NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

NHBA Board Elections Complete

David McGrath, president and managing director at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, was elected Vice President. He served as the Hillsborough North County Governor from 2014-2016.

Four newcomers were elected to County Governor seats (two-year terms) on the NH Bar Association Board of Governors: Kristin Fields of Martin, Lord & Osman, Belknap County; Jim Cowles of Walker & Varney, Carroll County; Dan Will of Devine Millimet, Hillsborough North; Sarah Lavoie of Burns Bryant; Strafford County. 

Cathy Shanelaris of Shanelaris & Schirch was reelected to the Hillsborough South seat. Because there were no nomination petitions submitted, the board will appoint a Sullivan County governor.

Scott Harris of McLane Middleton, Vice President of the NHBA, was elected President-elect, but due to David Ruoff being appointed to the Superior Court bench, and his subsequent resignation from the board, Harris will coordinate the Bar leadership fulfilling the duties of President for 2016-17.

Also elected were John Curran of Curtin, Murphy & O’Reilly, Governor-at-Large, and Jennifer Parent of McLane Middleton, ABA Association Delegate.

Free License Renewal Workshop – 4/28

A free workshop about changes to New Hampshire’s attorney license renewal process is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Bar Center in Concord.

Please register with Cheryl Moore, (603) 715-3260, to let us know you are coming.

April 28
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
60 Live NHMCLE Minutes

Supervised Visitation CLE – 6/14

Bringing together various stakeholders and experts in supervised visitation, this CLE program will benefit family law and other practitioners involved in parenting rights issues, including mediators, guardians ad litem, and Circuit Court judges hearing parenting cases.

Faculty will explore the interface between crisis service advocacy and visitation center services for families coping with the effects of domestic abuse. Experienced family court judges and attorneys will discuss crafting and proposing safe visitation orders. Register now. Space is limited.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, US DOJ.

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, NH Bar Center in Concord. Cost for in-person program is $60 for GALs, mediators, crisis center/visitation center staff & active NHBA Pro Bono attorneys, and $159 for all other attorneys.

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
June 14
9 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.
195 NHMCLE Live minutes, including 90 Ethics minutes

Regional Meetings on Elder Exploitation

As an extension of a leadership summit on elder financial exploitation held last week in Concord, regional meetings have been scheduled to gather input on how best to raise awareness and enhance prevention efforts.

Medallion Opera House in Gorham - May 17

Rye Public Library in Rye - May 19

Elliott Hospital in Manchester - May 24

Cheshire County Correctional Facility in Keene - June 22

The summit was organized by the Coalition Against Later Life Abuse and coalition member NH Legal Assistance. For more information, please contact Summit Coordinator Susan Staples.

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament –
Registration Now Open

When: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
Where: Lake Sunapee Country Club, New London
Why: Support Pro Bono while enjoying great golf in a beautiful setting.

Register online or print the player registration form. Sign up individually or as a team. For more details, visit the Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament page. Questions? Contact Margaret.

Aug. 11
Tee off:
12:30 pm

A Lawyer & Judge in Every School – 5/6


Need a change of pace? In observance of Law Day, attorneys and judges are encouraged to visit New Hampshire classrooms Friday, May 6. The theme for Law Day 2016 is “Miranda: More than Words,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona.

The NH Bar Association has created a series of videos featuring NH Public Defender Sarah Rothman and NH State Police prosecutor James Shepard discussing the application of the Miranda warning in real life. Paired with materials created by the ABA, these videos are designed to help attorneys engage with students.

Sign up now to be matched with a school or contact Robin E. Knippers for more information.

Judge Morrison Retirement Celebration – 4/28

All NH Bar members are invited to attend a retirement open house for the Hon. Stephen M. Morrison from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Courtroom 1 at the Dover District Court building, 25 St. Thomas Street, Dover NH.

Apr 28
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

NHMCLE TIP: Rule 53 Required Minimums

June 30 marks the end of the 2015-2016 NHMCLE reporting year. Have you met all the required minimums?

Monitor your NHMCLE progress 24/7. Sign in or create a login to your ART account at www.nhmcle.org. View your status on ‘My Record’ page. To assist in understanding current credit totals, watch the 'My Record' video on the NHMCLE webpage.

Assess and complete all NHMCLE minimum requirements before June 30.

Question of the Week

How would you characterize your level of technological competence?

Early adopter, explorer and constant learner.
Starting to become more interested in learning about new technologies.
I know enough to get by and make sure my files are secure.
Tech dinosaur. All or mostly paper files.

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Have you ever surveyed your clients about how satisfied they are with the services you provided?

Suggested Reading

Cybersecurity Insights Report
How do the precautions you take when you are online stack up with other consumers? A survey by antivirus provider Norton offers interesting insights. Read more.

20 Professionalism Tips for Millennial Attorneys
From the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Read more.

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