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Race for Justice 5K – 6/24

Mark your calendars for the first annual Race for Justice 5K, which will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield, NH. The race is being organized in connection with the NH Bar Association Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 23-24 at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield.

Help raise awareness and funds for the DOVE Project, which is celebrating 25 years of providing victims of domestic violence with emergency legal help.

Learn more or download a printable flyer.

A Lawyer & Judge in Every School Day – 5/5

In observance of Law Day, attorneys and judges are encouraged to visit New Hampshire classrooms Friday, May 5. The theme for Law Day 2017 is The Fourteenth Amendment – Transforming American Democracy.

The NH Bar Association Law Related Education Law Day web page contains resources for topics for all grade levels, including information on the ABA theme, the Fourteenth Amendment.

Fill out this web form to be matched with a school, or contact Robin E. Knippers for more information.

16th Annual Labor and Employment CLE – 4/7

This fast-paced, advanced program is designed as an update for attorneys with knowledge of labor, employment and benefits law. With the new administration in place, this year’s program will also address significant changes in direction of the new administration and how those changes will impact the workplace.

This program was moved to a larger venue last year to accommodate high demand.

No webcast option for this program. Learn more or register.

April 7
9:00 -
4:30 p.m.
360 Live NHMCLE Minutes including 60 Ethics/Prof. Minutes

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Filed parenting issue in Hooksett Family Division. Permanent restraining order against other party in place, with supervised visitation ordered. Temporary hearing in May. Client has been waiting many months for Pro Bono assistance. If you can help, please contact Kerstin.

Eviction defense/negotiation needed. Family of six facing eviction. A landlord/tenant writ has been filed in Manchester District Court, return date of March 27 return date. If you can help, please contact Barbara.

Tax cases in need of referral. The Low-Income Taxpayer Project has several cases available for referral now – audit reconsiderations, offers in compromise, and innocent spouse relief. If you can help, please contact Barbara.


Final Deadline for Rule-Change Comments – 3/30

The NH Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules has reported a number of proposed rule amendments to the NH Supreme Court, including changes that impact Attorney Discipline Office process and procedure, rules of evidence and Superior Court Civil Rules.

The NH Supreme Court invites members of the bench, bar, legislature, executive branch or public to file comments on any of the proposed rule amendments with the Supreme Court clerk by Thursday, March 30, or by email at

The proposed changes can be found in the committee’s Feb. 1 report to the NH Supreme Court.

E-Filing Coming to Estates – 5/23

New estates must be e-filed starting May 23 in Brentwood, Concord, Dover and Laconia, and starting June 14 in Haverhill, Keene, Lancaster, Nashua, Newport and Ossipee. 

How will this impact your practice? Read what Judge King has to say about the changes in Bar News. Read more about practice changes.  

Click here for a listing of estate/e-filing training opportunities for lawyers, law firms and DHHS filers. Register now for the CLE on May 3 at the NH Bar Center, or attend via webcast.

Already e-filing? Build your skills and confidence. The NH Judicial Branch hosts e-Filing Demo & Tip Sessions at the NH Bar Center (third floor). Please email Kim Brackett for more information.

Portsmouth Brown Bag – 3/24

A brown bag lunch discussion for Portsmouth family and marital practitioners is scheduled for noon – 1 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Portsmouth courthouse. The following people will attend: Judge John Pendleton, Court Clerk Diane Caron, Deputy Clerk Marcia Chin and case manager Liz Keelty. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Caron or Chin by March 22.


UNH Law Event Honoring Justice Conboy – 4/13

Join the UNH School of Law for the UNH Law Alumni and Friends Dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017, held this year in celebration of the distinguished career of New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy ’78, who will be retiring in June.

The event will be held at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave. in Concord. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m. Cost is $65 per person; corporate tables available at $650. To RSVP, please visit

Suggested Reading

AI Not Replacing Lawyers, Yet
The New York Times offers this report on topics addressed at last year’s NHBA Annual Meeting.

Confirmation Hearings: Live Blog
Keep up with the Gorsuch confirmation hearings with this live blog from ABA Journal. 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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