NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

In this Issue

  • Lebanon Circuit Court Marital Brown Bag
  • NHWBA Fall Reception
  • Attorney Licensure Renewal - Are You Sure You’re Done?
  • Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?
  • NHBA Annual Meeting - 10/28
  • Personal Identifiers and Sensitive Information
  • Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament
  • Question of the Week
  • Suggested Reading
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors

Lebanon Circuit Court Marital Brown Bag – 8/4

All family law attorneys who regularly practice in the Lebanon Circuit Court – Family Division (marital cases only) are invited to a brown bag lunch discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Lebanon courthouse. The discussion will focus on divorce and parenting cases generally. No RSVP necessary.

NHWBA Fall Reception – 10/13

The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association will host its Fall Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Jennifer Parent, a director at McLane Middleton and a past president of the NH Bar Association. The reception will also include the presentation of the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to second-year UNH Law student Christine Hilliard. RSVPs for the event are appreciated and can be submitted online.

Attorney Licensure Renewal: Are You Sure You’re Done?

As of Monday, July 25, most NHBA members have completed all of their annual licensure obligations. Here’s a breakdown of those who have not:

675 members subject to NH Supreme Court Rule 53 need to report NHMCLE credits and/or have not submitted the online affidavit. For those who have not completed their NHMCLE obligations, it may be merely missing the last step: the filing of the online affidavit. Find details here on NHMCLE reporting;

411 members have outstanding NH Supreme Court fees and/or NHBA dues invoices;

254 members have not yet filed the online Trust Account Compliance form.

Late fees will be assessed at $50 for each incomplete obligation after Aug. 1.

Members are encouraged to check the MyNHBAR dashboard at www.nhbar.org to verify that all of their obligations are complete, pay fees and dues and file required forms. (A red bar on your MyNHBAR dashboard means you are delinquent. Please note: The ART reporting tool requires a separate log-in.)

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Unfiled Divorce. Concord father of one young child would like assistance in filing for divorce. There is a restraining order and pending criminal charges against spouse. Contact Janice.

Collections. Maine resident has received notices from Portsmouth and Rochester District Divisions for an uninsured accident in which client was not involved. Both notices appear to be referencing the same accident. Contact Janice.

Personal Identifiers and Sensitive Information Reminder

The US District Court for the District of NH recently posted the following reminder on its website: Consider that all filings will be remotely available to the public via the court’s electronic filing system absent an order from the court or redaction as required by the federal and local rules. As a consequence, anyone filing documents with the court should exercise caution… and either redact information required by rule to be redacted or file a motion to seal the filing or certain information contained in the filing. Reference materials on the court’s website provide more information about redacting and protecting sensitive information.

SAVE THE DATE – NHBA Annual Meeting – 10/28

The NHBA Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth. Speakers who are on the cutting edge of lawyering in the 21st century will present a thought-provoking, two-part CLE program on the future of legal services and how technology aids in practice. Mark your calendars for an engaging day of learning and networking with fellow New Hampshire attorneys, and look for more information in the next issue of Bar News.

Oct. 28

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament – 8/11

There’s still time to sign up to play in or sponsor the Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament, the annual fundraiser of the NHBA’s Pro Bono Referral Program. This is the perfect opportunity to show your support for the volunteer work of New Hampshire attorneys – and to celebrate the role Pro Bono plays in leveraging their time by screening cases, providing insurance coverage and offering litigation support.

Question of the Week

Have you ever had an email you wrote fall into the wrong hands?

Yes             No

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Are you watching the Republican convention?

Suggested Reading

Small Firms Bagging Big Clients
Crain’s Chicago Business newsletter reports some small firms and solos are snagging Fortune 500 clients. (Hat tip to blogger Carolyn Elefant for this story.) Read more.

The Secret Documents That Detail How Patients’ Privacy is Breached
A federal agency sends thousands of letters a year to health providers closing out complaints about HIPAA violations. Though the government could make those letters public, it doesn’t. ProPublica has started to do so. 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!

Robert Morrill Mediation
With more than 23 years experience, Robert Morrill, a retired NH Superior Court judge, has the experience and understanding you can use. Contact Robert Morrill.

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
The premier association of experienced and widely-acceptable mediators and arbitrators in the US, and is partnered with the national plaintiff (AAJ) and defense (DRI) bar associations. Our NH Chapter members publish bios and calendars at www.NHMediators.org.

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