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Golf for Pro Bono on 8/10 – win Red Sox Tickets!

Judge Cassavechia

There’s still time to sign up to play in the Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament, the signature annual fundraising event of the Pro Bono Referral Program at the NH Bar Association. This year, Toshiba Business Machines is sponsoring a bonus “closest-to-the-pin” contest on the 8th hole and offering box seats to the Red Sox game against Baltimore on Aug. 26!

Take a day out of the office to enjoy the course at the Lake Sunapee Country Club and support increased access to justice for low-income New Hampshire residents. All levels welcome. Mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Contact Margaret for more info.

Top 5 Reasons to Play.

Bar News Seeks ADR Articles – 9/11

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The October issue of Bar News will feature a special section on Alternative Dispute Resolution. If you have an idea for an informative article on a topic in this area, please contact Editor Kristen Senz no later than Sept. 11. Completed drafts of selected articles will be due Sept. 25. Bar News Submission Guidelines.

Share Your ‘Pro Bono Moment’ – 8/18

Judge Cassavechia

Help the NH Bar Association raise awareness during Pro Bono Month in October by taking a few minutes to jot down your favorite “Pro Bono Moment” and send it to by Friday, Aug. 18.

Which cases and clients stand out to you? Did you learn something about the law or yourself through a pro bono case? Did you receive a heartfelt thank-you?

Please share quotes, comments and anecdotes about your favorite or most memorable pro bono cases. We want to hear from you about the rewards of doing pro bono work to further our efforts to “Celebrate Pro Bono” and the volunteer spirit of New Hampshire attorneys.

NHBA Budget Info Session – 8/24

The annual NH Bar Association Budget Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the NH Bar Center.

Look for the FY18 NHBA budget and related information in the Aug. 16 issue of Bar News.

Bring your questions and join the discussion about this fiscal year’s association budget. Any questions or comments, in advance, may be emailed to Paula Lewis, NHBA Director of Business Operations.

Aug. 24
Bar Center
2 - 3 p.m.

Families in Derry Area Need Help

Eviction Defense. Single mother with teenage child living in a mobile home park needs assistance in defending an eviction. Client got behind in rent due to needed car repairs so that she could get to work. She is looking for assistance in negotiating with the landlord.

Divorce, One Child. Client needs assistance with a divorce filed in Derry Family Division. Long-term marriage, one minor child. Temporary hearing scheduled for Sept. 5.

If you can help one of these Pro Bono clients, please contact Janice.

NHMCLE Compliance: Do It and Move On


Attorneys who have not yet completed their NHMCLE reporting for the 2016-2017 year can avoid additional late fees by recording their qualifying continuing legal education courses in the online Attorney Reporting Tool (ART) and filing the Affidavit of Compliance for the year that ended June 30, 2017.

The grace period ended Aug. 1, 2017, at midnight. A $50 delinquency fee was assessed to members who were not in compliance with NH Supreme Court Rule 53 after Aug. 1. Additional late fees will be assessed to those who remain noncompliant after Sept. 1.


Rochester Brown Bag – 9/12

Brown Bag Lunch

A brown bag lunch discussion for juvenile (delinquency) practitioners is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Rochester Courthouse.

The following people will attend: Judge Susan Ashley, Judge Barbara Maloney, Court Clerk Cheryll Andrews, Deputy Clerk Maryann Palmer, DJJS Field Administrator Dan French, and JPPO Supervisor Richard Long.

This presentation is open to all stakeholders in this area of law to include public defenders, prosecutors, private defense attorneys, school district representatives, juvenile probation and parole officers.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Cheryll Andrews or Maryann Palmer by Sept. 11, 2017.

Sept. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.

NH e-Court Project: Tips and Tools Workshops

NH e-Court

Do you have questions about e-filing in New Hampshire courts? The NH Judicial Branch is continuing to hold a series of workshops for attorneys and their support staff related to the e-filing system at the NH Bar Center. Upcoming sessions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Bar Center
1 - 3 p.m.

To sign up, please contact Kim Brackett.


NHWBA 20th Annual Fall Reception – 10/5

Chief Justice Dalianis

The NH Women’s Bar Association invites members and friends to attend the NHWBA annual reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Concord Country Club. The 2017 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award will be presented to NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis.

Space is limited and tickets are required. RSVP online.

Suggested Reading

When the Government Fights Itself in Court
Tony Mauro of examines this phenomenon in light of recent labor cases. Read more.

Retirements Likely to Increase Pressures on Overworked Government Lawyers
A new report from Thomson Reuters finds that fewer resources and tighter budgets are making it more difficult for government attorneys to manage an ever-increasing and more diverse workload. A press release and white paper summarize the findings. View an infographic that outlines key survey results.

A healing response to 'The Lawyer, the Addict'
By now, most lawyers have read or heard about the recent New York Times article, “The Lawyer, the Addict.” An ABA Journal op-ed examines some solutions to the challenges that face attorneys. Read more.
RELATED: Another ABA Journal article notes the TV show “Better Call Saul” offers an all-too-realistic glimpse into the stress and mental health issues faced by attorneys. Read more (NOTE: contains spoilers).

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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