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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.

Run the Race for Justice 5K and 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. For sponsorship info, contact Donna Parker.

Annual Meeting Reservations Open

On the topic of Annual Meeting, NHBA members should register right away to ensure their space at this not-to-be-missed event. Call the Mountain View Grand at (866) 801-3653 and mention the New Hampshire Bar Association to register for the event. Space is limited so don’t wait.

Many CLE Opportunities in May

In May, NHBA•CLE is offering 11 new seminars! There is still room to sign up for most of them, but register soon. As the NHMCLE reporting year comes closer to its end (June 30), space becomes limited for in-person attendance.

We also have more than 200 titles are available online. Whatever your CLE needs are, we hope you make NHBA•CLE your first stop.

Visit our Online Catalog and Upcoming Programs List, or call (603) 715-EASY for more information.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Eviction defense needed. Disabled client and roommate need help with eviction in Manchester District Division. They filed an appearance on the return date of April 10 and seek a Pro Bono attorney to negotiate an agreement with the landlord. Please contact Barbara.
Help with record annulment. Concord-area client has felony convictions and various other charges from the 1980s and 1990s, all out of Hillsborough Superior or Manchester District Division. If it is determined that annulment petitions can be filed, Pro Bono has a grant from the NH Bar Foundation that will cover any un-waived court or agency fees. Please contact Margaret.

Bar Foundation to Honor Claudia Damon

Claudia Damon, who served for many years on the Concord School Board and has volunteered for a number of other community organizations, will be presented with the 2nd annual Nixon-Zachos Award by the NH Bar Foundation at the Foundation Justice Reception on Wednesday, May 10, at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.

Contact Lisha Brosseau for ticket information.

May 10
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bar News Seeks Fed Practice and Bankruptcy Articles

The July issue of New Hampshire Bar News will feature two special practice area sections – one on Federal Practice, and one on Bankruptcy.

If you have an idea for an article of 800-1,000 words related to these areas that would appeal to Bar News readers, please review the editorial submission guidelines and contact Editor Kristen Senz now. Drafts will be due June 26.

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament – 8/10

SAVE THE DATE for the 24th annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament, the Pro Bono Program’s signature fundraising event, on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club, in New London, NH.

Great Golf for a Great Cause! The annual golf tournament provides vital funds for the Pro Bono Referral Program, supporting efforts to connect low-income people with volunteer attorneys. Information, registration, and sponsorships. For more details, contact Margaret.


Public Hearing on Proposed Rules – 6/16

The NH Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, at the NH Supreme Court, to consider proposed rules related to the following:

  • Superior Court Civil Rules – Defects in Filings
  • Superior Court Civil Rule 8 – Relation-Back
  • Superior Court Civil Rule 10 – Permissive Counterclaims
  • Superior Court Civil Rule 12(g) – Motions for Summary Judgement
  • Superior Court Civil Rule 17 – Appearances
  • Superior Court Civil Rule 37 – Life Expectancy Tables

See the Hearing Notice. Comments on the rules proposals may be submitted in writing to the secretary of the rules committee at any time on or before June 15, or may be submitted at the hearing. Email comments to

NHMCLE Tip: Who Needs to Meet Rule 53 Requirements by 6/30?

Attorneys who have been on Active Status for more than six months between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 must comply with NHMCLE requirements by June 30, 2017, unless exempt per SC Rule 53.2(B).


Development Workshop for Nonprofits – 5/10

Are you responsible for helping to cultivate donors at a nonprofit? Do you know a fundraising professional? Do you have clients in the nonprofit sector? The NH Bar Foundation has organized a special workshop, “Successful Donor Relations: Creative Thank-Yous and Social Media Strategies,” with national expert Lynne Wester. This workshop is scheduled for 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.

All New Hampshire nonprofits are invited to attend. The cost is $40 per person. (Please note: This is not a legal education program.) Please help us spread the word! Download the flyer.

May 10
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

CLS to Honor AG MacDonald – 5/9

The Campaign for Legal Services invites all members to the annual Campaign Kick-off Breakfast on May 9, honoring Attorney General Gordon MacDonald for his commitment to equal access to justice for all, and featuring keynote speaker James Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Armory Room, Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester. Registration requested by April 28 online, or by email to Sarah Palermo,

Radisson Hotel
May 9
7:30 a.m.

Suggested Reading

Why Gorsuch may not be so genteel on the bench.
Adam Liptak puts the newest justice into context using data on interruptions during oral argument. Read more.

'Liquid Constitutionalism.'
Georgetown Legal Theory Professor Randy Barnett analyzes the potential for a new position on interpreting the Constitution. 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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Robert Morrill Mediation
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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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