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Last Chance for Early Bird Price – 2/17


The Early Bird pricing deadline is Friday, Feb. 17. REGISTER today to attend the full day of programming, including the Honors and Awards Luncheon for just $125 and save a full 35% off the regular full program rate.

This year’s meeting will focus on the intersections of science and the law and will feature presentations by scientists and researchers whose groundbreaking work in forensic technology, implicit bias and the connections between trauma and genetics have direct implications for law practice. Don’t miss two thought-provoking CLE programs and the chance to reconnect with colleagues from across the state.

Member Update for Board of Governors Election

Electronic voting for NH Bar Association Board Election will take place starting at midnight, EST, on Saturday, April 1. All Active members are eligible to vote. To ensure you receive your ballot information electronically, please be sure the email address we have on file for you is accurate. If you need to update your email; please contact Susan Lakeway by Friday, March 17.

Members eligible to vote in the Board election who do not have an email address on file with the Bar Association will receive a letter containing instructions on how to vote electronically or, if preferred, how to receive a paper ballot.

2017 Annual Meeting Award Nominations Sought

The NH Bar Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system and the Association.

Please note the reasons for your nomination, either with the name of the nominee, or to be submitted soon after you have submitted a nominee's name. Your inspiration for making the nomination - why you think a particular individual is especially deserving of the recognition intended by a particular award - will be of great importance as the nominees are considered. Click here to see a full list of award descriptions and past recipients.

Nominations are sought for the following awards:

  • Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism
  • Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award
  • E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

Please send nominations to Lisa.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Client needs help finalizing divorce. Divorce case filed in Derry Family Division. Parties have mediated parenting plan and child support order. Remaining issues for final hearing are financial. For more information, please contact Janice.

Urgent Eviction Assistance Needed. Client with disabilities would like to stay in current apartment. Eviction notice served Feb. 3, with a return date of Feb. 13. Case will be heard in Manchester District Division. Please contact Carolann for details.

FROM THE COURT

Federal Court Call Scam

The US District Court for the District of NH alerted the NH Bar Association to a scam in which people around the country are receiving telephone calls that appear to be from the federal courthouse in Concord. The court's main phone number, (603) 225-1423, appears as the caller ID.

The calls seem aimed at obtaining personal and financial information. Some messages left by these calls include the threat of a lawsuit. These calls are not coming from the federal court.

Anyone who receives one of these calls should report it to the US Marshal's Office for the District of New Hampshire by calling (603) 225-1632. Questions about pending actions may be directed to the court.

Rockingham Superior Court Criminal Brown Bag – 2/17/17

There will be a brown bag lunch discussion at Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 for criminal court practitioners. Judge Tina Nadeau will be present to discuss ongoing developments in Drug Court and Felonies First. Law Enforcement Officers from other jurisdictions who have dealt with Felonies First will be present as well. All are strongly encouraged to attend.

Friday
Feb. 17
12:15 p.m -
1:15 p.m.
OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

Judicial Council Requests for Proposals – 3/31

The State of New Hampshire, through the Judicial Council, is soliciting bids for statewide public defender services and guardian ad litem services.

Pursuant to RSA 604-B and related statutes, proposals for public defender services should be submitted by bidders interested in, and capable of, providing indigent criminal-defense representation in the Circuit and Superior Courts, in addition to handling delinquencies in the Family Court, appellate cases in the Supreme Court, capital murder litigation and the defense of alleged sexually-violent predators in involuntary civil commitment proceedings. Bids for guardian ad litem services are sought pursuant to RSA 169-C:10; RSA 169-C:24-a; RSA 170-C; appeals under RSA 169-C:28 and Supreme Court appeals from cases arising under these statutes. 

The Request for Proposals document may be obtained at www.nh.gov/judicialcouncil or by contacting Judicial Council Executive Director Sarah Blodgett, (603) 271-3592. Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m., Friday, March 31.

For complete RFP, please see this notice.

Suggested Reading

Is it Possible to Teach a Computer How to Spot Serial Killers?
Bloomberg Businessweek reports on software that will use previously unused data to identify trends in unsolved murders. Read more.

The Makeover of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System
The state examined resources, opportunities, services and supports that promote better behavior. Read more at NationSwell.com.

Effective Tactics to Increase Law Firm Profitability
ModernSolo.com offers some tips to increase the profits of your practice. Read more.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Perspective That Comes with Motherhood
In a short, animated video interview, the Supreme Court justice describes her early career. View at TheAtlantic.com.

 

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 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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