In This Issue:

NHBA Annual Meeting – 10/28

This daylong event in Portsmouth on Friday, Oct. 28, features CLEs focusing on the future of law and technology and continues the conversation about adapting to a changing legal marketplace that began at the extremely popular Midyear Meeting in March.

Join your colleagues and leading experts in exploring how tech can improve law practice and access to justice. Reconnect with old contacts, make new ones, and celebrate excellence in NH law practice at the annual Honors and Awards luncheon – look for this year’s recipients to be announced soon.

More information and registration online.

Supreme Court 2015-16 Term in Review – 9/28

UNH Law Professor John Greabe will lead a discussion about the US Supreme Court’s historic term – what the Court decided, what it did not decide, and how it is likely to be affected by Justice Scalia’s death and the Senate’s refusal to hold confirmation hearings for President Obama’s replacement nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.

Greabe is a trustee of the NH Institute for Civics Education, and the NH Supreme Court Society. This event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Hopkinton Town Library, Hopkinton, NH.

Town Library
Sept. 28
7 p.m.

Bar News Seeks Family Law Articles – 10/10

The November issue of Bar News will feature a special section on family law. Articles should address developments in the law, recent decisions, areas where family law intersects other practice areas or practical information/tips for other attorneys.

Those interested in contributing should contact Bar News Editor Kristen Senz by Monday, Sept. 26. Drafts should be 800-1,000 words and will be due by Monday, Oct. 24. For more information, please see Bar News submission guidelines.

Business Excellence Award Nominations – 9/15

NH Business Review is accepting nominees for the annual Business Excellence Awards, which celebrate the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of New Hampshire business owners and operators. Submit a nomination by Thursday, Sept. 15. Contact Amanda Andrews to re-submit a past nomination that was not selected.

Goffstown Court Brown Bag – 9/30

Attorneys who practice in Goffstown are invited to attend a brown bag lunch discussion with Judge Edward Tenney who is now presiding judge. The meeting is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Goffstown courthouse.

Please RSVP to Clerk Lynn Killkelley by Friday, Sept. 23.

Elder Law and Medicaid in NH – 9/16

This program will address some complex planning techniques. General practitioners with a basic understanding of Medicaid, powers of attorney and trusts should attend.

Attend in Person or via Live Webcast.

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Sept. 16
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
360 General incl. 60 Ethics NHMCLE Minutes

DOVE Restraining Order CLE – 10/19

The NH Bar Association’s DOVE (Domestic Violence Emergency) Project is hosting a seminar to prepare attorneys to represent victims of domestic violence at final restraining order hearings.

In as little as eight hours of work, attorneys can make all the difference for those living in fear for their safety and sometimes their lives. An interactive training, the seminar features a mock trial presided over by an actual judge, along with an overview of RSA 173-B, practice tips from experienced attorneys and extensive materials. DOVE also provides attorneys with:

  • Mentors
  • Ongoing support
  • Case shadowing
  • Malpractice coverage for DOVE Project cases
  • Trial/courtroom experience (in a discrete area of the law), and
  • The chance to make a difference not only for victims, but also their children.

Register online.

This program is supported by a grant from the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Additional funding provided by the NH Bar Foundation’s IOLTA Program. Views expressed do not reflect the views of the funders.

Oct. 19
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
375 General incl. 75 Ethics NHMCLE Minutes

Questions of the Week

The following question is part of a series designed to gauge members' perspectives of the NH Bar Association to inform the design and content of the association's website, which is currently being redeveloped.

Do you think the NH Bar Association should be more:

A) Forward-thinking                   B) Conservative

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

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

Suggested Reading

A New Wave of Legal Rebels
ABA Journal profiles people who are remaking their corners of the legal profession. Read more.

Are performance-monitoring wearables an affront to workers’ rights?
The Washington Post reports that wearable device use is becoming increasingly common in the workplace to record, analyze and enhance worker productivity, raising concerns among lawyers and labor specialists. 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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