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May 27, 2015

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Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr.
Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr.
Hon. John Broderick will receive a special President's award at the Annual Meeting Banquet. Members are invited to a reception (cash bar) starting at 5 p.m., followed by the banquet which includes recognition of recently retired and newly appointed members of the judiciary, and the NHBA Leadership Academy Class of 2015. Following the presentation of the award to Broderick, the dinner concludes with the passing of the NHBA President's gavel from Lisa Wellman-Ally to Mary Tenn. Separate tickets available for the banquet.

Find out more about the 2015 Annual Meeting, including two CLEs on ethics and legal writing. Online registration.

Bar News would like to hear from Bar members, on active or inactive status, at work in other countries, for an upcoming feature. If you are out of country and want to tell us about what you are doing, or you know of someone we should contact, please write to Bar News at news@nhbar.org.

Support the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program this year by checking the box on the dues invoices the Bar sends out in early June. Your tax-deductible gift will help Pro Bono see that low-income families, veterans and seniors are connected to the legal help they need.

Questions? Contact Ginny Martin.

The NHBA Solo/Small Firm Discussion Group is hosting a workshop on writing for the web and social media at noon on June 30 at the Bar Center.

For more information, please contact Rosemarie Atwood.

The NH Judicial Selection Commission seeks applications for full-time judicial positions in the Circuit and Superior courts and per diem judgeships in the Circuit Court. Download the application or request a copy by calling (603) 271-7677. Please be sure to use the most recent version of the application, revised in 2014.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Each candidate must submit the application and all accompanying documents, including writing samples, via email only to jscapplications2013@gmail.com.

Please direct questions to Co-chairs Emily Gray Rice (603-665-8824) or Jim Rosenberg (603-225-7262).

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5. The public hearing notice provides the details of the proposed rule changes, which include a proposed new rulemaking system.

Gavel In accordance with Supreme Court Rule 56 and RSA 490:32, the NH Judicial Branch Circuit Court administrative judge routinely conducts judicial evaluations and invites bar and public participation in this process. Evaluate the following judges and masters anonymously by clicking on their names and completing the surveys.

Justice Susan Ashley7th Circuit Court
Justice Gary Cassavechia7th Circuit Court
Justice John Coughlin6th and 9th Circuit Courts
Master Michael Garner4th and 6th Circuit Courts
Master Henrietta Luneau6th and 10th Circuit Courts

Survey responses will be shared with the judges and masters being evaluated, but are treated as confidential; respondents remain anonymous.

Nominations will be accepted for an open seat (five-year term) on the NH Bar Foundation's IOLTA Grants Committee. The committee meets to review grant applications and make recommendations to the Foundation's board of directors.

A nomination form is available on the Bar Foundation website. Complete and return the form to the Bar Center by Wednesday, July 1.

For more information, contact Lisha Brosseau, 603-715-3210.

The NH Supreme Court seeks applications from qualified members of the New Hampshire bar to fill a position on the NH Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Bar Examiners oversees all aspects of admission to the New Hampshire bar, as set forth in NH Supreme Court Rule 42. The appointment is for a three-year term. For more details, read the full notice.

Attorneys interested in joining the board should complete the application form and submit it to Sherry Hieber, general counsel for the Board of Bar Examiners, by July 1. For questions, call Hieber at (603) 224-8806.

Email notices from the NHMCLE Board will be the primary method of contact with members.

Members will receive email from nhmcle@nhbar.org; save it as a safe contact address.

Members' primary email addresses on file with NH Bar member records will be used. SC Rule 42 requires immediate update of contact information in the event changes occur.

For details on the new paperless online NHMCLE reporting tool, see the April issue of NH Bar News and the NHMCLE web page.

Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes
Is the propensity to cheat a genetic trait? Read more.

E-Discovery on a Dime
The ABA Journal reports that cloud-based e-discovery services are targeting smaller law firms. Read more.

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Working Together For Your Clients. Statewide personal injury and civil litigation practice. 603-625-5555, peter@hutchinslawoffices.com.

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