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NHBA Annual Meeting – 6/23-6/24

Refresh. Reconnect. Refocus.

Be sure to save June 23 and 24 for the 2017 NHBA Annual Meeting at the Mountain View Grand Hotel in Whitefield. Share knowledge, find answers and network with colleagues in a relaxed setting.

NHMCLE Tip: Rule 53 Exempt Affidavit of Compliance

Per Supreme Court Rule 53.2, NHMCLE exemptions are available to the following: new admittees sworn in after Jan. 1; members on active military duty for more than three months; members with inactive status for more than six months; certain judicial members not in private practice; and certain elected state or federal officials not in private practice.

Even if you are exempt for the minimum requirements, you must still e-file your “exempt” Affidavit of Compliance from your ART My Record page. The affidavit tab on your “My Record” page will be activated after June 1.

Law Day 2016 - School Visits Reporting

Have you visited a classroom in celebration of Law Day? Or for another educational purpose? We would like to record your visit.

Please report your school visit online by entering the teacher's name and the number of students you visited, or contact LRE Coordinator Robin E. Knippers.

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.

Can You Help This Pro Bono Client?

Concord Criminal Annulment. Disabled client in Concord has old misdemeanor charges and would like record expunged for increased employment potential. Office would need to be handicapped-accessible or attorney can meet with client at the NH Bar Center. Please contact Margaret.

Race for Justice 5K - 6/24

89% of Domestic Violence victims seeking a protective order do not have legal counsel according to Jim Sandman, President of Legal Services Corporation, in his address at the 2017 Campaign for Legal Services Kick-off event on Tuesday, May 9.

Help raise awareness and funds for the DOVE Project, which provides necessary emergency legal support to victims of domestic violence, by participating in the Race for Justice 5K in Whitefield NH one Saturday, June 24.


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

June 16
12:30 p.m.

Hillsboro: District & Family Brown Bag – 5/18

The 6th Circuit Court in Hillsborough will host a District Division Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m.  Immediately afterwards, at 2 p.m. will be the Family Division Brown Bag Lunch. Judge Tenney will be in attendance. These meetings will provide an opportunity to share ideas and to discuss any changes in the District and Family divisions.

Contact Court Clerk Nancy Ringland to RSVP by May 15 and to suggest topics for discussion.

6th Circuit Court
May. 18
1 p.m.
2 p.m.

UVA Alumni Dinner – 5/24

NH Bar members who are alumni of the University of Virginia Law School have organized a dinner at The Foundry in Manchester on Wednesday, May 24.

Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bret Gifford.

Ricker Award Nominations – 6/9

The NH Women’s Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award. The Ricker Award honors outstanding female lawyers in New Hampshire who have achieved professional excellence, and who have paved the way to success for other female lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women.  

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, click here. Nominations will be accepted through June 9.  Contact NHWBA Executive Director Gretchen Pyles for more information.

Scholarship Honors Don Crandlemire – 7/1

The Daniel Webster Batchelder American Inn of Court is now accepting applications for the Don Crandlemire Inn Of Court Scholarship. Award recipients will receive a free one-year membership to the Inn of Court. Crandlemire was a beloved member of the NHBA and the Inn of Court who passed away unexpectedly last year.

To be eligible, candidates must be admitted to the New Hampshire Bar, have graduated from UNH Law, have less than five years of experience, and be motivated to participate in the Inn of Court. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who work at smaller firms and are cross-trained professionals. Applicants should also be members of other collegial organizations, demonstrating their commitment to the New Hampshire legal community.

All are welcome to apply, including current members. For more information or to submit statements of interest, please contact Jack Crisp or Molly Lynch. Application deadline is July 1.

Suggested Reading

A Travel Ban's Foe: A Young Firebrand and Her Pro Bono Brigade.
The New York Times profiles Becca Heller, the 35-year-old founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Read more.

Legal Incubator Program Helps Close the Justice Gap. reports on an innovative Texas program that aims to help lawyers set up sustainable legal practices, while serving modest-means clients. 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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