NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATION

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Mentors Needed - NOW

The NH Bar Association Mentor Program, sponsored by the NHBA New Lawyers’ Committee, is currently looking for attorneys to serve as mentors in the following areas:

  • A new attorney in Merrimack County is looking for a mentor in family law, general practice, or wills/trusts/estates
  • An attorney in Rockingham County is looking for a mentor in criminal practice
  • An attorney in Carroll County is looking for a mentor in criminal practice
  • An attorney based in Maine is looking for a mentor in Coos County in the area of civil trial practice, general practice, or wills/trusts/estates.

Please contact Deb Bridges at if you are interested in becoming a mentor.

NHBA Unbundled CLE Friday – 11/4

Join us this Friday to learn about New Hampshire’s professional rules on unbundled legal services, or limited-scope representation.

Topics include ethical considerations, client screening, setting client expectations, fee agreements and the financial benefits of unbundling your legal practice.

In-Person or Live Webcast available.

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Friday
Nov. 4
9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
240 NHMCLE minutes, incl. 120 Ethics/Prof. minutes

Attorney Member Needed for PCC – 11/10

The NH Supreme Court is seeking an attorney to serve on the Professional Conduct Committee, part of the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline System, for a three-year term starting in January.

Committee description and application. Appointments to the committees are made by the NH Supreme Court.

Applications should be submitted by Thursday, Nov. 10, to Janet F. DeVito, General Counsel, NH Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office, 4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102, Concord, NH 03301.

Books Available for Review

Bar News has these books available for review. Reviews are generally 600-800 words. Please contact Donna Parker for more information and to receive a review copy.

Nonprofit Seeking Attorney Board Member

Computer Technology Assistance Corps, a small nonprofit in Manchester that provides low-cost refurbished computers to low-income people, nonprofits and schools, and provides vocational training services for young adults on the autism spectrum, is looking for an attorney board member.

For more information, call or write Executive Director Steve Bothwick, (603) 218‐3078.

Nominations for Gender Equality Award – 11/30

The Philip S. Hollman Equality Award, presented by the NH Bar’s Gender Equality Committee, honors Judge Hollman’s efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system.

It is presented to someone who has shown dedication to promoting respect and fair treatment of all members of the judicial system, and promotes gender equality through leadership and educating others on such issues.

The nominee may be a Bar member, an employee of a law firm or a New Hampshire court, or an employee of a state department or agency that is part of the legal system.

Nomination deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 30. Send a brief description of the nominee’s qualifications for the award to committee liaison Anne Breault.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Adult Guardianship. Elderly client in Manchester seeks legal advice on obtaining guardianship over spouse with Alzheimer's Disease. Please contact Carolann.

Criminal Record Annulment. Disabled client lives in Maine and cannot obtain public housing because of criminal charges in Carroll County. The client would like to file petitions to annul his record, if possible. If charges cannot be annulled, he will need advice on when and if he can proceed. Please contact Margaret.

NH Bar Center Closed Election Day - 11/8

The NH Bar Center will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The NH Bar Association encourages members and others to exercise the right to vote on Election Day.

Casemaker Tip: Graphing a Result

NH Bar members have free access to a powerful, easy-to-use online law library – Casemaker.

Casemaker requires a member log-in and opens the door to updated caselaw, NH statutes, as well as NHBA ethics opinions, some administrative law decisions, as well as caselaw for any US state as well as federal resources.

Here’s a relatively new feature: While looking at a list of results you may notice a small blue bar graph icon on the far right of a result. Clicking on it will plot, on a line graph, the number of times that the case has been cited over the years. You can hover over the dots in the graph to see how many times the case in question has been cited in that year specifically, and you can click on the dot to receive a listing of clickable links to those cases.

A key is also provided to help you see if those citations were made within the same state of publication, other states, or federal.

Question of the Week

What is your attitude toward discussions about the future of the legal profession?

Let’s help shape the future
Let’s keep things the way they are
Let others deal with that

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Does the law school someone attended affect how you judge their skills as a lawyer?

Suggested Reading

NH Makes List of States
Where poverty is higher than one might expect due to the state’s high cost of living. Read more.

Clio Legal Trends Report
Free downloadable report provides data from 40,000 active users of web-based practice management software offers insight into national and state-level trends, including billing and realization rates. 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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Inclement Weather Notice

In the event of inclement weather, closings or delayed openings at the Bar Center will be communicated via the Bar's website and on our voicemail greeting at the Bar Center.

If the Bar Center is experiencing a delayed opening, we will be open as soon as is reasonably possible for staff to safely get in to the office. If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center ay 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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