February 25, 2015

In this Issue

Online registration for the 2015 Midyear Meeting: Professionalism Day - Winning With Professionalism - is closed, but limited seating for the CLEs, the luncheon or the Gender Equality Breakfast may be available on a walk-in basis.

If you are interested in attending, or are signed up already, please arrive early as more than 400 people will be attending the bulk of the day's events.

Visit www.nhbar.org for more information about the event.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), will be the featured speaker at the 2015 kickoff breakfast event for the Campaign for Legal Services.

The Campaign for Legal Services is a joint fundraising effort for the Legal Advice & Referral Center (LARC) and NH Legal Assistance (NHLA) which provide critical free legal assistance to low-income and elderly New Hampshire residents.

The breakfast event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Register for $50 at www.nh-cls.org by clicking the red "Donate" button, or call Campaign Director Celina Hurley at 206-2228.

Other speakers will include Emily Rice and Gordon MacDonald, current and past chairs of the Campaign Leadership Council, respectively.

The Lebanon Family Division is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion with Judge Edward Tenney from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, for marital practitioners only at the Circuit Court in Lebanon.

The Derry Family Division is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion with Judge Margaret-Ann Moran at noon on Friday, March 13, at the Circuit Court in Derry. Call Circuit Court Clerk Robin Pinelle at 1-855-212-1234 to RSVP.

The NH State Council on the Arts is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of the state. Make nominations online by May 1.

Do you represent students, public or private schools or colleges and universities? Don't miss this NHBA·CLE!

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9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 12
NHBA Seminar Room
2 Pillsbury St
Concord NH 03301

Learn how to best advise your clients in sexual harassment and sexual assault issues in schools. The knowledgeable panel will discuss measures schools can take to prevent sexual violence and ensure compliance with Title IX, as well as other considerations, in case an incident occurs.

This program will be available as an In-Person Program or Live Webcast.

Economics of Law The soon-to-be-released NH Bar economic survey report will be posted online and also will be the subject of articles and commentary in the March issue of Bar News.

This will be a go-to reference for Bar members. Advertising sponsors will be featured in the Bar News, the website postings and at an April 3 breakfast event being held to discuss the results.

Contact Donna Parker for advertising information.

Two courthouses suffered water damage last Thursday causing scheduling headaches in Nashua Circuit court and a full-day closure of the Belknap County Superior Court, where a pipe burst. Both courts were fully operational by Friday, according to Judicial Branch spokeswoman Carole Alfano.

Bar News is looking for a volunteer attorney to summarize NH Supreme Court slip opinions to be issued in March. We'll give you guidelines and sample summaries. Deadline is March 27. If interested, please contact Lisha Brosseau for more details.

A special section in the April issue of Bar News will include articles on new developments and practice tips in labor and employment law. We're interested in articles on the ACA and topics that cross into other practice areas. Please email Editor Kristen Senz by March 9 to discuss your topic idea. Completed drafts will be due March 23.

Building a Face, and a Case, on DNA
Investigators are increasingly able to determine the physical characteristics of crime suspects from the DNA they leave behind. Read more.

Lawmakers Review Civil Forfeiture Laws in NH
A Keene Sentinel editorial looks at the arguments for reforming state and federal laws regarding government seizure of assets of people accused but not convicted of crimes. Read more.

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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.