NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATION

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In This Issue:

Pro Bono Hockey Game – 1/15

The Second Annual NH Pro Bono Referral Program Hockey Game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in Sullivan Arena, at Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH. All skill levels welcome. The cost is $100 for returning players and $175 for new players who need a jersey. Contact organizers Neil Nicholson or Rory Parnell for details about joining a team.

Spectator tickets will be sold at the door for just $5 each. Save the date to come out and cheer for your colleagues and support access to justice in New Hampshire. Post-game gathering location is still TBD.

Sullivan Arena
Goffstown, NH
Sunday
Jan. 15
2 p.m.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Bar Center Closed for Thanksgiving – 11/24 & 25

The NH Bar Center is closed Nov. 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. 

“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. Coordinated by the NH Bar Association, it culminates with a mock legislative hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, where teams from participating schools compete in front of panels of attorneys who volunteer as judges and timers.

Judges and timers are still needed for the 9 a.m.-noon time slot on Friday, Dec. 9, and for the state finals on Friday, Jan. 6. No experience necessary. Please contact Robin E. Knippers for more information and to volunteer.

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, scheduled for Friday, March 10, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester.

Bar staff provide contact information for 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. Details and contact information for dinner organizers.

Interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni? Please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Casemaker Legal Research Tips

In case you missed it, the latest issue of Bar News includes some tips and hints about using Casemaker, the NHBA’s free legal research library, more effectively. A recent NHBA membership survey showed Casemaker is most popular among small firms.

Hollman Equality Award Nominations Sought – 11/30

The NHBA 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 of members of the judicial system;
  • seek to promote gender equality through leadership and education;
  • 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. More awards and nomination info.

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

Federal Court Local Rule Amendment – 12/17

The US District Court for the District of NH is amending local rule 67.2 to change the fees charged to funds that the court holds in the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS). The fee change is mandated by the Judicial Conference of the United States, effective Dec. 1, 2016.

Read the full notice and send any comments to Pam Phelan by Dec. 17.

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: 

  • 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 Brackett to sign up.

Question of the Week

What are you having for Thanksgiving dinner?

Turkey     Tofurkey     Turducken     Other Meat     Other Fake Meat

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

What is your favorite part about practicing law?

Suggested Reading

2016 Chief Legal Officer Survey
CLOs are acting as change agents in the profession, leveraging technology and efficiency to become more effective and flexible, according to the latest survey by law firm consulting firm Altman Weil. Read more.

What shapes motivations?
A conversation about behavioral economics with researcher Dan Ariely. 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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