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August 19, 2015

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The Rockingham County Bar Association is hosting a retirement event for Ray Taylor, the Clerk of the Rockingham Superior Court, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Exeter Inn.

Contact Susan Lowry, RCBA treasurer, to RSVP. Pricing and other details to come.


Under Construction
See Bar News article* detailing upcoming improvements to the "File and Serve" interface used by lawyers for the NH e-Court project. While the portal is being worked on in September and October, users who access it from Google Chrome will need to switch to a different browser.

*Article by Gina Belmont, senior administrator of the NH Circuit Court.



A family facing eviction?
Single mother of two is facing eviction from rented mobile home. She would like to remain in the rental until she is able to locate other housing. Contact Janice Rabchenuk.

A client facing a small claims lawsuit?
Client is being sued by ex-landlord for unpaid rent from 2011-2015. Client states she has paid the rent, but needs advice on her options. Case is in Rochester District Court with a pre-trial hearing on August 26. Contact Janice Rabchenuk.



Add a description This annual award is presented to the nominee who best exhibits a high degree of professionalism; possesses an outstanding level of knowledge about their job; has motivation that exceeds expectations; is considered a role model for other paralegals; and promotes paralegal work as a profession.

Nominations should be in the form of a one-page narrative and should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 31 to ddestefano@nhbar.org or by mail to:
NHBA Paralegal Award
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-3502

The Paralegal Award will be presented during the luncheon at the Paralegal Association's Annual Meeting in September 2015.




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 secure communication and document sharing with clients.

If you are already using MyCase, please email us and tell us what you think.



Still need to report credits to complete the requirements for the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 reporting year? What are you waiting for? Summer is almost over, and September will surely fly by.

If you have not completed your credits, submitted an affidavit, and paid the $10 administrative fee by Oct. 1, a delinquency fee of $100 will accrue for noncompliance. As of November 2, an additional $200 fee is assessed (Total in fees owed: $300); As of December 2, an additional $200 fee is assessed (Total owed $500).

For those still not in compliance after December 2, 2015, the NHMCLE Board, per SC Rule 53, notifies the Supreme Court of continued 2015 noncompliance and requests the Court to order suspensions from the license to practice law.



Daniel Webster
The NH Bar Association International Law Section seeks nominations for the 2015 Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Award.

This award honors a NH Bar member "whose contribution to international law demonstrates the spirit of Daniel Webster and whose good works help elevate the standing of the legal profession and serve as an inspiration to others."

Nominations may be made by any member of the NH Bar, with or without notice to the nominee.

Submissions should include a description of the contributions made by the nominee and be sent by Oct. 9 to Robert Cheney.



SOLACESOLACE (Support Of Lawyers/Legal Personnel All Concern Encouraged) is a mutual help network of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Whenever you learn of a lawyer, judge, courthouse or law firm employee or family member who has suffered a loss, illness or injury and has an unmet need, you can post a message on the SOLACE form. The moderators of the list will screen queries and distribute appropriate requests through an e-mail to all participating lawyers in the NHBA.

SOLACE IS there to assist those in the legal community with immediate needs arising from a crisis event in a colleague's life, such as: a need for clothes lost in a fire; blood donations due to an injury or illness; a need for transportation or lodging during a hospital stay in a city away from home, or any of a myriad of other unique or unusual needs.

SOLACE IS NOT for public service announcements; prayer lists; cash fundraisers; or to find employment for someone.


Correction: Strafford County Brown Bag re: Felonies First

Bar News  misspelled the name of Strafford County Superior Court Clerk Kimberly Myers in an item about a Sept. 10 brown bag program for criminal law practitioners at the courthouse. Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau will discuss the Felonies First procedural changes resulting from SB124-FN. Felonies First will roll out in Strafford and Cheshire counties starting Jan. 1, 2016.

Myers' contact information for the brown bag is kmyers@courts.state.nh.us.



NLRB Decision on College Athletes' Unionization 'Surprising'
Sports Illustrated writer and UNH Law faculty member Michael McCann breaks down the agency's decision to stay on the sidelines and its implications. Read more.

The Civil Disobedience of Double Parking
Double parking is rife in neighborhoods of New York City and police usually ignore it. National Review reflects on what this says about the role of government vs. the people in regulating daily life. Read more.

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NHBA Insurance Agency
You Protect Your Clients and We Protect You. Exclusively Serving Association Members. Suzanne Morand, AIA, CIC, Senior Account Executive (866) 642-2292, smorand@nhbar.org.

Martin, Lord & Osman
Alternative Dispute Resolution - Mediation, Arbitration, Neutral Evaluation. David S. Osman, (603) 527-9154.



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