6 in the NHBA Seminar Room in Concord
Learn more or register today.

When:Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Reception: 4 - 5 p.m.; Program: 5 - 6 p.m.
Where:The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, NH

The Campaign for Legal Services in collaboration with the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy is pleased to welcome Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy.

Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard Law School grad who has devoted many years to death sentence cases in the South. His book is powerful and disturbing.

Advanced registration is required. Capacity is limited and based on a first come, first served basis. No cost to attend but donations to the Campaign are encouraged. For more information or to register, please contact the Campaign for Legal Services at churley@nhla.org or (603) 206-2228.

The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for positions on the NHBA Board of Governors for the membership year starting in June 2015. The petition is available on the Bar's website.

The membership will elect four at-large governors, including one from the public/public interest sector, and one representing out-of-state members. These board seats carry three-year terms.

Nominations for Vice President (one-year term), Secretary, and Treasurer (three-year terms) will also be made by petition.

Members in Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack and Rockingham counties must nominate county governors, each for a two-year term. 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, 2015; 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.

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has an opening for a full-time Circuit CJA Case Budgeting Attorney based at the federal court in Concord and/or the Circuit Executive's Office at the federal court in Boston, Mass. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by Jan. 30.

Special pricing for a full-day of CLEs plus the Honors & Awards luncheon at the Midyear Meeting is effective until Jan. 27.

Our Professionalism Day CLEs will look at mastery of communication skills with clients and decision-makers in the morning; the afternoon program combines entertainment with ethics, touching on conflict of interest issues and the lure and perils of social media.

Early bird pricing ends 1/27.

Register online or use the registration form.

Alumni from several law schools, including Harvard, Northeastern and UVA, are planning reunion dinners to coincide with the NH Bar Association Midyear Meeting on Friday, Feb. 27. To find out more about your classmates' plans or to coordinate a dinner for alumni of your law school, contact Kate Bruchacova at (603) 715-3213.

Alumni of American University's Washington College of Law will meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Fratello's in Manchester. To RSVP, please contact Katie Kiernan Marble.

The Harvard Law School Alumni dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Fratello's in Manchester. To RSVP, please contact Deborah Schachter.

A free symposium at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at St. Anselm College will address federal campaign finance reform and some of the implications for the political system and health of our democracy.

Money, Democracy, and the Constitution II: Campaign Finance and Election Law is sponsored by Constitutionally Speaking, a collaboration of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at UNH Law School, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences at Dartmouth, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

This event is free but registration is required. Please register online.

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SCOTUS Clerk to Full-time Father
The Atlantic publishes reflections from Ryan Park, who went from law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to stay-at-home dad, a choice he embraced but some colleagues found baffling. Read more.

The Willie Bosket Case
From The Marshall Project: How children became adults in the eyes of the law. 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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