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Earn Income & Improve Access to Justice

The new Modest Means Legal Program at the NH Bar Association launched June 1. Join now to receive obligation-free referrals for clients who can pay $80-$125 per hour. Tap into a legal market where consumers agree to pay what they can afford based on new income guidelines and a sliding fee scale. Read more in Bar News.

There’s no cost to join and no percentage fees, regardless of outcome. For more information, email Sheila Vermacy or call her at (603) 715-3235.

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 an NHBA committee, please respond to this survey by Friday, June 16.

NHBA Annual Meeting – 6/23-24

LAST CHANCE! Annual Meeting is just around the corner – if you have not registered yet, commuter space and limited area lodging are still available.

Whether you are staying at the Mountain View Grand or commuting, some events may require registration:

  • Keynote CLE Presentation – all attendees must register
  • Commuters must register for banquets, CLE replays (Registrations must be received by June 14.)

Join us for the 5K Race for Justice at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield, NH. The race benefits the DOVE Project.

NHMCLE TIP: Reporting Year Ends - 6/30

New to ART? SignUp and activate your ART account. Existing ART User?  Login and enter your ART Account. This month, NHBA members should:

  1. View credit status on the 2016-2017 “My Record" page (Section C);
  2. Need more minutes to meet minimum requirements? Attend and enter CLEs to reach the 2016-2017 requirements. 
  3. E-file the “Affidavit of Compliance,” from the ART toolbar, when all minimums are met or exceeded.
  4. Print and retain your affidavit and My Record page.
  5. Remember to save all CLE materials for at least two years after the year they were taken so you may substantiate compliance in the case of a random audit.

For more ART details and the reporting process, see the NHMCLE web page.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Hillsborough North debt collection/license suspension. Spanish-speaking client sued in small claims court after an auto accident in Manchester needs legal advice on his options or to negotiate a payment plan so that he can get his license back. Pro Bono will pay for an interpreter to meet with the client and attorney. Please contact Carolann.

Sullivan County parenting matter. Client with infant is respondent in parenting case filed by child's father. Case is filed in Newport Family Division; first appearance was June 13. Please contact Carolann.

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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 or by using the convenient "Donate Now" button. Every donated dollar helps the Program coordinate and support access to legal representation for needy New Hampshire citizens.

For more information, please contact Margaret Gilsenberg.

FROM THE COURT

NH Circuit Court 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 lcammett@courts.state.nh.us or 271-6418 for a paper evaluation form. All evaluations must be completed by June 17.

OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

Judicial Nomination Public Hearing – 6/19

The Governor and Executive Council will hold a public hearing on the judicial appointment of Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi of Stratham as associate justice of the NH Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, in Executive Council Chamber at the State House in Concord.

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner – 9/12

Save the Date. The New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner - Celebrating 40 Years, and presentation of the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award and Robert E. Kirby Award, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Manchester Country Club.

The NH Bar Foundation is accepting award nominations until June 30.

Suggested Reading

How Technology Illiteracy Can Cost Solos Big Money
A cautionary tale on how not to run a law office. Read at AboveTheLaw.com.

Judicial Fact-finding in an Age of Rapid Change
A commentary in Harvard Law Review highlights two innovative ways to address the complex relationship between generalist judges and increasingly specialized and fact-heavy litigation. 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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

McLane Middleton, Professional Association
A full service firm with nearly 100 attorneys and locations in Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Woburn and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information please visit www.mclane.com or call 603-625-1396.

Bruce E. Mohl
Mediation/Arbitration/Complex Case Resolutions. Contact Bruce Mohl at 603-868-7249.

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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