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Marilyn Mahoney to Receive Pro Bono Award

Manchester family law attorney Marilyn Mahoney of Harvey & Maloney Law Offices in Manchester has been selected to receive the 2017 Bruce E. Friedman Pro Bono Award. This award is given each year by the NH Bar Association and UNH School of Law to recognize a UNH Law graduate and NHBA member who has made significant and exemplary contributions to the delivery of volunteer legal services to the vulnerable and needy.

The award will be presented during a special Pro Bono Week event, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the atrium at UNH Law.

LRS Seeks ERISA Lawyers

Judge Cassavechia

The NH Lawyer Referral Service is seeking attorneys to receive referrals for potential clients with ERISA cases in all areas of the state. LRS frequently receives calls from people who need attorneys in this specialized area. If you have experience in this area of law, carry malpractice insurance, and would like pre-screened referrals, contact Sheila Vermacy by email or phone at (603) 715-3235.

CLEs on Family and Securities Law Next Week

NHBA•CLE Learn@Lunch webcast

Initial Client Interview Fundamentals - Family Law & Civil Litigation

Oct. 3
Noon - 1 p.m.
60 NHMCLE General Minutes

Find out more or register.

Hidden Securities Law Concerns in Routine Corporate Transactions

Oct. 5
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
180 General NHMCLE + 60 Ethics Minutes

Find out more or register for the In-Person Event, or participate via Live Webcast.

Pro Bono Help Needed on Criminal Annulments

Client has a misdemeanor from 2012 in Hillsborough District Court. She would like to improve employment prospects and set an example for her children by clearing her record. If you can help, please contact Carolann.

Manchester client with felony charges from 2009 needs advice about or assistance in annulling her criminal record. She also has a few misdemeanors; all but one were nolle prosequi. Please contact Carolann.

Solo & Small Firm Cybersecurity Guide

Improving the security of your firm’s data doesn’t have to be overwhelming and expensive. The “Solo and Small Firm Cybersecurity Guide,” published in the latest issue of NH Bar News, provides the latest info on ethical obligations and technology tips for small law firms (the linked PDF version contains live links to various tools and resources).

This guide launches an effort to produce more content specifically for small firms.

RELATED: Threats to data security can also include border searches.

Register for Divorce Camp

This popular three-part Pro Bono training is happening over three consecutive Mondays, beginning on Oct. 23. Don’t miss the chance to learn about divorce law from our knowledgeable faculty through lectures, discussions and simulations. Space is limited and will be filled soon at the low price of $90 for the series.

Oct. 23 – Session I
Oct. 30 – Session II
Nov. 6 – Session III
3:00 -
6:30 p.m.
Bar Center

Learn more and register.


Rules Order Precedes Supreme Court e-Filing

Judge Cassavechia

Electronic filing of NH Supreme Court documents is expected to begin in January 2018. E-filing of new Supreme Court cases will be mandatory for all attorneys. In preparation for this change, on Thursday, Sept. 21, the NH Supreme Court issued Order R-2017-006, asking for comments on the rules that have been proposed to govern the e-filing process.

Comments on the suggested rules may be submitted on or before Monday, Oct. 23. Email comments or file an original and a copy at the court.

Following review of all comments, the Court intends to adopt the final rules for the e-filing process by mid-November, at which time they will be posted on the court’s website.

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 due by Oct. 1.


Red Mass, Seminar & Reception

Bishop Peter A. Libasci and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire invite all members of the judicial, legal, law enforcement, and legislative communities to gather with those who administer law in the Church to the annual Red Mass on Thursday, Oct. 26, in Manchester. Following the Red Mass, the Guild invite all to a reception at Devine Millimet.

The Guild also will host a CLE seminar on "The Trial of Galileo," presented by attorney Mark Attorri. This 1.5 hour seminar will begin immediately before the Red Mass at 3:15 p.m. in the Hall of Saint Joseph Cathedral on the basement level.

There is no charge for the reception or seminar, but please RSVP by Oct. 13. Learn more/respond.

Oct. 26
CLE: 3:15 p.m
Red Mass: 5:15 p.m

Suggested Reading

Judge Overturns Local Law Banning Drones Over Small Town
Newton, Massachusetts, wanted drone pilots to get permission to fly at or below 400 feet. Read more at Interested in this topic? Check out our Drone Law CLEtoGo program.

Should a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?
A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the “sensible” decision. Read at

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