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October 21, 2015

In this Issue

Established on the occasion of Judge Hollman's retirement from the Superior Court bench in 2003, this award is designed to honor his efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system.

A Hollman award recipient is someone who is dedicated to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system, and is a leader, educator and role model on such issues.

A nominee may be a Bar member, a court or law firm employee, or an employee of a state department or agency that is part of the legal system. The award will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast during the 2016 Midyear Meeting, Friday, March 4, 2016. Submit nominations with a brief description of the nominee's qualifications by Monday, Nov. 30, to Rosemarie Atwood, Gender Equality Committee liaison.

Help End the Wait: Take a Pro Bono Case Advanced directives needed in Belknap County. Elderly widow with all estate planning documents in place would like to grant financial power-of-attorney to daughter. Contact Janice.

Help urgently needed for a Pro Bono client who needs to become executor of his deceased parent's estate. Hillsborough Probate Court. Please contact Carolann.

Dec. 9
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Lochmere Golf Club
A dinner to celebrate the career of Judge Larry Smukler, organized by the Belknap County Bar Association and members of the judiciary, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Dec. 9. Smukler went on senior status in the Superior Court this summer. (Read Bar News interview.)

Cost: $35 per person (cash bar)
RSVP deadline: Monday, Nov. 30

Send payment to, Belknap County Bar Association, c/o Kaitlin O'Neil, Normandin, Cheney and O'Neil, P.O. Box 575, Laconia, NH 03247.

Questions? Contact Ed Philpot.

Nov. 19
5:30-8 p.m.
2 Somerset Pkwy
Bar members and the public are invited to join the Nashua Bar Association in honoring Judge Bernard J. Hampsey with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Nashua.

Event Cost: $50 per person
RSVP online by Nov. 12

Please submit a check for $50 per person payable to the "Nashua Bar Association" on or before Nov. 12 to: Hamblett & Kerrigan, PA, Attn: Joseph W. Kenny, 20 Trafalgar Square, Suite 505, Nashua, NH 03063

Only one week left to sign up for NHBA·CLE's most popular annual seminar, Developments in the Law, a must for all practicing NH 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.

Can't make it next Thursday? Check out the Facilitated Video Replay Schedule.

Bar News is now accepting article proposals for a special section on business law and business litigation, specifically focusing on advising and representing small businesses and startups. Please email Editor Kristen Senz with your ideas by Oct. 30. Articles (800-1,000 words) will be due Nov. 23.

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 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. Contact Theresa Leppard at Laboe and Tasker, (603) 224-8700, for more information and to register.

Session I:
Mentor Training
Nov. 12
5:30-7:30 p.m.
(sign-in opens
at 5 p.m.)
2 White St
The Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court has partnered with UNH Law, NH Bar Association Member Services, NH Women's Bar Association and Arthur J. Gajarsa American Inn of Court to present a free, comprehensive, two-part program on mentoring to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of law.

Session I on Mentor Training, takes place Thursday, Nov. 12. Open to all members of the Webster-Batchelder AIC, Gajarsa AIC, and NHWBA and NHBA mentors. Topics will include: importance of mentoring to the legal profession; common ethical issues faced by less experienced practitioners; practical tips and skills for effective mentoring.

This is not a NH Bar Association-sponsored program. Attorneys must self-certify and report this program for NHMCLE credit.

A second session, on Nov. 18, for those attorneys and law students who participated in Session I, will use a format similar to speed dating, to provide brief advice on mentoring topics.

Please RSVP to Kimberly Myers. Attorneys should NOT RSVP directly to UNH Law. Registration is first come, first served.

An emerging scam is targeting consumers who file for bankruptcy. Impostors claim to be the consumer's attorney, the attorney's partner or a member of their staff. The perpetrators of this scam use software to "spoof" the Caller ID system so that the call appears to be originating from the consumer's bankruptcy attorney. Consumers are instructed to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt that is supposedly outside of the bankruptcy proceeding.

Perpetrators may be using information from public filings to identify consumers to target and the names of their attorneys. The calls come late in the evening or during non-business hours to minimize consumers' ability to verify the call by contacting their attorney. Consumers who receive such a call should not wire funds and should contact their attorney as soon as possible.

This scam has hit bankruptcy filers in Vermont and New Hampshire. Scams should be reported to the NH Attorney General's Consumer Protection Bureau at 1-888-468-4454.

Consumers with consumer-related complaints or concerns can call the Attorney General's Consumer Information Line at 1-888-468-4454 or file a complaint online.

Oct. 27
5:30-7 p.m.
IP Atrium
2 White St
Honoring Jack Crisp, JD '78

The NH Bar Association and UNH Law sponsor this award, which honors the accomplishments of a UNH Law graduate and NH Bar member who exemplifies the commitment to public service of Bruce Friedman, the late founder of the civil practice clinic at the law school and a legend in the world of civil legal services in New Hampshire. The award recipient provides exemplary pro bono service to indigent clients in New Hampshire. Justice Carol Ann Conboy will present the award.

A Criminal Mind
Do we need to reconceive a criminal justice system that better reflects what we're finding out about the brain? Read more.

On Instagram and Other Social Media, Redefining 'User Engagement'
Privacy and copyright concerns of how social media platforms utilize "user engagement" techniques are being raised over the extent of allowed commercial use of photos posted on social media. Read more.

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