In This Issue:

New Lawyers Bench & Bar Meet & Greet - 12/7

The New Lawyers Committee of the NHBA will host its annual Bench & Bar Meet & Greet at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

This event gives New Hampshire attorneys in practice for less than two years a unique opportunity to meet and interact with judges and leaders in the New Hampshire Bar in an informal social setting. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP to Cheryl Moore by Thursday, Dec. 2.

Dec. 7
4:45 p.m.

Pro Bono Opportunities – Year-End Referral Marathon

Tuesday, December 13th - The NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program is looking for volunteers to join other attorneys in a congenial, slightly competitive setting to try to place cases. Staff will be on hand to provide phones, cases, logistical and moral support… and cookies!

Morning, beginning at 9 a.m., or afternoon, from noon-4 p.m. – come for the day or a couple of hours. Marathons help leverage staff time and provide an invaluable service to the Pro Bono Program. Please consider joining us if you can.

Contact Margaret to sign up.

WARNING: Email Scam Targeting NH Attorneys

At least one NH Bar Association member has received an email that begins “Dear Bar member” and claims that a complaint has been filed against the recipient’s business and reports that the recipient has 10 days to file a rebuttal. A hyperlink, which appears to be a PDF of the complaint embedded in the body of the message, contains malware. This message is not from the NHBA or the NH Attorney Discipline Office and should be deleted immediately. Any attorney who is in doubt about whether a communication came from the NHBA should call the Bar Center at (603) 715-3279 to verify.

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.

Get Your Name Out – Write for Bar News

Writing an article for the New Hampshire Bar News is a great way to get recognized and share your expertise. Bar News accepts submission of practice area articles, letters, opinion pieces, book and tech reviews and more. Look for the editorial calendar, deadlines and guidelines on the NHBA Editorial Submission Information page, or contact Editor Kristen Senz with your ideas.

NHBA Midyear Meeting Award Nominations – 12/23


Help the bar recognize excellence among New Hampshire attorneys. 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 & 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. – Dec. 14, Dec. 27
  • E-Filing webinars at 2 p.m. – Dec. 7

Question of the Week

Which is the most critical tool in your professional life?

Case management software
Wearable tech (Apple Watch, FitBit, etc.)
Pen and paper

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

What did you have for Thanksgiving dinner?

Suggested Reading

The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn
The New Yorker reports on a pioneer in the field of sexual privacy, using the law to defend victims of hacking, leaking, and other online assaults. Read more.

Does machine-learning-powered software make good research decisions?
The days when legal research companies could rest on their ability to provide access to materials are over. Read more at ABA Journal.

More Law Degrees for Women, but Fewer Good Jobs
The New York Times reports that although women currently occupy nearly half of all the seats in American law schools, their large presence on campus does not mean they have the same job prospects as men. 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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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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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