April 1, 2015

In this Issue


Your opinion matters. If you haven't taken the survey from Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers on the Foundations for Practice, please do so by April 10.

The future of the profession is integrally tied to our law schools, and your perspectives on what law graduates need to launch successful careers is critical. You will find the survey online.

*If you prefer a paper version of the survey, please send a request along with your mailing address to kevin.keyes@du.edu.



Economics of Law Offering a more in-depth look at the results of the NH Bar Association Economics of Law Practice Survey, a series of reports have been posted on the association's website.

Registration for the breakfast and survey discussion Friday, April 3, at the Bar Center is now closed, but you can watch live by signing up for the webcast.

Check out the Bar News supplement for an overview of the survey results.



The NH Bar Association New Lawyers Committee is hosting a social event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Peddler's Daughter at 48 Main St., Nashua. Arrive at 5:30 or whenever you get out of work. The committee will provide appetizers but will not purchase alcohol. Please RSVP to Rosemarie Atwood.



The US District Court for the District of New Hampshire will soon begin its annual review of the local rules for proposed revisions to become effective Dec. 1, 2015.

The court is seeking input from the bar. Should you have any suggestions for revisions, requests for clarification, or other matters you wish to be considered, please send them to Pamela Phelan, Chief Deputy Clerk, by April 10 via email or US mail at: US District Court for the District of NH, US District Court, District of New Hampshire, 55 Pleasant Street, Room 110, Concord, NH 03301.



The Attorney General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is asking people with experience in child abuse and neglect cases to fill out this anonymous survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete, by Wednesday, April 8. The goal of this survey is to gather information on investigative, administrative and judicial processes related to child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse/exploitation.

The Task Force is interested in the processes that directly impact child victims and how these processes may minimize or worsen their trauma. This survey is specifically focused on: 1) New Hampshire laws 2) policies and procedures and 3) training.



The NH Women's Bar Association and the Women's Law Student Association at UNH School of Law invite bar members to a panel discussion with past Marilla Ricker Award recipients at UNH Law from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7.

Panelists include NH Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, NH Mediator Carol Hess, LARC Executive Director Connie Rakowsky, Professor Lucy Hodder and Professor Emerita Ellen Musinsky. NH Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy, also a past Ricker Award recipient, will moderate the discussion. To RSVP for this event, please email Gretchen Pyles by April 3.

The NHWBA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ricker Award from now until June 12.



If you made an error in ART when entering a CLE, simply email the NHMCLE office to adjust the error by providing the error details and the correct information.



John Safford
John Safford
A reception honoring retiring Hillsborough County North Superior Court Clerk John Safford has been scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by sending name and email address along with a check made payable to Manchester Bar Association to: Jonathan M. Eck, Devine, Millimet & Branch, 111 Amherst St., Manchester, NH 03101



The US District Court for the District of New Hampshire has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent administrative deputy clerk. Responsibilities include legal research and writing, assisting with juries, assembling and analyzing court statistics, developing new court processes and rules, and serving as a backup to the financial administrator.

A law degree is required. Starting salary range is $46,619 to $60,212, depending on experience, with promotion potential.



New Hampshire is currently the only state in New England that still imposes the death penalty. The purpose of this panel is to provide a fair and balanced discussion about this controversial and timely issue. The panel and audience questions will be moderated by UNH Law Professor John Greabe. Panelists include Andru Volinsky, State Rep. Robert Cushing, Sen. Lou D'Allesandro and Charles Douglas III.

This event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the law school with a reception to follow. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP.



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.



The Bar's Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system and the association.

Please be sure to note the reasons for your nomination, either with the name of the nominee, or to be submitted soon after you have submitted a nominee's name.

Nominations are sought by April 30 for the Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism, the Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award, and the E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism.



Employers Need Insider Threat Detection Despite Privacy Risks, Consultants Say
Bloomberg Law reports on the movement by employers to protect against threats from inside. Read more.

Supreme Court Questions Involuntary Human GPS Monitoring
Is it unconstitutional to require someone to wear an ankle monitor for life? 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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