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Don't Forget to Vote

Voting in NH Bar Association Board of Governors election ends April 15 at midnight.

The NHBA Board of Governors ballot was sent to eligible voters as a bulk email message from ElectionsOnline. If you have not received the ballot, please check your “junk” or “spam” folder.

If you have questions about the election process, please contact Debbie Hawkins.

Leadership Academy Survey on Student Loan Debt

The Leadership Academy is undertaking a project to understand the effects of student loan debt on NH Bar Association members. If you have not already taken this survey and would like to participate, click here to share your thoughts.

Articles on Municipal & Government Law Topics

Public sector attorneys, NH Bar News is publishing a special section on municipal and government law in the June issue. Would you be willing to share your expertise with your colleagues? Writing about the governmental side of law, from land use to open records, helps the bar as a whole gain a better understanding of the state’s policy infrastructure and the issues that municipal and government attorneys face.

Please contact the Bar News editor to discuss article topics and ideas. Drafts will be due May 22.

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

Consider visiting a classroom in celebration of Law Day on Friday, May 5. We provide the tools you need to educate New Hampshire students while increasing awareness about the role of attorneys and judges in the community.

Choose from a variety of programs and materials, or present the ABA theme on the 14th Amendment. If you have made arrangements with a school already, be sure to Report your school visit.

Visit the Law Day page on the Bar's website to learn more and sign up to take part in A Lawyer & Judge in Every School, or contact LRE Coordinator Robin E. Knippers.

DOVE Project Seminar – 6/13

The NH Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project is hosting a seminar on Tuesday, June 13, at the NH Bar Center in Concord, to prepare attorneys to represent victims of stalking, whether the accused is an intimate partner or not. Register online.

National expert Elaina Roberts, director of the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime, will delve into the prevalence of stalking, the tactics perpetrators use, and the debilitating impact on victims. Faculty will analyze New Hampshire and federal stalking laws and provide a case study illustrating tools to help attorneys develop compelling cases.

With as little as 8-10 hours of case work, you can make a difference.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Divorce final hearing in Derry. Parties have mediated parenting plan and child support order. Remaining issues for final hearing in late May are financial. Contact Janice.

Criminal record annulments. Petition or advice/counsel needed about when/if petitions can be filed. If petition(s) can be filed, a NH Bar Foundation grant pays any un-waived court or agency fees. If advice only, can be done by phone.

  • Concord client appears eligible to annul one 1975 conviction in Plymouth District Court.
  • Nashua client with 2014 misdemeanor needs advice about timing for annulment petition.
  • Newport senior denied housing due to 2003 felony conviction in Grafton County. Advice needed about annulment eligibility.

Please contact Margaret.

Learn @ Lunch: Probate Traps CLE – 4/18

Join attorneys Tim Chevalier and Jonathan McPhee as they discuss Probate Traps for the Unwary for our next Learn@Lunch webcast.

12-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 18

Learn more or register 


NH e-Court Newbie?

For those who have not yet used the court’s electronic filing system and are looking for an introduction, TurboCourt video tutorials are available online.


First 100 Years: Women Lawyers – 6/1

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of women entering the practice of law in New Hampshire at a special dinner event June 1 in Concord. Buy tickets by Friday, May 5, at the early-bird price of $55. Visit the NH Bar Foundation website for more information and to buy tickets.

Suggested Reading

The Presumption of Guilt Falls in Arizona
David Post writes about shifting the burden to the defendant in this Washington Post piece. Read more.

The Post-Constitutional World of Judge Richard Posner
Also from the Washington Post: “Posner’s theory of statutory interpretation, then, is really a theory of judicial usurpation of Congress’s Article I powers.” 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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