NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Strafford County Criminal Law Brown Bag – 4/1

Strafford County Superior Court is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion for prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, in courtroom one. Judge Houran and Judge Howard will be in attendance.

The focus of the meeting is three-fold: introducing Judge Howard; discussing questions/concerns regarding the rules of criminal procedure that took effect in Strafford County Jan. 1; and discussing questions/concerns regarding Felonies First, which also went into effect Jan. 1.

Please RSVP to Clerk Kimberly Myers by March 28.

April 1
Noon - 1 p.m.

Bar News Seeks Real Property Articles – 4/11

The May issue of Bar News will feature a special section on real property law. Articles should be informative, interesting and accessible to a general legal audience. Length guideline is 800-1,000 words. Please send article proposals to Editor Kristen Senz by April 11. Drafts will be due April 25.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Hillsborough South landlord/tenant matter. Client and her adult son are facing eviction from apartment. The landlord would like to repurpose the property; the client would like to try to negotiate to remain in the unit until late spring. Contact Janice.

Hillsborough North child support. Young, unemployed homeless man referred to Pro Bono by his caseworker must appear in 6th Circuit Family Division in Hillsborough in early April for a child support hearing. He would also like advice on establishing parenting time with child. Contact Carolann.

Special NHBA Membership Meeting – 3/11

The NH Bar Association will hold a special business meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at the NH Bar Center, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and vote on proposed changes to the NH Bar Association Constitution and Bylaws. Full text of the amendments.

Bar Center
March 11
3 p.m.

License Renewal Online

The process for paying Bar Association dues and Court fees, certifying trust account compliance and reporting NHMCLE credits is going fully online this year. Look for the 3-1-1 license plate for more information about the upcoming changes.

The various rules, processes and deadlines are being consolidated and a new, personalized set of pages on the Bar Association website – the Member Dashboard – will provide members with a single place to check and verify their compliance.

Find out all about it, invite your administrative staff to attend, at a free Attorney License Renewal Workshop from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7 at the NH Bar Center, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH.

Register by contacting Cheryl Moore at (603) 715-3260.

Bar Center
(lower-level seminar room)
April 7
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

NHBA Board Election – 4/1

Judge Cassavechia

Electronic voting for the NH Bar Association Board of Governors election will take place starting at midnight, EST, on April 1, 2016. All Active members are eligible to vote. To ensure members receive ballot information electronically, they should make sure the email address the Bar Association has on file is accurate. Please contact Susan Lakeway to update member information no later than March 18.

Email ballots, with links to candidate statements and biographies, will be sent starting April 1. There are no contested races this year.

Members eligible to vote in the Board election, without 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.

Social Security Disability CLE Video Replay – 3/18

An in-person video replay of the Social Security Disability Essentials CLE seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the NHBA Seminar Room at the NH Bar Center, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH.

300 NHMCLE General & 60 Ethics Professionalism Minutes

This program (originally held May 13, 2015) will cover Social Security Disability; representation when benefits are denied; post-decision issues, including attorney’s fees and trusts; and ethical issues specific to representation before the Social Security Administration.

A minimum of 10 registrants is needed for NHBA CLE Video Replays. Learn more or register.

March 18
9 a.m. -
4 p.m.
300 NHMCLE General & 60 Ethics/ Professionalism Minutes

A Lawyer & Judge in Every School Day – May 6

Law Day

Raise awareness about the legal profession and our system of justice by connecting with a school and arranging to make a short presentation to students in observance of Law Day on May 6.

Visit the Law Day page on the Bar's website for ready-made materials and ideas. To find out whether a school in your area has already requested a visit, or for more information about how to get involved, please contact Robin E. Knippers.

Question of the Week

Do you accept credit card payments from clients?

Yes             No

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Does your paralegal or key staff person get the credit he or she deserves?

Suggested Reading

Judge: Facebook Post Could Violate Protection Order
The New York Law Journal reports that judge has ruled that tagging someone in a Facebook post—and the subsequent notification that it generates— is enough to constitute a violation of a restraining order. Read more.

Forget Apple's fight with the FBI
The Guardian reports that our privacy catastrophe has only just begun. 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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