March 11, 2015

In this Issue

Many of the NHBA's 22 sections will hold officer elections at meetings between March and May. Are you a Section member? Would you like to get more involved in your Section and, at the same time, develop one of the most valuable skills needed today... leadership?

Look for nomination and election information on your Section's next meeting notice. Positions include chair, vice chair, and clerk, and the term of office is June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016.

For information on the duties and responsibilities of a Section officer, contact one of your current Section officers or the Sections Coordinator.

Bill McGraw
Bill McGraw

The Merrimack County Bar Association invites NH Bar members to a reception honoring retiring Merrimack County Superior Court Clerk Bill McGraw from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

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.

Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone
Hon. Johnstone
The NHBA Labor & Employment Law Section will host a reception in honor of US District Court Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April 10, in the NH Bar Center Pillsbury Room (Lower Level) in Concord. All labor and employment law attorneys, colleagues and friends of Johnstone are invited to attend. Hors d'oeuvres and wine provided. No cost to attend, but RSVPs must be received by April 7. Contact Patty Frechette.

Note: This event immediately follows the Bar's 14th Annual Labor & Employment Law CLE, which will also be held at the Bar Center.

Learn how to enter a Non-NH Bar CLE on the NHMCLE webpage.
  1. Watch the 3-minute video, "ART-New Entry"
  2. Log into ART at; go to the "New Entry" page;
  3. Enter Non-NH Bar courses taken on/after July 1, 2014;
  4. View Non-NH Bar & NH Bar Course entries on the "My Record" page;
  5. Monitor your progress toward the June 30, 2015 Rule 53 deadline.

In case you missed these programs in September, join us in the NHBA Seminar Room next week for:

Basic Family Law
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18
360 NHMCLE minutes, including 60 ethics minutes

Keeping Legal with the Director of Charitable Trusts at the Office of the Attorney General
9-11 a.m.
Friday, March 20
120 NHMCLE minutes, including 30 ethics minutes

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Inclement Weather Notice

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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.