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Board of Governors Election Notice

Electronic voting for the NHBA Board Election will start 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 address, please contact Susan Lakeway by Friday, March 17.

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

Marijuana Law Learn@Lunch Webcast - 3/7

The medical marijuana law in NH that passed in June 2013 has recently gone into effect.

Since it remains an illegal Schedule I drug under federal law, this webcast will discuss an employer’s options for dealing with employee use of medical marijuana and accommodation, as well as a discussion of workers’ compensation and insurance coverage issues. No in-person attendance. Learn More or Register here.

March 7
Noon -
1:00 p.m.
60 NHMCLE General Minutes (including
20 Ethics Minutes)

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Landlord/Tenant matter. Single disabled woman facing eviction would like to stay in her rental unit. Hearing scheduled for February 28, 2017, Manchester District Court. Please contact Janice.

Federal tax issue. Recently-divorced client faces a joint, federal income tax liability which she cannot pay. She is in currently uncollectible status and needs help to submit an offer-in-compromise. Please contact Barbara.

Registration Still Open

Registration is still open for the 2017 Midyear Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester on Friday, March 10.

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. Learn more about the speakers and programming here.


Portsmouth Family Court Brown Bag Lunch

There will be a brown bag luncheon at the 10th Circuit Court in Portsmouth on Friday, March 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. for all those who are interested in marital matters. Judge Pendleton and Clerk Diane Caron will be present to discuss a number of topics related to marital cases. Case Manager Elizabeth Keelty and Deputy Clerk Marcia Chin will also be in attendance

RSVP Clerk Caron or Deputy Clerk Chin with any specific topics you would like to raise or have addressed, and remember to bring your lunch.

March 24
Noon -
1:00 p.m.

Comment Period on Rule Changes

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules has reported proposed rule amendments to the New Hampshire Supreme Court with a recommendation that they be adopted. Members of the bench, bar, legislature, executive branch or public may file comments on the proposals between now and March 30 to  The proposed rule amendments relate to:
  • Supreme Court Rules. Attorney Discipline - Summary Suspension
  • Supreme Court Rules. Attorney Discipline - Permissive Vertical Prosecution
  • Superior Court Civil Rules
  • Superior Court Rules. Administrative Orders
  • New Hampshire Rules of Evidence - Update

A copy of the court's order requesting comment can be found here.

A copy of the Wednesday, Feb. 1 Advisory Committee on Rules Report, which contains the language of the proposed rules changes and background regarding the proposals, is available here.

Suggested Reading

Exoneree makes his first appearance in court as a defense lawyer
Ten years after Jarrett Adams was released from prison for a rape he didn’t commit, the newly minted lawyer was in court this week representing another prisoner in similar straits. Read more at ABA

Local Police Departments Invest In Cell Phone Spy Tools
With few laws governing what police can collect and store, privacy advocates are alarmed. Read/listen at

Over-50 Lawyers & Legal Staff - Raw Realities of Aging,
Law and More reports on finding new job opportunities as you age. 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 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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