NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Supervised Visitation CLE

A CLE program on Tuesday, June 14, will feature a panel of family court judges, supervised visitation professionals and crisis center advocates exploring when court-ordered supervised visitation is necessary, how centers operate, and ways the courts and attorneys can best implement the tools available to meet the needs of NH families.

Register now. Space is limited.

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; $159 for other attorneys. The US DOJ Office on Violence Against Women has partially funded this program.

Read a related article by Pam Dodge, coordinator of the NHBA Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project, in this month’s Bar News.

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

New Lawyers Bench & Bar Meet & Greet - 6/8

The New Lawyers Committee of the NHBA will hosts its annual Bench & Bar Meet & Greet at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, beginning at 4:45 p.m. This event gives New Hampshire attorneys in practice for less than two years a unique opportunity to meet and interact with judges and leaders in the New Hampshire Bar in an informal social setting. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP to Cheryl Moore by Thursday, June 2.

June 8
4:45 p.m.

Join NHBA Committees – 6/3

Members can express interest in joining a NH Bar Association committee by completing this survey by Friday, June 3. From NHBA Executive Director Jeannine McCoy: “I hope you will consider lending your time, energy and perspective to your professional association by volunteering to join the work of these NHBA groups.”

All current committee members who wish to continue serving, as well as prospective new committee members, are asked to fill out the online survey. In appointing committee members, the NHBA president or acting president strives to fulfill member requests and achieve a balance of experience, perspectives and diversity within each group.

Read about NHBA Committees.

One Week to License Renewal – 6/1

Starting June 1, all NHBA members will be receiving correspondence from the New Hampshire Bar Association with links to their NHBA dues and NH Supreme court fees invoices and the new Member Dashboard at www.nhbar.org. The dashboard will provide a single place to digitally file the Trust Accounting Certificate and links to the ART tool for NHMCLE reporting as well as required annual licensure payments. Look for the renewal notice from billing@nhbar.org. Brief videos and information about the new all-digital process (dubbed 3-1-1) can be found on the Attorney License Renewal information page. The dashboard will be available on June 1.

NHMCLE Tip: Mistake in Entering an ART Course?

If an error is made when entering a CLE in ART, simply email the NHMCLE office for guidance.

Provide the specific course date, name and error information and the correct information for your entry. The NHMCLE Office will provide assistance to correct the ART entry.

If members are having difficulty navigating ART, they are encouraged to consult the Frequently Asked Questions in ART or the NH Bar’s NHMCLE information page.

Bar News Seeks Articles on Federal Practice & Bankruptcy – 6/13

The July issue of Bar News will feature a special section on federal practice and bankruptcy. Articles that discuss developments in federal law, case law and practicing in the federal and bankruptcy courts are encouraged. Please submit article proposals to Editor Kristen Senz by June 13. Drafts should be 800-1,000 words and will be due June 27.

Not your practice area? Check out the editorial calendar to see when your area will be featured.

Bar News accepts letters, commentaries, book reviews and article inquiries throughout the year. Please get in touch to learn how you can be published in Bar News.

Leadership Academy Applications – 7/15

Carpe diem! Apply for the NH Bar Association Leadership Academy, or tell a colleague who might be interested.

Leadership Academy will be selecting a new class of participants this fall. Applications are due July 15. This year-long program is designed to educate attorneys who have been in practice for at least three years about community involvement, public life, and leadership. (An upper experience limit on the applicants has been removed, but the curriculum is best suited for lawyer in practice up to 10 years.) Learn about and network with professionals in New Hampshire law, government, media and nonprofits.

Cost is $750. Scholarships will be available to help defray the program cost where there is a need. Find out more on the Leadership Academy page at www.nhbar.org.

Book Reviews – Review Copies Available

Looking for some summer reading? Bar News has review copies of the following books available to reviewers:

  • The Anxious Lawyer
  • The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
  • The Tortoise Shell Game
  • Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials
  • Women-at-Law
  • Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Tech for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence

View the list of books and descriptions.

Contact Donna Parker to obtain one of the books and guidelines for writing reviews.

Check the Box for Pro Bono

Pro Bono makes it easy to help close the justice gap in New Hampshire.

You can help the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program close the justice gap and continue to provide support, including case screening, training, and mentoring, to hundreds of New Hampshire attorneys taking Pro Bono cases for eligible low-income families and individuals.

Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation using the checkbox on your dues bill, which will be mailed next week. Watch this video to learn more about how Pro Bono makes it easy to help close the justice gap in New Hampshire.

Exit Strategies CLE – 6/17

National CLE speaker Roy Ginsburg will explore the questions lawyers considering retirement need to ask and answer in a three-hour NHBA CLE program on Friday, June 17, at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. Live registration. This program is only available for in-person.

June 17
8:45 a.m. -
180 Live NHMCLE minutes, incl. 60 Ethics minutes

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.

Question of the Week

Do you ever have a problem bringing in a cell phone or laptop to New Hampshire state courthouses?

Yes             No

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

If you have an IOLTA account, is it earning an above-market interest rate?

Accounts at Leadership Circle institution earn up to 2%; accounts at Partner level institutions earn 1+%. Visit this list of participating IOLTA financial institutions to find out how your IOLTA account can earn more.

Suggested Reading

Machine Bias
Pro Publica reports that widely used criminal risk assessments are racially biased. Read more.

New FSLA Rules: Survival Guide for Nonprofits
Philadelphia attorney Anne Kane provides this advice via Mondaq. Read more.

Punctuation Celebration
Let’s hear it for the semi-colon.

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