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Friedman Pro Bono Award Nominations – 9/15

In celebration of national Pro Bono Week, the UNH School of Law and NHBA Pro Bono Program seek to honor the accomplishments of a UNH Law graduate and NH Bar member who exemplifies the commitment to public service of Bruce Friedman, the late founder of the law school’s civil practice clinic. Award criteria.

To make a nomination, please send a letter of no more than two pages to Ginny Martin for committee review. Additional material or information may be provided, not to exceed eight pages. Nominations are due by noon, Friday, Sept. 15.

The award will be presented at a special reception on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the law school.

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  • consumer law
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  • criminal misdemeanors
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  • family law
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  • small business organization
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It’s free to join. No obligations to accept referrals or pay percentage fees. Learn more. Sign up today by calling (603) 715-3235 or emailing

NHMCLE Tip: ART Entry Error


To make a change or deletion on the 2017-2018 My Record page for non-NH Bar courses:

  • Go to the My Record page through the NH Bar member portal;
  • Double-click on the course name in question;
  • Change the appropriate field in the pop-up box; and
  • Click “Update” or “Delete” on the bottom of the pop-up box to save the changes.

The changes should show on the My Record page immediately. Changes to My Record for prior years must be made by the NHMCLE office. Changes to NHBA CLE courses must be made by the NHBA•CLE registrar.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Rockingham County Unfiled Divorce. Mother of three residing in Portsmouth would like assistance in filing for divorce. Spouse moved down south and has had little to no contact with the children. Client has address for service. Please contact Janice.

Criminal Record Annulments. Volunteers needed for clients in Grafton, Hillsborough North and Rockingham (Salem) counties. If you can help any of these individuals in expunging their records and moving forward, please contact Janice.

Landlord Tenant Help. Client in Merrimack County in need of help to preserve rental housing until October and negotiate with landlord. Please contact Janice.

“The Cyborgs Are Coming!” CLE – 9/8


Stuart Teicher, "the CLE Performer," understands the cutting-edge technological concerns that are shifting the practice of law and causing ethical headaches for sophisticated lawyers. Join Stuart as he navigates the latest, and sometimes not-so-greatest, issues in technology and attorney ethics.

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Sept. 8
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
180 NHMCLE Ethics/Prof. Minutes

Attend in Person or via Live Webcast.

Community News in Bar News

Let us share your news! The monthly New Hampshire Bar News aims to provide NH Bar members with timely news and information about the association, NH law, the courts, and the legal community. NHBA members are encouraged to submit news about nonprofit board appointments, new offices, awards, job changes, etc., at any time to Donna Parker.

Share tips, ideas, and letters. Do you have an idea for topic you would like to see covered or a person you think should be profiled in Bar News? Do you have a comment on an article we published? Please contact Editor Kristen Senz.


Supreme Court Seeks Comment on Rules – 9/29

The NH Supreme Court seeks comment on the following proposed rule amendments:

  1. a suggestion to amend Criminal Procedure (Felonies First Counties) Rule 12(b)(1)(B); and
  2. recommendations for proposed rule amendments made by the NH Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules in its Aug. 1, 2017 Report to the Court, which relate to Attorney Discipline (Index of Complaints) and Superior Court Rules (Defects in Filings, Relation-Back, Permissive Counterclaims, Appearances, Request for Admissions, Life Expectancy Tables and Requests for Admissions).

Members of the bench, bar, legislature, executive branch or public may file comments by Friday, Sept. 29, on the proposed rule amendments with the Supreme Court.

Admin Order on Video Hearings – 8/17

Issued Aug. 17, Superior Court Administrative Order 2017-02 by Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, relative to hearings conducted by video conference, supersedes and replaced Administrative Order 2011-49.

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.


Bar Foundation Dinner – Buy Tickets

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner

Purchase tickets today for the 2017 NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Manchester Country Club. Celebrating 40 years of honoring justice!

Proceeds from this event support the charitable missions of the Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Bar Association, to improve access to justice and advance public understanding of the rule of law.

Make Your IOLTA Dollars Count

The NH Bar Foundation reminds NHBA members that IOLTA deposits earn substantially more dollars for charitable purposes at Leadership Circle or Partner Level financial institutions. Leadership banks and credit unions pay 2 percent or more on IOLTA deposits; Partner institutions pay 1 percent or more.

These banks and credit unions contribute above-market interest revenue to support the work of IOLTA grantees such as NH Legal Assistance and the NHBA Pro Bono Program. Even if you do not have an IOLTA account, please consider doing business with Leadership or Partner institutions. Learn more.

The IOLTA Program has generated more than $33 million for civil legal services and public education.

Suggested Reading

Post Bail
America’s justice system runs on the exchange of money for freedom. Some say that’s unfair. But can data fix it? Read more.

Lack of interest in 'You the Jury' TV show mirrors real-life disinterest in jury service
The interactive legal reality TV show was canceled after just two episodes. 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.

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