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2017 NHBA Annual Meeting and Race for Justice 5K

The NH Bar Association Annual Meeting is upon us! Events kick off this Friday, June 23 and will continue throughout the weekend! There are a variety of activities planned for NHBA members, chances to catch up on CLE credits, and opportunities to network and recognize your colleagues’ accomplishments.

The Annual Meeting will feature a special two-hour CLE on Friday, June 23 from 2-4 p.m. 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. This CLE is $50 for all attendees – please use the registration form.

The Race for Justice, to benefit the DOVE Project, steps off at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 24 at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield NH. Runners and walkers of all ability levels are encouraged to participate. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. Participants receive a Race for Justice t-shirt with their registration (while supplies last).

Thanks to our Race for Justice sponsors:

Kirby & Kenison Award Nominations – 6/30

The NH Bar Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award and 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Kenison Award recognizes an individual who makes substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, or the advancement of legal thought. Last year’s recipient was Judge Paul Barbadoro. The Kirby Award honors an attorney age 35 or younger who demonstrates civility, courtesy, perspective and excellent advocacy. Last year’s recipient was Anthony Galdieri.

Nominations are due by Friday, June 30. Individual committees will select the recipients for each award based on the nominations received. Please contact NH Bar Foundation at (603) 715-3210 or with any questions.

Two NHBA•CLEs Next Week

There is still room to attend NHBA•CLE programs next week - just in time for the NHMCLE reporting year end.

Join us Wednesday, June 28, for a Video Replay of the 16th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This is a full-day, in-person-only event taking place in our Seminar Room in Concord.

Credits: 300 General NHMCLE Minutes & 60 Ethics/Professionalism Minutes.


On Friday, June 30, don’t miss the 11th Annual Ethics Program from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

In-Person attendees will enjoy a full breakfast buffet. A Live Webcast option is also available.

Credits: 120 Ethics/Professionalism Minutes.

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament – 8/10

The 24th annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament, the Pro Bono Program’s signature fundraising event, will take place 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.

Workers’ Comp and PI Articles Sought – 7/10

The August issue of Bar News will feature a special section on worker’s compensation and personal injury law. If you have an idea for an informative article of 800-1,000 words related to new developments or practice tips in this area, please contact Editor Kristen Senz by July 10. Drafts of accepted articles will be due July 24.

Can You Help This Pro Bono Client?

Veteran’s benefits. A veteran’s widow’s pay is being garnished by the Veterans Administration, which claims she owes a significant amount for failure to report a change in earnings. Her tax refunds are being seized as well. If you can help, please contact Carolann.

NHMCLE TIP: Have You Met the Required Minimums?

The 2016-17 NHMCLE reporting year ends June 30. Have you met all the requirements?

Monitor your NHMCLE progress 24/7 from your ART account through the MyNHBar dashboard. View your status on the ‘My Record’ page. To assist in understanding current credit totals, watch the 'My Record' video on the NHMCLE webpage. 

Complete all NHMCLE minimum requirements and e-file the Affidavit of Compliance before June 30, 2017.


Remote Access to e-Filed Cases – Coming Soon

The NH Judicial Branch is preparing to survey attorneys about their needs and preferences related to accessing court documents online. Bookmark the Electronic Services page on the NH Judicial Branch website and watch for the survey launch next Monday, June 26. Also look for a link to the survey in next week’s e-Bulletin. This survey will be used to guide the NH e-Court Project’s development of remote access to electronically filed cases, which could become available as early as this fall.

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.

Rules of Criminal Procedure Amended

The Supreme Court issued an order June 15 adopting amendments to court rules in the following areas:

NH Rules of Criminal Procedure (Felonies First Counties). The amendments to Rule 8(d) are designed to: (1) extend the deadline for filing indictments to 90 days after the complaint is filed in Superior Court; and (2) permit judges to exercise discretion to grant or deny requests for extensions of time for filing indictments. The amendments to Rule 10(c) are designed to require complaints to be filed 48 hours before arraignment for non-incarcerated defendants.

Read the order.


Family Justice Center Open House – Today

The Manchester Family Justice Center at 72 Concord St. in Manchester is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m. today, June 21. The center will provide wrap-around support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking. There will be a short presentation at 4 p.m. followed by tours of the center. Light refreshments will be served.


Suggested Reading

Contract Lawyers Pushing for Better Pay. ABA Journal reports that project-based lawyers, some of whom are paid as little as $19 per hour, are starting to seek overtime pay. Read more.

Women-Owned Firms Challenging Big Law Norms. As more women-owned firms become leaders in their areas, the market is going to have to respond, the Legal Intelligencer reports. 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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