January 28, 2015

In this Issue


Our early bird was delayed a little by Tuesday's storm. We are extending the opportunity to pay the lowest prices for our CLEs at the Midyear Meeting.

Pay only $100 for two CLEs plus Honors & Awards lunch, or $50 if you are a new lawyer. Or select just one CLE and lunch for $50. Earn NHMCLE credit with lively, timely programs, renew acquaintances or make new contacts at the Bar Association's largest meeting of the year. Register online. For these prices, sign up no later than this Friday, Jan. 30.

Find out more about the CLEs - "Professional Relationship Mastery" with Cynthia Sharp, and in the afternoon, "Ouch! The Ethical Thicket of Social Media for Lawyers" and "Conflict? What Conflict?" a two-part ethics CLE with Michael Rubin, whose presentation is original and just plain funny.

Use the fillable registration form if you want to sign up for the luncheon only or to add the Gender Equality Breakfast. (Guest speaker - Lucy Hodder; Hollman award winner - Jaye Rancourt.)



Due to the blizzard, the NHBA CLE live webcast on the ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience) is RESCHEDULED to 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Bar members who registered for the Jan. 28 program are automatically registered for the new date. Any other Bar member not previously registered for the program can still sign up. Find further program details and registration information.

Questions? Contact NHBA Registrar Cheryl Moore by email or phone, (603) 715-3260.



null The federal court has been upgrading its courtroom technology and will be hosting brown bag lunches in late February and early March where court personnel will demo the new technology, outline best practices for using it, and allow attendees to test the new system using their own laptops/tablets.

The sessions will be held at noon on Wednesdays, Feb. 25, March 4, and March 11, at the federal courthouse.

Preregistration is not required. View training dates and more details.



The NHBA New Lawyers Committee is hosting a social gathering from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Draft Sports Bar and Grill, 67 South Main St., Concord. This is a great networking opportunity for those either new to the practice of law and/or new to the area and interested in meeting other young professionals. Please join us at 5:30 p.m. or whenever you get out of work. The committee will provide appetizers.

Please RSVP to Rosemarie Atwood or Lindsey Gray. Please forward this info to anyone who might be interested in attending.



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.

Or visit NHBA Classifieds. A number of attorney, paralegal and other available positions have been added since this week's Bar News was published. Check them out now.



Alumni from several law schools are planning reunion dinners to coincide with the NHBA 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, 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, contact Deborah Schachter.

The University of Virginia's School of Law alumni will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The location has not yet been determined. For more information or to RSVP, contact Bret Gifford.



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. (This is a public education event, not sponsored by the NHBA and not offered for the purpose of granting NHMCLE credit.)



Addressing the Pain Points of PACER
Attorneys develop an app that saves on user fees and optimizes usefulness of PACER. Read more.

No 'Smokey' Alerts Allowed?
Waze, Google's app bringing together traffic info and user-generated alerts, is also posting notifications of police cars tracking speeders. Some police departments are saying such alerts should be banned so officers aren't targeted for ambush. 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.



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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.