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AT THE BAR

NHBA Seeks Committee Members – 6/16

Getting involved in New Hampshire Bar Association committees is a fun and challenging way to serve your profession and meet new colleagues. Learn about NHBA committees. Members far and wide frequently have the opportunity to participate in committee meetings via phone or video conference.

If you would like to be considered for reappointment or appointment to a NHBA committee, please respond to this survey by Friday, June 16.

Earn Income and Improve Access to Justice

The new Modest Means Legal Program at the NH Bar Association launches tomorrow. Join the panel to receive obligation-free referrals for clients who can pay $80-$125 per hour. Read more in Bar News.

There’s no cost to join and no percentage fees, regardless of outcome. Modest Means will replace the Reduced-Fee Referral Program on June 1. Existing Reduced-Fee panel members must sign a separate Modest Means application to continue receiving referrals.

For more information, email Sheila Vermacy or call her at (603) 715-3235.

Attorney Licensure Renewal Begins

Members will soon be receiving email notices from billing@nhbar.org. (Notices are sent out in batches, so not all members will receive the email at the same time.) The notices will contain direct payment links for NH Bar Association dues and NH Supreme Court fees and a link to the NHBA member dashboard, a personalized portal to members’ licensure information located on the NHBA website.

Veterans Need Your Help

Help those who have served our country – assist veterans with family law and housing preservation issues by signing up with Pro Bono. Pro Bono collaborates with Legal Boots on the Ground to provide legal services for veterans throughout the state. Contact Janice if you can handle a veteran’s case.

Keep Your Cool: CLE at Annual Meeting

The NH Bar Association Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 23 & 24 at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, will feature a special two-hour CLE on Maintaining Professional Balance (and Your Sanity!) in Emotionally Charged Cases.

In this keynote presentation, speakers Eric MacLeish, David Wolowitz and Peter Hutchins will explore this topic through the lens of institutional abuse cases. Learn how to recognize and maintain proper boundaries as well as respect the limits of your role as counsel in these highly charged cases. $50 for all attendees – please use the registration form.

NHBA Annual Meeting
Presidential Hall
Friday
June 23
2 - 4 p.m.
60 NHMCLE General and 60 Ethics/Prof. Minutes

Don't miss this year's NHBA Annual Meeting - June 23-24 at the Mountain View Grand. See a schedule of events and register.

NHMCLE Tip: ART Entries in Minutes

NH Bar members are required to report NHMCLE credits in the Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) in minutes, not hours or fractions of hours. For ART entries, please enter only minutes of actual instruction time.

Your attendance certificate should state whether the course offered ethics/professionalism and/or general (non-ethics) as subject matter and the time, in minutes, for each. Enter only your actual attendance time in minutes: omit breaks, introductions and lunch.

Reminder: Do not enter NHBA CLE programs - these programs are entered for you by the CLE registrar.

Check the Box for Pro Bono

Support the work of the Pro Bono Program with a tax-deductible contribution by checking the box on your NHBA dues bill. Every donated dollar helps the Program coordinate and support access to legal representation for needy New Hampshire citizens.

By connecting attorneys with qualifying clients, we improve the lives of low-income children, victims of domestic violence, vulnerable seniors and veterans. Help us leverage the volunteer spirit of New Hampshire Bar members to make a difference for individuals and communities.

For more information, please contact Margaret Gilsenberg.

NHBA•CLE Programs in June

The NHMCLE 2016-2017 reporting period ends June 30. Have you met the requirements? NHBA•CLE is offering several in-person and live webcast seminars in June. You'll also find more than 200 archived programs in a variety of formats to meet your needs.

Be sure to check our Upcoming Programs page and Online Catalog often – these are updated multiple times per week.

Need assistance? Call the CLE Department at (603) 715-EASY.

FROM THE COURT

Superior Court Judicial Evaluations – 8/31

The Chief Justice of the NH Superior Court is currently conducting judicial evaluations in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 56 and RSA 490:32 and invites you to participate in this process. The following Justices are presently being evaluated:

Click a name to evaluate. Evaluations must be complete by Thursday, Aug. 31. Responses will be shared with the judges, but are treated as confidential; respondents remain anonymous.

For hard copy evaluations, please email the Superior Court Center or call (603) 271-2030. Names should not be included on completed forms. The court appreciates all participation in the evaluation process.

OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner – 9/12

Save the Date! Join us Tuesday, September 12 at the NH Bar Foundation's Annual Dinner, hosted at the Manchester Country Club. We will be marking the 40 year anniversary of the Bar Foundation, as well as presenting the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award and 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award.

Suggested Reading

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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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Stay in Touch! Update Your Contact Info

If your firm, home or email address has recently changed, please login to the member dashboard to update your contact information. Contact member records coordinator Susan Lakeway with any related questions.

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