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September 16, 2015

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Chief Justice Linda Dalianis
Jonathan Eck
Richard Cohen
Chief Justice Dalianis
Jonathan Eck
Richard Cohen
Join your colleagues from the bench and bar for the NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17 honoring Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Dalianis, who is receiving the Frank Rowe Kenison award.

Buy tickets online for the event, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Grappone Center. (Discounted tickets for new lawyers.) Jonathan Eck will receive the Robert E. Kirby award and retiring DRC executive director Richard Cohen also will be recognized. The brief program will be followed by networking and a casual dinner.


ALERT: Attention attorneys - Effective Sept. 1, Google Chrome is no longer supported for electronic case filing. The NH Judicial Branch will be working on a software upgrade through early November 2015. View a list of compatible browsers.

Sept. 22
12:30-1:30 p.m.
2 Pillsbury St
Prosecutors and defense attorneys: change is coming to criminal practice in New Hampshire. Join your colleagues in a discussion about the future and how the NHBA Criminal Justice Section can help shape it.

A light lunch will be provided. The agenda focuses on planning section activities for the year ahead. RSVP by Sept. 18 to Patty Frechette.

Help End the Wait: Take a Pro Bono Case
Mother wants to see her children. Client signed voluntary guardianship of her two children to her parents with parenting time for herself one day a week and weekends. She has not been able to see the children, and parents recently filed a motion for supervised visitation. Case is in Brentwood Court. Email Janice.

Eviction defense in Coos County. Family in Berlin is anxious to find a new situation; many issues with eviction procedure. Clients need help negotiating with landlord to avoid having the eviction on record. Email Janice.

Join us this Friday! Hear from and communicate directly with three NH Superior Court Justices on a wide range of issues affecting litigation practice. The panel, moderated by Russ Hilliard, will feature Hon. Amy Ignatius, Hon. John Kissinger and Hon. Charles Temple.

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Sept. 18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 Pillsbury St
Concord NH 03301
150 General NHMCLE Minutes & 60 Ethics/
Prof. Minutes

Register to attend in person or participate via live webcast.

Visit our Upcoming Programs List and CLE Online Catalog for more programs.

The NH Pro Bono Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project is participating as a team in the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" fundraising event for the second year, with volunteers and staff participating. Please consider supporting the DOVE team as a team member or support it with a donation. The event raises funds to help victims of domestic violence flourish as survivors.

The event takes place at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, Rollins Park, in Concord.

Three steps must be completed by midnight, Oct. 1, 2015, to avoid late fees for non-compliance with Supreme Court Rule 53 - NH Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirement.

That's 14 days left to finish the reporting and certification process for the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 reporting period.
  1. Attend and enter Rule 53 courses into your activated ART Account;
  2. File your online ART Affidavit of Compliance and
  3. Pay the online NHMCLE annual fee.
Members who are not compliant on Oct. 2 will face $100 late fee assessments. Members who have been on active status for nine months or more from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 must comply. Check Rule 53.2 A and B to verify your reporting status.

See www.nhbar.org/nhmcle for information about the ART system.

Disclaimer: This is unrelated to requirements for payment of mandatory association dues and court fees and/or the annual Trust Account Compliance filing.

John Oliver on Public Defenders
The Host of HBO's Last Week Tonight discusses problems with Gideon as only he can. Read more.

Divided Infringement: A Stronger Sword for Plaintiffs
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has established a new test for "divided" patent infringement. Read more.

Second Circuit Splits With Fifth Circuit Setting Up Possible Supreme Court Review
Are Internal Whistleblowers Protected Under Dodd-Frank? Read more.

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