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Pro Bono Moments – 9/22

Judge Cassavechia

Deadline extended. Please help the NH Bar Association raise awareness during Pro Bono Month in October by sending a few sentences about your favorite “Pro Bono Moment” to Describe a moment when your pro bono service – whether through the NHBA Pro Bono program or not – was particularly gratifying or memorable. Maybe it was in the courtroom, or maybe it was later, when you had time to reflect or received a heartfelt thank-you.

These “moments” will become part of a feature in the October issue of Bar News and may be shared via social media. Submissions can be made anonymously.

Help us celebrate the volunteer spirit of NH attorneys.

Avoid Late Fees – 9/1

Late fees increase sharply for outstanding annual attorney licensure obligations after Sept. 1.

By Supreme Court rule, additional late fees of $250 each will be levied for failure to complete the NHMCLE affidavit and trust account compliance form. In addition, those attorneys who have not paid their NH Supreme Court fees, NHBA dues, and/or assessed late fees will be charged $50.

Members are encouraged to check the MyNHBar portal to verify that all of their obligations are complete, pay fees and dues and file required forms. A red bar on your MyNHBar portal means you are delinquent.

For assistance, please contact or Also, members may call (603) 715-3279 or stop in to the Bar Association between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for assistance.

Bar News Seeks ADR & Family Law Articles

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution

The October issue of Bar News will feature a special section on Alternative Dispute Resolution. There is limited space still available for article contributions. If you have an idea for an informative article on a topic in this area, please contact Editor Kristen Senz this week. Deadline is Sept. 25.

The November issue of Bar News will include a special section on family law. Please contact the editor soon if you are interested in contributing. Article deadline is Oct. 23.

CLE: Ethical Concerns with the Latest Technology - 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.

Trauma-Informed Practice CLE – 10/19

Join the DOVE Project for a special half-day CLE program, “Representing Trauma Victims: Cultivating a Trauma-informed Practice.”

DOVE attorneys, family law practitioners, and their support staff will learn how to view clients through a trauma-informed lens, to avoid re-victimization. Faculty will provide an overview of professional responsibility when a client’s behavior is adverse to advice provided and offer insight into how trauma impacts victims on neurobiological, physical and emotional levels.

Cost is $50 for attorneys who agree to accept two DOVE/Stalking restraining order cases, or one divorce/parenting case, within the next year, or current Pro Bono and DOVE volunteers. Price includes breakfast, refreshments, and written materials. Register online.

Oct. 19
9 a.m. -
1 p.m.
165 NHMCLE General Minutes & 60 Ethics/Prof Minutes

Criminal Record Annulment Help Needed

A Pro Bono client in Manchester needs help with annulments of felony convictions and misdemeanors from the 1990s in Manchester District Court and Hillsborough County Superior Court North. The most recent criminal charges are from 2006. DMV record may impact eligibility; client will need advice on his options. Please contact Carolann if you can help.

A Pro Bono client in Grafton County has a violation in Plymouth District Court that he would like expunged. Please contact Carolann.


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/public defenders, school district representatives, juvenile probation and parole officers.

RSVP to Cheryll Andrews or Maryann Palmer by Monday, Sept. 11.

Sept. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.

Bar Foundation Annual Dinner – 9/12

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner

Tickets are now available for the 2017 New Hampshire Bar Foundation Annual Dinner.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Manchester Country Club, to honor John B. Garvey as the 2017 Frank Rowe Kenison Award recipient and Rory J. Parnell as the 2017 Robert E. Kirby Award recipient.

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

For information on ticket sales or sponsor opportunities, contact Lisha Brosseau, (603) 715-3210.

Honor a Paralegal – 8/31

Judge Cassavechia

The Paralegal Association of New Hampshire (PANH) is accepting nominations for its Paralegal of the Year Award. The nominee should be a member of PANH who promotes the paralegal profession through leadership, education and networking, and who carries a high level of professionalism and exceeds expectations.

Send a one-page nomination to PANH at by Aug. 31. The winner of the Paralegal of the Year Award will be announced at the PANH Annual Meeting on Sept. 15. Visit the PANH website for more information about membership.

Suggested Reading

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