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Last Call for Midyear Meeting Award Nominations

Save the Date

Can you think of a colleague who deserves recognition for his or her hard work, dedication and professionalism? Please submit a nomination for one or more of the following awards by Friday, Dec. 8, to Allison Borowy:

  • Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
  • Distinguished Service to the Public Award
  • Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law (nomination form)

These awards will be presented at the NHBA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 16, 2018, in Manchester.

Law School Alumni Reunite!

Ever wonder what your law school classmates are up to now? Well, the NHBA Midyear Membership Meeting presents the perfect opportunity for a reunion. Several law school alumni dinners will happen in conjunction with the meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Manchester, and you are invited to help coordinate a dinner for your classmates.

If you are interested in organizing a dinner for alumni from your law school, please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Bar staff will assist by providing 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.

Currently Planned Events

Northeastern University
School of Law

Details TBD
Contact: Talesha Saint-Marc

University of Virginia
School of Law

April 18, 2018 - 6 p.m.
The Foundry, Manchester
Contact: Bret Gifford
UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff will be in attendance!

University of New Hampshire
School of Law

February 16, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Waterworks Café
Contact: Caroline K. Leonard
UNH Law Dean Megan Carpenter will be in attendance!
RSVP Online

IOLTA Grants Committee Nominations

New Hampshire Bar Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grants Committee. There is one five-year term open on the committee to review IOLTA Grant applications, meet with Grant applicants and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for distribution of the funds available. Interested candidates must be a licensed NH attorney participating in the IOLTA program either individually or through their firm/organization. Self-nominations are permitted.

Please complete the nomination form and return it to the Bar Center by December 29. If more than one nomination is received, an election will be held in January 2018.

Since 1984, the IOLTA program has provided more than $33 million in support of important legal access programs and to assist law-related education projects.

For more information, contact Lisha Brosseau, 715-3210.

Gender Equality Survey

Save the Date

The NH Bar Association’s Gender Equality Committee requests your participation in the Gender Equality Survey. This important survey, conducted each decade, analyzes and reports on progress towards eliminating gender bias in the legal profession.

If you have not received the survey, please check your spam folder, or contact committee liaison Lisa Boisvert.

NHBA Hockey for Pro Bono Returns

Mark your calendars for the third annual Pro Bono Benefit Hockey Game, scheduled for Jan. 14, 2018, at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown. Teams Liberty and Justice will face off to benefit the Pro Bono Referral Program. Hockey players interested in getting in the game and firms or businesses that would like to become game sponsors should contact Rory Parnell.

Sunday
Jan. 14, 2018
2 p.m.
FROM THE COURT

Notice of Supreme Court Vacancy

With the retirement of Chief Justice Linda Dalianis effective April 1, 2018, the Judicial Selection Commission will accept applications for her replacement by January 8, 2018. Anyone who previously applied need only update the information previously filed. Learn more.

Suggested Reading

No Mercy for Judges Who Show Mercy
The Marshall Project reports on North Carolina’s plan to stymie judges who waive fines and fees. Read more.

When Online Criticism Leads to Threats
The Volokh Conspiracy examines whether a party criticized online should able to get injunctions blocking the speaker from posting further related statements. 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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