NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

CM/ECF Offline – 2/13-14

The federal court’s CM/ECF Electronic Filing System and PACER will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Keene eviction. After a break-down of the tenant/landlord relationship, client would like help negotiating an advantageous settlement with landlord and time to find a new place. Contact Carolann.

Claremont eviction. Couple have been timely on rent and have proof of payment, but have received an eviction notice for nonpayment. They would like an attorney to negotiate for them or defeat eviction. Contact Carolann.

Bar News Seeks Labor & Employment Law Articles

The April issue of Bar News will feature a special section on labor & employment law. Please submit article proposals to Editor Kristen Senz by March 14. Articles are due March 28.

Coming up: Special sections on Real Property Law in May and Municipal, Government and Intellectual Property Law in June.

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

Legislation Watch Up and Running

Due to a software change at the General Court, the NHBA Legislation Watch website required some updating, which is now complete. NH Bar members can access Legislation Watch via the NHBA website. The site tracks pending legislation on which the NHBA Legislation Committee and the Board of Governors have taken a position or offered additional information to the Legislature. For questions about Legislation Watch, please contact Debbie Hawkins.

NHDRA One-Time Tax Amnesty Program – 2/15

Attorneys should be aware of this special opportunity for clients and other New Hampshire taxpayers to pay outstanding taxes without penalties and with half the accrued interest.

The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) Tax Amnesty Program is open to any individual or business, but only two weeks remain to participate, as the deadline is Feb. 15.

To take advantage of the DRA Tax Amnesty Program, taxpayers must file required outstanding tax returns and pay all unpaid taxes and 50% of applicable interest by Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. An online interest calculator is available on the DRA website.

Preservation Awards Nominations – 3/11

To honor outstanding work in its field, the NH Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March 11.

Applications are available at www.nhpreservation.org for construction projects or education, planning or advocacy initiatives. The awards will be presented in Concord on May 10 at the Concord City Auditorium.

Contact Preservation Alliance’s Executive Director Jennifer Goodman, 603-224-2281, with any questions.

SOLACE Standing By to Help

SOLACE stands for Support Of Lawyers/Legal Personnel All Concern Encouraged and is a mutual self-help network maintained by members of the NH Bar Association. Whenever you learn of a lawyer, judge, courthouse or law firm employee or family member who has suffered a loss, illness or injury and has an unmet need, let us know by completing and emailing the SOLACE request form and we will distribute the request through an e-mail to all participating lawyers in the Bar Association.

This is not a listserv for public service announcements nor a prayer list. It is also not a cash fundraiser nor an employment recruiting tool. It serves immediate needs that have arisen as a result of a crisis in a colleague’s life.

SOLACE request form.

Question of the Week

Will you miss the attention of the NH primary?

Yes             No

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

If you had to do it all over, would you go to law school? 54% of the 190 responders answered "No."

Suggested Reading

Get Found!
Six Hot Search Tips for 2016 from AttorneyAtWork.com.

Can a Bar Grievance Provide Relief Against a Law Blogger When Defamation Law Will Not?
From Public Citizen's Consumer Law & Policy blog.

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.

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