NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

In this Issue

NH e-Court Project Update & Tip Sessions

The following NH e-Court Project updates took effect Aug. 30:

  • File and Serve upgrade sets e-File and Serve as the default for existing cases.
  • American Express is now accepted for e-Filed cases.

The NH Judicial Branch will host demonstrations/e-filing tip sessions at the NH Bar Center from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 29. These are designed for paralegals and lawyers who are new to Circuit Court e-filing or for those who want to begin learning about the e-filing process in advance of future case types moving online. If you plan to attend, please email Kim Brackett.

NHBA Annual Meeting – New Lower Pricing!

Attend a full day of thought-provoking programming about technology and the future of law AND get tickets to the Honors and Awards Luncheon and the evening reception, all for just $225. See full pricing details below for the 2016 NHBA Annual Meeting on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth.

Annual Meeting Pricing
$225 Full Day
(includes lunch, both CLEs & evening reception)
$139 Morning CLE Only
(no lunch included)
$99 Afternoon CLE Only
(no lunch included)
$40 Lunch Only
$25 Evening Reception
Purchase separately

Register online or download the registration form.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Rockingham County Will. Elderly single woman in Londonderry would like to do a will and other advance directives. Please contact Janice.

Concord Divorce. Client with four children looking for assistance in filing for a divorce. Parties own a condo in Concord. Please contact Janice.

NHWBA Fall Reception – 10/13

The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association will host its Fall Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Concord Country Club. The reception will include the presentation of the Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award to Jennifer Parent, a director at McLane Middleton and a past president of the NH Bar Association. The reception will also include the presentation of the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship to second-year UNH Law student Christine Hilliard. RSVPs for the event are appreciated and can be submitted online.

Thursday
Oct. 13
5:30 -
7:30 p.m.

Felonies First Brown Bag – 9/15

Merrimack County Superior Court is hosting a brown bag discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, for prosecutors and defense attorneys in preparation for the rollout of the Felonies First legislation in Merrimack County on Jan. 1, 2017.

NH Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau and other court staff will be available to answer questions and provide some information on the roll out procedure.

AOC Hiring General Counsel – 9/9

The NH Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has an opening for general counsel, to serve as the in-house counsel to provide legal advice and analysis for the AOC, which serves as the business component of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch, and for the trial courts in matters of administration including but not limited to personnel matters, threatened civil actions against employees, administrative staff and judicial officers for acts in the course of employment, and other matters not related to the adjudicative function of the trial courts.

Looking for more job openings? Check the NHBA Classifieds.

Fight the Paper CLE – 9/8

National technology expert Paul Unger is coming to New Hampshire to teach New Hampshire lawyers about going paperless and giving powerful Powerpoint presentations in a back-to-back CLE event on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the NH Bar Center. Register now.

Attend both programs and get a special price.

ABA Future of Legal Services Report

Have you seen the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services’ final report? The NH Bar Association is interested in receiving thoughts and feedback on the commission’s recommendations. Which of the 12 recommendations do you most support? You can learn about the Commission’s findings and recommendations and find a full version of the report.

Please send responses to news@nhbar.org.

Bar Foundation Annual Dinner

Judge Barbadoro
Judge Barbadoro
Anthony Galdieri
Anthony Galdieri

Join your colleagues in celebrating the achievements of this year’s Kirby award recipient, Anthony Galdieri of Nixon Peabody, and Kenison award recipient, US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro, at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Center of NH in Manchester. Tickets are $95 (discounted tickets are available for new attorneys).

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members.

Wednesday
Sept. 21
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Question of the Week

The following question falls into the category of “just for fun” and is meant to help foster understanding among members of the bar. All poll responses are anonymous.

What is your first reaction when thinking about it being “back to school” time?

Finally. That was a long summer with so much to juggle.
Already? I wish the kids could stay home a few more weeks.
I’ll miss spending time with my grandchildren.
Kids? I can’t afford kids. I have student loans.

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

How many hours do you spend working at your law-related job per week on average?

Suggested Reading

The Court that Rules the World
A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Read part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation.

NH joins a number of states requiring more civics lessons
The Union Leader published this lengthy report back in July. A good reminder with Constitution Day coming up Sept. 17. 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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