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September 9, 2015

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Chief Justice Dalianis
Kick off the fall with the NH Bar Foundation's "Celebrating Justice in New Hampshire" Annual Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Chief Justice Linda S. Dalianis will receive the 2015 Frank Rowe Kenison award, following an introduction by Justice Gary Hicks.

Also to be honored:
Jonathan Eck - 2015 Robert E. Kirby Award; and Richard Cohen who will be recognized for his accomplishments working for the Disability Rights Center of New Hampshire.

Buy your tickets online. (Discount for new lawyers.)

Can't attend? Show your support by becoming a sponsor for the Foundation's only fundraising event. Learn about Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities.



Help End the Wait: Take a Pro Bono Case
Merrimack County Small Claims (following two unsuccessful eviction attempts). Household of four with two young children want to stay in current residence. Children are established in the local school. Client got behind in rent when she was hospitalized. Landlord is suing the client for back rent through a small claims action. The amounts are in dispute and the landlord has refused to accept partial payments for back rent. Appearance and Answer due by Sept. 21. Please contact Pam Dodge.

Estate Planning in Manchester. Client would like to update her will. Her last will was prepared in 1999. She would also like to establish a Power of Attorney for healthcare and financial matters. Client also has specific bequests for her service dog and other personal property to go to the Salvation Army. Client has no transportation. Please contact Carolann Wooding.



The NHBA Gender Equality Committee is presenting a free workshop to help attorneys learn and practice job negotiation skills. The program, taking place at UNH Law, will feature role-playing scenarios involving job interviews, job offers, lateral hires and negotiating circumstances of employment, such as flexible scheduling and work assignments.

The workshop is offered in conjunction with the Student Women's Bar Association and will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the law school in Concord. Questions? Email Rosemarie Atwood.



Article proposals for the annual ADR issue of Bar News are now being accepted. Drafts will be due Monday, Sept. 28. Can you share some useful tips or methods? Would you be willing to write about ADR in the context of the complex marital docket? Do you have other article ideas? Email Editor Kristen Senz.



Thursday
Oct. 8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
22 Country Club Ln
Concord
The NH Women's Bar Association will hold its 18th Annual Fall Reception at The Concord Country Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. Associate NH Attorney General Jane Young will be presented with the 2015 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award, presented annually to an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire. The Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship will be presented to Lyndsay Robinson, a second-year law student at UNH School of Law.

The reception is open to the public. RSVP to NHWBA Executive Director Gretchen Pyles.



UNH Law and the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program are seeking nominations for the Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award, to be presented in October.

The award is presented to a UNH Law graduate licensed to practice law in New Hampshire who has made "significant and exemplary contributions" to the delivery of volunteer legal services through direct representation or through support of the institutions and systems for delivery of pro bono legal services in New Hampshire.

Nominations are due by noon Monday, Sept. 21. Send a narrative (no more than two pages) to Ginny Martin, with "Friedman Award" in the subject line. Additional material or information (newspaper articles, etc.) may be provided, not to exceed eight pages.

The award will be presented at a reception held at the UNH Law Center on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (time TBA).



Thursday
Oct. 22
5:15 p.m.
190 Meetinghouse Rd
Bedford
New Hampshire's annual Red Mass takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford. Following the Red Mass, the Catholic Lawyers Guild will hold a dinner at the Manchester Country Club at which Robert E. Dunn, Jr. of Devine Millimet in Concord will be presented with the St. Thomas More Award, and Sergeant Carlos Camacho of the Nashua Police Department with the St. Michael Award.

For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/RedMass. RSVP and purchase tickets to the dinner by October 1 at www.RedMass.eventbrite.com.



Complete NHMCLE requirements for the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 reporting year by Oct. 1 to avoid late fees.

21 days remain to
  1. Assure attended courses are entered in your ART Account at www.nhmcle.org;
  2. File Affidavit of Compliance and
  3. Pay the NHMCLE annual fee.
All three steps must be completed by midnight, October 1, 2015 to avoid the $100 late fee.

See www.nhbar.org/nhmcle for information about NH Supreme Court Rule 53 Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements.



Free Comic Book Explains How Copyright Complicates Art
Female superhero Akiko learns to differentiate between "fair use" and copyright infringement on her quest to make a documentary. Learn more.

Warrant Required for Cell-Phone Tracer Devices
The US Department of Justice has a new policy governing how its investigators can use "cell-site simulators" to access cellphone numbers. Read more.

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