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June 24, 2015

In this Issue


The Frank Rowe Kenison Award is presented annually to a person or group making a substantial contribution to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession or the advancement of legal thought. Last year, two Kenison awards were presented - to Judge Kenneth McHugh and Amy Messer of the Disability Rights Center.

Seeking Kirby Award Nominations
Do you know a young attorney who has distinguished himself or herself by demonstrating excellent advocacy while maintaining a sense of humor? The Robert E. Kirby Award is given annually to a practitioner age 35 or younger. Previous recipients of this award include US Senator Kelly Ayotte, former US Attorney John Kacavas, past NH Bar Association president Jaye Rancourt and other rising stars.

Both awards will be presented at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Event on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Grappone Center in Concord.

Send nominations to Lisha Brosseau by July 1. For background on these awards, please visit the Kenison award page or Kirby award page.



Effective July 1, an amendment to NH Supreme Court Rule 50 requires that, in the event of an overdraft on an IOLTA account, financial institutions must notify the NH Attorney Discipline Office, as well as the account holder. This rule change, similar to provisions in other states, is a preventive measure to protect the public.

The NH Bar Foundation has notified all financial institutions participating in IOLTA of the Rule 50 amendment.

Questions? Contact Lisha Brosseau of NH Bar Foundation, or Janet DeVito of the Attorney Discipline Office.



Concord Circuit Court Judge Gerard J. Boyle is retiring from public service and a celebration is planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Concord Circuit Court, 32 Clinton St. All are invited.

Please RSVP to Terry McCafferty.



Find out which judge will hear your case in Superior Court. This chart shows judicial assignments for July through September 2015.



GavelIn accordance with Supreme Court Rule 56 and RSA 490:32, the NH Judicial Branch Circuit Court Administrative Judge routinely conducts judicial evaluations and participation in this process. The following Judges/Masters are presently being evaluated. Click on the names to complete the surveys:

Justice Susan Carbon9th Circuit Court
Justice Julie Introcaso9th Circuit Court
Justice Michael Ryan9th Circuit Court
Justice Lucinda Sadler10th Circuit Court

Responses will be shared with the judge/master being evaluated, but are treated as confidential and respondents remain anonymous.

To request a paper copy of a survey, please email the Circuit Court Administrative Office or call 271-6418 and one will be mailed to you. Hard copy surveys should not be signed. All evaluations must be completed online or returned by July 10.



Bar News in August will feature a special section on worker's compensation and personal injury law. Do you have an idea for an article? Email Editor Kristen Senz by July 13. Completed articles will be due July 20. Also accepting opinion pieces related to this area of law.



The new online Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) system enables bar members to qualify and report courses for Rule 53 requirements and to monitor their credit progress toward meeting the June 30 NHMCLE deadline.

In early July, members should access their activated ART accounts, file the online "Affidavit of Compliance," and pay the online $10 NHMCLE Annual Fee to complete the 2015 NHCMLE requirements.

Since July 1, 2014, the NHMCLE office no longer approves courses or course providers. The office does not provide paper certificates of credit status, or require members to submit course information to the office.

Need ART details? Visit the NHMCLE web page.



Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race
From the Marshall Project. Read more.

Supreme Court Weighs in on Raisins, Spider-Man and Hotel Registries
NPR's The Two-Way reports. Read more.

The Defense Rests
Jan Peterson retires after more than two decades with the NH Public Defender. Keene Sentinel reports.

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