In This Issue:

LRS Needs Immigration Lawyers

If you are an immigration lawyer looking to build your client base, the NHBA Lawyer Referral Service can help. 

LRS connects more than 3,000 callers annually with member attorneys, who reach more clients through our careful call-screening process and prudent referrals. With an annual membership fee of just $75 and 10 percent of net collected fees, you can start taking advantage of LRS’s many benefits. It’s easy to join, just go to your member dashboard at and fill out an LRS Membership Application today, or email

For more information, contact Sheila Vermacy at (603) 715-3235.

Bar News Seeks Criminal Law Articles - 12/19

The January issue of Bar News will feature a special section on criminal law. Articles should address case law, procedure, or intersections of criminal law with other areas. Opinion pieces and point-counterpoint articles also considered.

For more information or to propose an article, please email Editor Kristen Senz. Articles in Bar News practice area sections are generally 800-1,000 words. Deadline is Dec. 19.

NHBA CLE Superior Court Judicial Forum – 12/2

This forum has proved to be an outstanding opportunity for judges and lawyers to communicate directly on a wide range of issues affecting litigation practice. Moderated by Russell F. Hilliard, this year’s panel includes Chief Justice Tina L. Nadeau, Hon. Mark E. Howard, Hon. Amy B. Messer and Hon. David W. Ruoff.

Attend In-Person or Via Live Webcast

NHBA Seminar Room
or Live Webcast
Dec. 2
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
180 Total
Minutes with 90 Ethics Minutes

NHBA Midyear Meeting Award Nominations – 12/23

Nominations are now being accepted for annual awards to be presented at the NH Bar Association Midyear Meeting, scheduled for Friday, March 10, at the Radisson/Center of NH in Manchester.

Submit nominations, along with an explanation of why the nominee is deserving of the award, to Denice DeStefano, or mail to NHBA Midyear Meeting Award, 2 Pillsbury St., Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.

NH e-Court Workshops and Webinars

The NH Judicial Branch’s electronic filing software platform, File and Serve, offers webinars every month. To register, go to the court’s Electronic Services page, click the Attorney e-Filing link in the middle of the page, select Web Training Sessions under Self-Help, and sign up for any of the following:

  • Firm Administrator webinars at 3 p.m. – Nov. 29, Dec. 14, Dec. 27
  • E-Filing webinars at 2 p.m. – Nov. 9, Dec. 7
Questions about the NH e-Court Project and related online training should be directed to Gina Belmont.

Save the Date: 100th Anniversary Event – 6/1

A special dinner event will be held Thursday, June 1, celebrating the centennial of the admission of the first woman to the New Hampshire bar, Agnes Winifred McLaughlin. The NH Bar Foundation is working with other organizations to coordinate the event, which will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, participation on various planning committees, or contributing to a commemorative book that is being produced, please contact Jennifer Parent.

NH US Attorney’s Office Has 2 AUSA Openings – 11/18

The US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire has at least two openings for new assistant US attorneys in Concord. Looking for other legal jobs? Check Bar News classifieds.

Question of the Week

What is your favorite part about practicing law?

The people (clients/colleagues)
The legal puzzles & analysis
The salary
The prestige/position in the community
Something else
I don’t really like practicing law

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

How much time during an average work day do you devote to reading and responding to email?

Suggested Reading

Preview of Trump’s Immigration Policy.
Architect of Far-Reaching State Enforcement Law is Member of Trump’s Transition Team. Read more.  

Use of Advanced e-Discovery Tools is Lagging.
See what the survey says. 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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