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Bar Foundation Annual Dinner – 9/12

NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner

Last chance to get tickets for the 2017 New Hampshire Bar Foundation Annual Dinner.

Join foundation board members, donors and friends at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the 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.

2018 NHBA Midyear Meeting - 2/16

Judge Cassavechia

Save Friday, February 16, 2018 to join your colleagues at the NHBA Midyear Meeting—the largest Bar Association gathering of the year—for timely CLEs, the Gender Equality Breakfast, and the Honors & Awards Luncheon at the Radisson/Center of NH in Manchester.

Help recognize the good work of New Hampshire attorneys by nominating a colleague for one of the Bar's annual awards:

Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
Distinguished Service to the Public Award
Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law

Submit nominations by Dec. 8. Learn more.

Friedman Pro Bono Award Nominations – 9/15

Judge Cassavechia

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.

The award will be presented at a special reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the law school’s atrium.

Licensure Renewal: Second Late Fee Invoices En Route


Only a small percentage of NH Bar members have outstanding license renewal obligations following the Sept. 1 deadline. To avoid adverse consequences, including license suspension, those members are urged to login to the MyNHBar portal and complete the necessary steps.

If you are not sure whether you have completed the annual licensure renewal requirements, login to your MyNHBar portal. Green or red status bars indicate compliance or noncompliance with NHMCLE, Trust Accounting Compliance, and payment of NH Supreme Court fees/NHBA dues. If you still see red, act now.

For more information, visit, email for TAC or invoice questions, email for NHMCLE questions or visit the Bar Center for assistance between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Manchester DV victim needs help in family court. Spanish-speaking client was granted a restraining order several months ago and has been waiting for a volunteer to help with her filed parenting matter. A court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28. Pro Bono can cover interpreter costs. Please contact Margaret if you can help this mother of two.

Senior citizen needs estate-planning assistance. Elderly client in Manchester in need of advanced directives and advice on simple estate-planning issues. Please contact Carolann.


Contract Mediator Opportunity – 10/1

The NH Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration is currently accepting applications for mediators to contract with the NH Circuit Court for Family Division mediation assignments. Assignments will include mediations ordered pursuant to RSA 458:15-c and RSA 461-A. Payment for these mediations will be made under Family Division Rule 2.13 and Supreme Court Rule 48-B.

Qualified applicants must be certified by Oct. 1, 2017, by the NH Family Mediation Certification Board pursuant to RSA 328-C. Experience in mediating divorce, legal separation and parenting issues, as well as the ability for travel is necessary. Mediators will likely mediate one day a month on the Seacoast, but may be assigned elsewhere as needed. View the application. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1.

Portsmouth District Stakeholder Meeting – 10/18

A roundtable discussion for Portsmouth district court practitioners is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18.

This presentation is open to all stakeholders in this area of law to include public defenders, prosecutors, private defense attorneys, probation and parole officers, law enforcement, seacoast mental health and the department of corrections.

In attendance will be Judge Sawako Gardner, Court Clerk Diane Caron, Deputy Clerk Marcia Chin and Court Assistant Joanne Sullivan.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Diane Caron or Marcia Chin by Oct. 11, 2017.

Oct. 18
2 - 3 p.m.

King Lecture – 9/19

The trustees of the NH Supreme Court Society cordially invite you to the 2017 King Lecture Series presented by Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals, joined by David Souter, retired justice of the US Supreme Court. They will be sharing their views on the role of the state courts and the state constitutions within the framework of our federal constitution.

Leave extra time to get through courthouse security. Seating is strictly limited and advance reservations are required. RSVP to Kayla Eckhoff by Wednesday, Sept. 13, (603) 410-4354.

Sept. 19
US District Court of New Hampshire
3rd Floor Courtroom Concord
3-4:15 p.m.
Reception to follow
Doors open: 2:30 p.m.

Harvey Relief

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an order allowing out-of-state lawyers (licensed and in good standing in any other US jurisdiction) to practice in Texas temporarily to provide legal assistance to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

For a summary of information on national mobilization of legal relief efforts, visit the ABA Hurricane Harvey Relief resource page.

Suggested Reading

Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest
The New York Times reports on the increase in arrests among seniors, particularly those suffering from dementia. Read more.

The Murder That Won’t Die reports on a new Netflix documentary that aims to explain how false confessions happen. 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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