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Nominations for Midyear Meeting Awards

Can you think of a colleague who deserves recognition for his or her hard work, dedication and professionalism? Please submit a nomination for one or more of the following awards by Friday, Dec. 8, to Allison Borowy:

  • Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service - presented to an attorney from a small firm (four or fewer attorneys) who has exhibited dedication and devotion to community by giving of their time and talents, legal or otherwise.
  • Distinguished Service to the Public Award - presented to the nominee who best exhibits service to the public on behalf of the administration of justice.
  • Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law Award - please see nomination form for eligibility and criteria.

These awards will be presented at the NHBA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 16, 2018, in Manchester.

Business Law/Business Litigations Articles

Business Law Section

The December issue of Bar News will feature a special section on business law and business litigation. Topics can range from contracts and business taxation to startups and succession planning. Please contact the editor now with article proposals. The copy deadline will be Nov. 22.

Note: Family law article proposals are still being reviewed. Get in touch this week if you are interested in being a contributor to the November special section on family law topics.

Grow Your Client Base

If you haven’t already signed up for the Modest Means Legal Program, isn’t it about time? Start receiving referrals for clients with “modest means” who are pre-qualified to pay up to $125 per hour for legal help. It’s free to join, there are no percentage fees, and you can decline referrals at any time.

Learn more about the NHBA’s Modest Means Legal Program. Contact Sheila Vermacy with questions or to get started.

Divorce Camp: Low-Cost, Surefire Training – 10/23

This popular three-part Pro Bono training is happening over three consecutive Mondays (3-6:30 p.m.) starting Oct. 23. An all-star lineup of family law attorneys – Catherine Shanelaris, Pamela Peterson, James Ferro, Judith Fairclough and Andrea Labonte – will share their experience and knowledge about divorce and parenting law through lectures, discussions and simulations. Also, get a “View from the Bench” from Judge Charles Greenhalgh.

Space is limited and will be filled soon at the low price of $90 for the series. Learn more and register.

Oct. 23 – Session I
Oct. 30 – Session II
Nov. 6 – Session III
3:00 -
6:30 p.m.
Bar Center
Concord
455 NHMCLE General Minutes & 90 Ethics/Prof Minutes

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Single mother in Concord would like assistance in establishing a parenting plan for 2-year-old child. Both parties reside in Concord. Contact Janice.

Disabled Manchester resident on fixed income is facing eviction due to a mix-up with his SSDI check. He would like help defending against the eviction and negotiating a settlement with the landlord. Contact Carolann.

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.

FROM THE COURT

Court Informational Videos

Did you know the NH Judicial Branch has a library of informational videos covering topics including pretrial processes for motor vehicle violations, filing and responding to protective orders, and first appearances in parenting cases? Video index page.

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.

OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

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.

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

Suggested Reading

Suggested Listening: More Perfect
Season 2 of this popular SCOTUS podcast from Radiolab is now available online. Listen.

Can an 11-Year-Old Girl Consent to Sex?
French law says yes. Author Valentine Faure writes about it in this New York Times op-ed. 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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