In This Issue:

“We The People” Needs Volunteers – 12/9

We The People is an intensive high school program that teaches students about the Constitution, law and the structure of government. It culminates with a mock legislative hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, where teams from participating schools compete against each other in front of panels of attorneys who volunteer as judges and timers.

Three timers are needed for the 9 a.m.–noon time slot on Friday, Dec. 9. Timers and judges will also be needed for the Friday, Jan. 6 State Finals. No experience necessary.

Please contact Robin E. Knippers for more information and to volunteer. This NH Bar video from 2009 showcases the impact on students.

Pro Bono Hockey Game – 1/15

The Second Annual NH Pro Bono Referral Program Hockey Game is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m., in Sullivan Arena, Saint Anselm College, in Goffstown, NH. Event organizers Rory Parnell and Neil Nicholson invite players of all skill levels to participate in this fun benefit game to support increased access to justice in New Hampshire.

The cost is $100 for returning players and $175 for new players who need a jersey. Please respond to Neil Nicholson or Rory Parnell if you are committed to play and then send the donation check made payable to NH Pro Bono Referral Program to Neil Nicholson, 6 Loudon Road, Suite 403 Concord, NH 03301. Spectator tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each. There will be a post-game gathering to heap blame on dull edges and bad stick tape at a location TBD. 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, and if you are interested please contact Nicholson or Parnell.

Consumer Debt Collection Training – 11/16

Zombie Debt – Fee Shifting – Forward Flow Agreements – Periodic Payments

Pro Bono's low-cost training opportunity includes 348 General NHMCLE minutes, 60 of which may be applied to ethics. Attorneys agree to take two Pro Bono debt collection cases (one for active Pro Bono attorneys with a current case). Learn the possibilities for turning debt collection defense into an area of practice from experienced attorneys, while leveling the playing field for people in need.

Attend in person in the CLE Seminar Room or via Live Webcast.
NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Nov. 16
9 a.m. -
4 p.m.
288 General
& 60 Ethics NHMCLE Minutes

Law School Alumni Reunite!

Ever wonder what that old law school classmate is up to now? The NH Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting presents the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow alumni of your law school. Law schools are invited to host dinners in conjunction with the meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, March 10 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester, NH. 
Bar staff will assist 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.
Interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni? Please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Hollman Equality Award Nominations Sought – 11/30

The NH Bar Association Gender Equality Committee seeks nominations for the Philip S. Hollman Equality Award, which honors Judge Hollman’s efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system. Award recipients are people who:

  • exhibit dedication to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system;
  • seek to promote gender equality through leadership and educating others;
  • and have taken initiative in matters of gender equality and been a role model in this area.

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 which is part of the legal system. The award will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast during the 2017 Midyear Meeting on March 10, 2017, in Manchester.

Please send nominations by Nov. 30 to the Gender Equality Committee Liaison, Anne Breault. Please include a brief description of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Ed O’Bannon at UNH Law Symposium – 11/17

Ed O’Bannon speaks publicly for the first time on his historic case against the NCAA as part of a symposium on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m., at UNH Law. The event will feature a one-on-one interview with the former UCLA basketball star by UNH Law professor and Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann, followed by a panel discussion and networking reception.
Following the discussion, a panel of top experts will discuss the O’Bannon decision and what it, along with related legal efforts, will mean for the future of college sports. The symposium will be moderated by UNH Law Professor Michael Dube.
This event is co-sponsored by the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute and Sports and Entertainment Law Society. It is free and open to the public – RSVP to reserve your spot. Follow along on Twitter at #UNHLawOBannon.

Nov. 17
4:30 p.m.

NHBA Estate Planning CLE – 11/30

There are still seats available for the NHBA's Estate Planning CLE.
Faculty will discuss a wide variety of topics including advance directives, taxes, wills, trusts, estate planning for minors and more. Paralegals, bank trust officers and accountants would also benefit from this program.

Attend In-Person in CLE Seminar Room or via Live Webcast

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Nov. 30
9 a.m. -
4:30 p.m.
330 General & 30 Ethics NHMCLE Minutes

NH e-Court Workshops

The NH Bar Center will host electronic filing demos and tip sessions in conjunction with the NH Judicial Branch on the following dates:  

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 (2-4 p.m.)  (Almost full)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 (1-3 p.m.)
Members and/or paralegals and support staff should contact Kim at to sign up to attend.

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Suggested Reading

Disruptive Legal Tech.
A guide to four main technologies that lawyers should know about it, from InsideCounsel. Read more.

What Now?
Politico speaks with experts about the post-election world. Read more.

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