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November 4, 2015

In this Issue


Active-status members will be receiving NHBA member identification cards in the mail over the next two weeks. Member photos from swearing-in ceremonies appear on the cards of members who have not submitted a more recent photo.

The ID cards make it easier for Bar members to identify themselves as practicing attorneys at some courts.

To request a replacement card or add or update a photo, please contact Member Services Coordinator Rosemarie Atwood. There is a $10 processing fee for a replacement card. There is no charge for updating your photo in the online NHBA Member Directory. Find out more about NHBA ID cards.



Wednesday
Dec. 9
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Lochmere Golf Club
Tilton
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.


Justice in NH
The deadline for applying for the NH Bar Foundation's 2016 Justice Grants is nearing. All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2015.

The NH Bar Foundation invites 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.



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. The award will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast at the NHBA Midyear Meeting on Friday, March 4, 2016. (Just announced - Terie Norelli, former NH House Speaker, will be guest speaker at the breakfast.)

The Hollman award, presented by the NHBA Gender Equality Committee, recognizes someone who is dedicated to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system and is a leader, educator and/or role model.

A nominee may be a Bar member, a court or law firm, or an employee of a state department or agency that is part of the legal system. Please submit nominations with a brief description of the nominee's qualifications by Monday, Nov. 30, to Rosemarie Atwood.



Help End the Wait: Take a Pro Bono Case
Merrimack County Evictions - contact Janice:

Family facing eviction despite curing (or efforts to cure) the notice. Rent was late due to hospital stay. Case is in Franklin District Court.

Disabled veteran, spouse and child face eviction from Concord area apartment for reasons other than non-payment. Family would like to be able to stay for a couple more months and avoid public record of eviction.



Thursday
Nov. 19
5:30-8 p.m.
2 Somerset Pkwy
Nashua
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



The Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court has partnered with UNH Law, NH Bar Association, 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: Mentor Training
This session is intended to qualify for 90 minutes (incl. 30 ethics/professionalism minutes) of live CLE credit.

Session II: Speed Mentoring
Session II is ONLY open to attorneys who completed Session I.

Please RSVP to Kimberly Myers. Attorneys should NOT RSVP directly to UNH Law. Registration is first come, first served. All sessions will be held at UNH Law in Concord.

Session I:
Mentor Training
Session II:
Speed Mentoring
Thursday
Nov. 12
5:30-7:30 p.m.
(sign-in opens
at 5 p.m.)
For 1Ls
Wednesday
Nov. 18
4:30-5:45 p.m.
(sign-in opens
at 4:15 p.m.)
For 2Ls & 3Ls
Wednesday
Nov. 18
6:15-7:30 p.m.
(sign-in opens
at 6 p.m.)




Remember those days of law school? Wonder what that old law school classmate is up to now? Well, the New Hampshire Bar Association's Midyear Membership Meeting presents the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow law school alumni: Law schools are invited to host dinners in conjunction with the meeting.

The NHBA 2016 Midyear Membership Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester, NH. Bar staff will assist alumni in organizing a dinner by providing contact information of Manchester-area restaurants for making group dinner arrangements, a sample invitation letter and response form, and a set of alumni mailing labels from the Bar's member database. The Bar will also publish details of law school dinners in Bar News and on the website.

Anyone interested in coordinating a law school dinner should contact Denice DeStefano.



The January issue of Bar News will feature articles on two different practice areas: criminal law, and health law. Please send article proposals to Bar News Editor Kristen Senz by Friday, Dec. 11. Bar News Submission Guidelines.



The NH Bar Center will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran's Day. Look for next week's e-Bulletin on Thursday, Nov. 12.



Study Says Law School Loan Default Rates Remain Low
The ABA Journal reports that, contrary to a recent report, law students are a good credit risk for the federal government. Read more.

Not all DNA evidence is equally valuable or trustworthy
Once DNA is deposited on a surface, be it a person or an object, how long will it stay there? Read more in New Republic.

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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