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Race for Justice 5K – 6/24

Register now for the first annual Race for Justice 5K, 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 emergency legal help to victims of domestic violence.

Learn more or download a printable flyer. For sponsorship info, contact Donna Parker.

CLE Explores Investigations of EEO & Harassment Claims – 5/11

Attention, employment and corporate attorneys, civil litigators, HR professionals and business owners. This CLE is for you.

Join attorneys Julie Moore, Heather Burns and legal partners of the Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation in California as they discuss the EEOC’s 2016 report on workplace harassment and provide a legal update on avoiding claims of pretext and minimizing liability. This interactive session will include role-play and will focus on how to conduct reasonable investigations.

Attend in Person in NHBA Seminar Room, Concord, or Participate Via Live Webcast.

May 11
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
360 Live NHMCLE General Minutes

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 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.

Can You Help This Pro Bono Client?

Manchester eviction. Client and teenage daughter need help with eviction defense or negotiation for more time and to avoid public record of eviction. Eviction notice expired April 26. Please contact Barbara if you can help.


NH Circuit Judicial Evaluation Notice – 6/17

The NH Judicial Branch Circuit Court administrative judge routinely conducts judicial evaluations and invites you to participate in this process. The following judges are presently being evaluated:

Click a judge’s name to complete the evaluation. Responses will be shared with the judges being evaluated, but are treated as confidential; respondents remain anonymous.

Contact the Circuit Court Administrative Office at or 271-6418 for a paper evaluation form. All evaluations must be completed by June 17.

Character & Fitness Committee Vacancy – 5/25

The NH Supreme Court seeks applications from attorneys interested in serving on the Committee on Character and Fitness. There is one open position for an attorney member to serve a renewable three-year term. The committee conducts investigations and makes recommendations to the Court regarding the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the New Hampshire bar. The committee has nine members and its duties are set forth in NH Supreme Court Rule 42(II).  

Committee applicants must have been active members of the New Hampshire bar for at least five years, should be practicing lawyers with a well-developed understanding of legal ethics, and should have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the bar.

Committee members attend four meetings per year; formal hearings may be scheduled as necessary. This is a volunteer position.

Download the application and submit to Sherry Hieber by Thursday, May 25. Direct questions to Hieber by email or phone at (603) 224-8806.

Dover Brown Bag: Juvenile Delinquency – 6/7

A brown bag lunch discussion for juvenile delinquency practitioners is scheduled for noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, at the Dover courthouse, 25 St. Thomas St., Dover, NH.

Judge Jennifer Lemire, Court Clerk Cheryll Andrews and Deputy Clerk Kim Hede will attend. Guest speaker Kate Geraci, Circuit Court administrator, will discuss the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

This presentation is open to all stakeholders in this area of law to include public defenders, prosecutors, private defense attorneys, school district representatives, and juvenile probation and parole officers.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Cheryll Andrews or Kim Hede by June 5.

Fed Court CJA Plan

The First Circuit has approved the US District Court's updates to its CJA Plan.

Defense attorneys should note that defendants seeking the appointment of counsel will now need to complete the CJA23 form (a national form replacing the court's local financial declaration form) and the court's Request for Appointment of Counsel form. Both are available on the court's Forms page.


Belknap County Bar Dinner – 6/8

The Belknap County Bar Association will hold its annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, June 8, at Faro Italian Grille, 70 Endicott St. North in Laconia. This year, the annual meeting will be held in conjunction with a retirement event for the Honorable James Carroll.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. RSVP to Kathrine Lacey at Wescott Law by Friday, May 31.

June 8
6 p.m.

Development Workshop for Nonprofits – 5/10

The NH Bar Foundation has organized a special workshop, “Successful Donor Relations: Creative Thank-Yous and Social Media Strategies,” with Lynne Wester, one of the nation’s most well-respected fundraisers. 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.) Download the flyer. Register. Contact Lisha Brosseau for more info.

May 10
2 - 4:30 p.m.

Suggested Reading

Cost of substance abuse hits employers hard, new tool shows.
The Chicago Tribune reports on the new Substance Abuse Calculator that lets employers see the estimated cost of substance abuse on their organizations. Read more.

Can the death penalty ever be inplemented justly?
The latest in a series of conversations between federal Judges Richard Posner and Jed Rakoff in Slate. 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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