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July 15, 2015

In this Issue


The NH Bar Association now offers members a 10 percent lifetime discount on MyCase, a web-based case management software application. It is touted as an "all-in-one, affordable and intuitive legal practice management software" based in the cloud. Start with a 30-day free trial. MyCase is offered as a member discount by dozens of bar associations across the country.

Learn more at www.mycase.com



Great Golf for a Great Cause! Register now for the 22nd Annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, NH. Space is limited so get your registration in today. Sign up as a team or individual...all skill levels are welcome.

Limited time offer - New attorneys (up to 5 years) registering by July 25 will receive a 22 percent discount, for a total registration cost of $117.



Need a Fresh Start - Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Lebanon area senior experienced the loss of spouse and part-time income, and health concerns have forced client to give up her home and seek bankruptcy assistance. Client would qualify for a fee waiver. Well-prepared for meeting with a volunteer attorney.

Give Me Shelter - Eviction Defense
Merrimack area couple and their four children face loss of housing. Family did not get notification in time to prepare their condo for pest control and are now being evicted for non-compliance with terms of their contract.

If interested in assisting, please contact Janice or call Pro Bono at (603) 715-3203.



Happy New Year. Starting July 1, 2015, it became a new year for NHMCLE credit reporting.

If you haven't done your reporting for the last year yet, now is the time to complete the NHMCLE reporting process for the year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Go to the Attorney Reporting Tool at www.nhmcle.org and view the 2014-2015 My Record page (use the pull-down menu to find the 2014-15 year) to see your credit status. Attended and entered minutes are shown in the bottom 'Totals for the Current Year' section. When a member has met or exceeded the required minimums for the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 reporting year, a File Affidavit button appears.

Follow the instructions, and you can soon go back to enjoying your summer!



The September issue of Bar News include a special section featuring articles on topics related to environmental, natural resources, telecommunications, utilities and energy law. Do you have an idea for an article that would appeal to broad legal audience and possibly spark discussion among your colleagues? Contact Bar News Editor Kristen Senz.



Even if you are not in private practice, members with ACTIVE STATUS at any time between June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 must file the NH Supreme Court Trust Account Compliance form. Members who do not have trust accounts, or are practicing outside of NH may sign the relevant disclaimers and submit the form. The form has complete instructions for attorneys to provide information on their IOLTA accounts.

The Trust Account Compliance forms must be submitted before Aug. 1, 2015, to avoid the possibility of a fine.

For more information on NHBA dues and NH Supreme Court fees and forms, visit the Dues and Membership Status Information page at www.nhbar.org.



The NH Bar Association Ethics Committee has issued a new Advisory Opinion (#2014-15/10) about joint representation of clients in estate planning.

The Ethics Committee also offers guidance for lawyers acting as escrow agents in a new commentary published in the July issue of Bar News.



Silicon Valley Company Starts to take court disputes online
Associated Press reports on a Silicon Valley company creating software that turns the law into computer code that can solve legal battles without the need for a judge or attorney. Read more.

The Moment for Criminal Justice Reform?
With a bipartisan consensus in Congress, President Obama seeks an overhaul of the nation's crowded, costly prison system. Atlantic Monthly.

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