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July 29, 2015

In this Issue

The NH Bar Association collects and tracks Trust Account Compliance/IOLTA forms from New Hampshire attorneys on behalf of the NH Supreme Court. These forms must be postmarked by Aug. 1 to avoid late fees or other action by the court. Contact Paula Lewis with questions.

Seacoast Senior needs basic estate planning. Client is in her 80s with just local transportation around the Hampton area. She needs a will and other advance planning documents. Contact Janice for more information.

Parent planning ahead to protect child. Carroll County single mom would like to file a parenting case with supervised visitation only for uninvolved father of young child. Father filed a petition in another county last year, but the action was dismissed when he failed to show up to court. Contact Janice for more information.

If you have not completed your credits and/or you have not filed the compliance affidavit, we have three messages for you:
  • it's not too late to avoid late fees;
  • time is passing;
  • the online filing process is not difficult. (Half of the NHBA members subject to the rule have already completed the process.)
Complete and submit the online affidavit by Oct. 1, 2015 to avoid late fees and penalties.

The ART My Record page will show entered courses by the date taken in the applicable reporting year. (Either the year starting July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 or the current year: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.)

Visit www.nhmcle.org to follow through on the reporting process. The site also has a number of resources to answer your questions.

Aug. 12
5 p.m.
176 Main St.

Join colleagues in Cheshire County for free pizza and beer and a discussion about future county bar events and activities.

Please RSVP at www.wyattlegalservices.com. Contact admin@wyattlegalservices.com with any questions.

Are you an experienced criminal defense attorney? Interested in weighing in on federal sentencing? The US Sentencing Commission is seeking applicants for a practitioner advisory panel representing the First and Ninth Circuits. This notice explains who is eligible to apply and what the panel does. Deadline is Sept. 1.

If you have not received your invitation to cast your ballot for the 2016 IOLTA Grants Committee Election and are an active NH Attorney who participates in the NH Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program, please contact Lisha Brosseau.

Voting closes at 4 pm on Monday, August 3.

The NH Bar Association now offers members a 10 percent lifetime discount on MyCase, a web-based practice management program. Test drive it with a 30-day free trial.

MyCase is designed for solos and small firms, in particular, and integrates with Quickbooks and Outlook to enhance communications. It has apps for iPhone and Android that enable you to securely communicate and share documents with clients. Various blogs including Lawyerist (the most recent review) and Lawsitesblog.com offer comparisons.

Use this link to get the NHBA member discount.

Sign up for NHBA·CLE's Legal Technology Academy seminar before Aug. 1 to receive a discounted rate. This program - scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25 - features Paul Unger and Barron Henley. Choose one or both days, In-Person Seminar or Live Webcast.

The September issue of Bar News will 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. Deadline for drafts is Aug. 24.

Nominations are now being accepted for the NH Commission for Human Rights' Rep. William H. Craig Award. This award is named after Rep. William H. Craig who introduced the Law Against Discrimination in 1965. The recipient of this award will be someone whose work has made a significant impact on the condition of human rights in New Hampshire.

This award will be given at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Commission, to be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at State House Plaza.

Nomination forms are due Aug. 28.

Chief Keef and the First Amendment
The rapper's holographic performance was shut down in Indiana last week. Rolling Stone reports. Read more.

UpCounsel Gets $10 Million
Tech Crunch reports on new funding for legal startup. 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.

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.

Liberty Mutual
Liberty Mutual has partnered with the NHBA to offer you exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance.* Contact Sean Kelly at (603) 225.3524 x54464 to or toll free at 800-225-8281 or visit us online to find out more.

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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