March 25, 2015

In this Issue

Take a look at the new Superior Court judicial assignments chart to find out which judge will hear your case during the second quarter of 2015.

In collaboration with the NH Bar Association, Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, an initiative of IAALS, is doing a study on the skills, characteristics, and competencies that the legal profession requires of new lawyers. This is the same organization that recently issued a report on the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at UNH Law, and found those students to be Ahead of the Curve.

The new study is part of the national Foundations for Practice project, an effort to determine what skills law graduates need to launch successful careers in the legal profession, create models of legal education to better fulfill those needs, and identify tools legal employers can use to make better hiring decisions.

The views of NH Bar Association members are essential to this study. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey and contribute your expertise to this important endeavor.

The NHBA Board election takes place via online ballots to be sent out April 1 (for a two-week voting period.) The March issue of NH Bar News lists the full slate of candidates. Complete profiles and statements will be posted with the ballots.

Because the NHBA Board of Governors ballot is sent as a bulk email message from ElectionsOnline, it may end up in your email application's spam filter. To ensure that you receive your ballot, please ask your IT personnel to whitelist If you are your own IT department, please consult these whitelisting instructions (certify senders' addresses as valid) for various email applications such as Comcast, Yahoo and Apple.

The NH Supreme Court has been asked by the NH House for an opinion of the justices on the constitutionality of HB112, an act relative to domicile for voting purposes.

A copy of the House's request and of HB 112 can be found under Frequently Requested Cases on the New Hampshire Judicial Branch website.

Any person or organization may file a memorandum on the questions raised in the House's request by noon Monday, March 30. An original and eight copies of any memorandum must be filed with the Supreme Court Clerk, 1 Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

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.

Will you consider visiting a New Hampshire school in celebration of Law Day on Friday, May 8? There are several ways you can help educate NH students while increasing awareness about the role of attorneys and judges in the community.

Choose from a variety of programs and materials, or present When Love Hurts, a self-contained curriculum that teaches students in grades 8-12 the rights, responsibilities and realities surrounding teen dating violence and where to turn for help. It's easy to sign up online to be matched with a school. For attorneys who plan their own school visits, please report them online.

Visit the Law Day page on the Bar's website to learn more about how you can help achieve the goal of A Lawyer & Judge in Every School, or contact LRE Coordinator Robin E. Knippers.

Rule 53.1C states that the NHMCLE year runs from July 1 to June 30.

The 2015 NHMCLE year ends June 30, 2015. Activate your ART account and complete all Rule 53 requirements by June 30, 2015.

The May issue of Bar News will feature a special section on real property law. Do you have a timely or compelling article idea? Email your proposal to Bar News Editor Kristen Senz by April 13. Drafts should be 800-1,000 words and will be due April 27.

For special bar member rates for ads in the section, please contact Donna Parker.

The 2015 Child Support Guidelines (effective April 1, 2015) are now posted on the Bar's website.

ACLU Lawsuit Seeks Data on TSA Program
Behavior detection officers at airports would look for suspicious micro-expressions. Read more.

The Good Prosecutor
Commentary from Politico on the role of the prosecutor. Read more.

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