NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Letter from the Chief

NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis has written a letter to all NH Bar members about the new process for license renewal.

Don’t miss the free workshop and demo of the process at the NH Bar Center on Thursday, April 7. Register with Cheryl Moore, 603-715-3260, to reserve your seat.

Stay in Touch! Update Your Contact Info

If your firm, home or email address has recently changed, please complete the Address Change Form and submit to Susan Lakeway immediately to update our member records so you will receive important correspondence from your bar association.

Updating members' contact information is especially important this year, as we convert this year’s annual license renewal to an entirely online process with consolidated deadlines. Learn more.

Superior Court Judicial Assignments

Find which judge will hear your case during the second quarter of 2016 with this Judicial Assignments chart from the NH Superior Court.

Interviews with Midyear Meeting Panelists

Bar News sat down for an interview with John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, to discuss the future of law and the company’s plans to integrate lawyers into their business model. In a separate video, William Hubbard, immediate past president of the ABA, and Andrew Perlman, dean of Suffolk University Law School, talk about the future roles of law schools and bar associations.

Do you have comments? Send them to the editor at news@nhbar.org.

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.

Mac Users Out There?

Quinn Colgan, an Upper Valley attorney, is interested in connecting with other attorneys who rely on Apple computers in their offices. He would like to set up an ongoing dialogue with other Mac-using attorneys. Contact him by email.

Strafford County Criminal Law Brown Bag – 4/1

Judge Garfunkel

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.

URGENT NEED: Volunteer to Host Lawline - 4/13

A team of three or more attorneys is needed to take telephone calls to answer legal questions from the public from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Attorneys hosting Lawline can take calls from a central office, from the NH Bar Center, or from remote locations. For more information or to sign up, please contact Jacqueline Geddes at (603) 715-3236.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Disabled vet would like to file for divorce. Case will be in Jaffrey Family Division. One child of the marriage, no joint property. Please contact Carolann.

Criminal annulment. Client seeking to improve employment prospects would like to annul criminal record charges from the 1980s and 1990s. Case involves four different courts. Through a justice grant awarded by the NH Bar Foundation as beneficiary of the Charles W. Dean Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, Pro Bono can pay any court or agency fees that are not waived. Please contact Margaret.


Question of the Week

Do you use Twitter?

Yes, I love Twitter.
Yes, I post occasionally.
What’s Twitter?
No, because I don’t understand it.
No, because it’s useless.

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Which of the following do you engage in the most as a method for managing stress?

Suggested Reading

After Case Annulled, Privacy and Right to Know in Conflict
The Valley News reports on a documentary filmmaker’s attempts to access records in a high-profile case. Read more.

50 Lawyers You Should Follow on Twitter
In honor of Twitter’s 10th anniversary this week, here’s a list of must-follow Twitter accounts in the legal space. 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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