February 4, 2015

In this Issue


In response to a high number of comments on a proposed rule change that would restrict post-conviction representation for parents in child abuse and neglect cases, the NH Supreme Court has scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Supreme Court building in Concord.

See the court order for more information.



Give back to the community by donating just two hours of your time, from 6-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Answer legal questions from the public from a central location or remotely. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Lisha Brosseau.



The March issue of Bar News will feature articles related to elder law and estate planning.

Do you have an idea for a timely and short (1,000 words max.) article of interest to a general legal audience? Commentaries also considered. For more information, please read the submission guidelines.

Contact Editor Kristen Senz by Feb. 9. Completed articles are due Feb. 23.



The first annual David Broder Award and Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Rudman Center at UNH Law. Broder was a Washington Post political correspondent for more than 40 years. His colleague, Dan Balz, is the award recipient. Post columnist EJ Dionne will also participate in this inaugural ceremony, along with members of the Broder family.

To register or for more information, call 513-1118 or email Idell.Champagne@law.unh.edu.



Do you or does one of your colleagues have a compelling life outside the law? Or an unusual niche practice? Please let us know if you have suggestions for the "Practitioner Profile" feature in Bar News. Contact Editor Kristen Senz.



SOLACE encourages members of the New Hampshire legal community to donate blood to the American Red Cross in honor of attorney William E. Brennan, who is recovering from a serious and rare blood disorder called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). TTP is a disorder where blood clots form in small vessels of the body blocking oxygen-rich blood to organs.

A special blood drive will be held at the American Red Cross between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb 20, at the Red Cross Donation Center, 425 Reservoir Ave., Manchester.

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Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied
Jed Rakoff looks at deferred prosecutions in his review of Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations in the New York Review of Books. Read more.

Rockingham County Wrestles with Drug Court Funding
NHPR reports on the county's drug court funding challenges now that the federal grant is gone. Read more.

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