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October 14, 2015

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Oct. 26
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
505 Amherst St
As part of its "Touching the Future: Presidential Primary 1916-2016" series, the Community College System of New Hampshire will present "Civic Engagement and Education in American Democracy."

Participants will include:
  • The Honorable David H. Souter, Retired Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Honorable Judd A. Gregg, United States Senator from NH, 1993-2011
  • NH Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan
  • Jamie Merisotis, CEO of the Lumina Foundation
  • Tom Raffio, CEO of NE Delta Dental and Co-chair of the NH Coalition for Business and Education
  • Ross Gittell, Chancellor, Community College System of NH
  • Lucille Jordan, President, Nashua Community College
For more information, please email events@ccsnh.edu.

Oct. 19, Oct. 26 & Nov. 9
3 - 6:30 p.m.
2 Pillsbury St
What do former participants say about Pro Bono's three-night, hands-on Divorce Camp CLE?

"Extremely worthwhile."
"VERY helpful and informative... takes you through the (divorce) process step-by-step."
"I wish it were longer."
"Enjoyed all aspects of the program."
"The instructors are very knowledgeable and engaging."
"A good 'crash course' on the basics."
Register now for this popular CLE series. (You must agree to take a Pro Bono case.) Contact Margaret for more information.

The deadline for the NH Bar Foundation's 2016 Justice Grants have been extended to Nov. 20.

The NH Bar Foundation is now accepting grant applications from New Hampshire nonprofit organizations and/or programs that encourage innovation in the administration of justice, provide community education about the law and improve access to the legal system.

For more information, visit www.nhbarfoundation.org or contact the foundation at (603) 715-3210.

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Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
Honoring the memory of Vickie M. Bunnell, this award is presented to an attorney from a solo or small firm (four or fewer attorneys) recognizing outstanding community service.

Distinguished Service to the Public Award
This award is 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
This award honors achievement by a member of the New Hampshire Bar or an agency or organization in the government, public interest or nonprofit sector employing NH Bar members.

(See Award details for past recipients and criteria for all NHBA awards.)

Submit nominations by Dec. 19 to: ddestefano@nhbar.org (NHBA Midyear Meeting Awards in subject line); or mail to: Denice DeStefano, NH Bar Association, 2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-3502.

These awards will be presented at the Midyear Membership Meeting March 3 or 4, 2016.

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.

This workshop is not intended to qualify for CLE credit.

Help End the Wait: Take a Pro Bono CaseCheshire County estate planning. Disabled client in the Keene area would like to draw up a will and other advanced directives.

Advanced directive needed - Hillsborough North. Client needs financial Power of Attorney over her husband who is in a nursing home and can no longer manage their affairs.

If you can help, please contact Carolann.

Oct. 28
9 - 4 p.m.
2 White St
The NH Supreme Court Society is sponsoring a seminar on the First Amendment at UNH Law from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. The program includes a full day of discussions with highly respected speakers on topics ranging from free speech rights to filing a First Amendment case.

Registration is $225 for attorneys ($165 for new lawyers) who are not members of the Supreme Court Society (membership is $25 per year). The cost is $150 for Society attorney members, and $135 for paralegals, $50 for students, $95 for municipal employees and teachers, $175 for members of the general public. Register by Oct. 15. Contact Theresa Leppard at Laboe and Tasker, (603) 224-8700, for more information and to register.

Oct. 26
8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
2 White St
US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. and Cynthia Mann, former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will visit UNH Law this month as guest speakers at a symposium on health law and policy.

The Rudman Center is sponsoring this full-day event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the law school in Concord.

The discussion of health law and healthcare policy will focus on state innovations in the health insurance marketplace after King v. Burwell, including developments in Section 1332 waivers, Medicaid expansion, and beyond. In addition, professors, lawyers and industry representatives will analyze regulatory developments impacting health technology and biomedical innovation in the age of value-based care.

Space is limited. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Find a full agenda and register online. For questions, please contact Lynda Troy at (603) 513-5181.

NHBA·CLE's most popular annual seminar is right around the corner. Learn from those in the know about significant legislative, rule, case law and procedural changes in major practice areas. This program is a must for all practicing New Hampshire attorneys.

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Oct. 29
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
700 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101
300 General NHMCLE Minutes & 60 Ethics/
Prof. Minutes

More information or to register.

On sale now, .law domains (but they are not cheap!)
The .law domain is the latest of a number of new law-related generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to become available. Read more.

Supreme Court to Consider Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers
The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that could determine the fate of more than 2,000 convicted juvenile murderers, including some in New Hampshire. Read more.

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