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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.

2018 Midyear Meeting: Democracy Under Fire

The importance of civic engagement and the rule of law in
creating sustainable communities and a democratic society.

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.

300 min. NHMCLE Credit at Historically Low Prices:
Early Bird Rates Are Available Until Jan. 25.
$125 – All Day
Includes morning AND afternoon CLEs AND the Honors & Awards Lunch. Register today.
$75 – New Lawyers – All Day
Includes morning AND afternoon CLEs AND the Honors & Awards Lunch for any attorneys who have been members for less than three years. Register today.

Find out more about meeting-related events in the items below.

Thank You to Midyear Meeting Sponsors / Exhibitors

  • AA Dority
  • ABA Retirement
  • Advanced Resources Marketing
  • Arthur Greene Consulting
  • Casemaker
  • Exchange Authority
  • Findlaw (a part of Thomson Reuters)
  • Inherited Property Solutions
  • Laurion & Associates, LLC
  • LawPay
  • NHBA Insurance Agency
  • Robson Forensic
  • Service Credit Union

Honors & Awards Luncheon

Chief Justice Dalianis



Join us to recognize and celebrate your colleagues at the Honors and Awards luncheon. Tickets are included with full program registration or $40 stand-alone.

Distinguished Service to the Public Award
Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis

Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
H. Alfred Casassa

Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award
Betsy Paine

The following Pro Bono Awards will also be presented at the luncheon (recipients to be named):
  • L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards
  • Pro Bono Rising Star Awards

Post-Meeting Cocktail Reception

The New Hampshire Bar Association & the New Hampshire Historical Society

Cordially invite you to a Cocktail Reception
Friday, February 16, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.
Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester

In celebration of The Democracy Project: Renewing History and Civics in New Hampshire Schools

Brief Remarks by Professor Robert Putnam, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard and Author of Bowling Alone, and
Elizabeth Dubrulle, Director of Education, NH Historical Society

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, with additional remarks 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

Radisson Hotel/Center of NH

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Thank You to the Sponsors of the Gender Equality Breakfast

  • Dane, Brady & Hayden, LLP
  • NH Brown Law
  • Upton & Hatfield, LLP
  • McLane Middleton, PA
  • Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC
  • McGohey Law, PLLC

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.

1/26 Webcast - Hard Cases: Making it Look Easy

In conjunction with the Professional Education Group, NHBA•CLE is presenting a webcast-only program featuring trial bar "legend" Michael E. Tigar next week.

In "Hard Cases: Making it Look Easy," Michael will share his experience and skill to illuminate the tactics and strategies that he uses in his cases today.

Find out more or register online.

Jan. 26

Live Webcast

1:15 - 4:30 p.m.

150 NHMCLE General & 30 Ethics/Prof. Minutes

Strafford County Veteran and others awaiting assistance

Veteran in Strafford County needs help dealing with her mortgage company regarding their payment of her property taxes.

Uninsured motorist in Manchester found at fault in motor vehicle accident. She would like advice about her options and help negotiating with the insurance company.

Manchester widow would like an attorney to prepare a quit-claim deed as well as give advice on a Medicaid lien.

For information about these cases, please contact Carolann.

Suggested Reading

NH House Bill Would Bar Salary History Question
NH Business Review roport that employers would be prohibited from asking job applicants how much they previously earned under this measure. Read more.

A New Type of Drug Court
A new type of drug court in Georgia aims to help people before they get into enough trouble to qualify for other courts. Read more at

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

NHBA Insurance Agency
You Protect Your Clients and We Protect You. Exclusively Serving Association Members. Suzanne Morand, AIA, CIC, Senior Account Executive (866) 642-2292,

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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