In This Issue:

Lawyers on Ice: Justice v. Liberty – 1/15

The Second Annual NH Pro Bono Referral Program Benefit Hockey Game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in Sullivan Arena, at Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH. Come see attorney and judge teams Justice and Liberty battle it out on the ice. Spectator tickets are just $5.

All proceeds benefit the NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program. Donations welcome.

For more information or to join a team, contact game organizers Neil Nicholson or Rory Parnell.

Law School Alumni Reunions

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. 

NHBA staff assists dinner organizers by providing restaurant info, a sample invitation letter and response form, and alumni mailing labels from the Bar’s member database. 

UNH Law, Suffolk University Law School, and Northeastern Law School are planning dinners. Details and contact information. Interested in coordinating a law school dinner for your alumni? Please contact Lisa Boisvert.

Bar News Seeks Tax Law Articles – 1/9

The February issue of Bar News will feature a special section on tax law. Do you have an idea for an article that would showcase your expertise as it relates to this area or ways in which tax law intersects with other practice areas? Do you want to write an opinion piece about New Hampshire’s tax structure?

Please contact Editor Kristen Senz with your idea by Jan. 9. Drafts due Jan. 23. See the Bar News editorial submission guidelines for more information.

Don’t Have a Crystal Ball?

Watch this short series of video interviews from the NHBA 2016 Annual Meeting to learn how experts in the field are envisioning the future of the law and the legal profession. Interviews feature Annual Meeting presenters:

  • ROSS Intelligence CEO Andrew Arruda
  • Legal OnRamp founder Paul Lippe
  • IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Kourlis
  • Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman

Read more about the panel discussion in Bar News and send your comments to

Merrimack County Bar Meeting – 12/13

The Merrimack County Bar Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St., Concord to hear tips and strategy advice from the following judges:

  • Superior Court Judge Diane Nicolosi
  • Circuit Court Judge Beth Leonard
  • Marital Referee Nancy Geiger
  • Circuit Judge Kris Spath

Court Clerk Tracy Uhrin will discuss the county’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts.

To attend, email association treasurer Chuck Douglas and send a check for $15 payable to Merrimack County Bar Association to Chuck at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey P.C., 14 South St., Suite 5, Concord, NH 03301.

CLS Reception Invite – 12/14

Join the NH Campaign for Legal Services Wednesday, Dec. 14, to celebrate its programs, staff, and donors.

The Campaign for Legal Services is hosting a reception featuring a presentation about the impact campaign dollars make for clients of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center and what's ahead for the campaign and its programs in 2017.

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Puritan Conference & Event Center, 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH
Doors at 5:30 p.m.
Brief program at 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Kindly RSVP to by Dec. 7.

Dec. 14
5:30 p.m.

Opportunities for New President and Congress – 12/9

A free event at UNH Law this Friday includes a brown bag lunch and a panel discussion with three former members of Congress and a U.S. Ambassador, moderated by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.

Panelists: Former U.S. Congressmen for New Hampshire Charles Bass, William H. Zeliff, Paul Hodes and Retired U.S. Ambassador George Bruno.

When: Friday, Dec. 9, noon - 1:30 p.m. Doors open for a brown-bag lunch at noon. Panel discussion at 12:30 p.m.

Where: The Rich Room, located in the Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Law. Please park in Lots 1 or 2 on Rumford St. and Washington St., and use the Warren B. Rudman Center entrance on Washington St. See map for more details.

There is no charge for the brown-bag lunch. Just RSVP to reserve one.

Dec. 9
Noon -
1:30 p.m.

Nominate a Parent – 1/6

For the past eight years, NH Children's Trust has honored outstanding parents at the New Hampshire State House in partnership with the Governor's office. Honorees for Unsung Hero Awards incorporate protective factors into their daily lives to be stronger parents, caregivers and friends.

Do you know a parent or caretaker who has taken that extra step to improve the life of their own family or the lives of those around them? Nominate them for our Unsung Hero Awards by Jan. 6, 2017.

Question of the Week

Which historical figure in law would you most like to have dinner with?

Abraham Lincoln
Learned Hand
Marilla Ricker
Clarence Darrow

All poll responses are anonymous.

Results from last week's poll:

Which is the most critical tool in your professional life?

Suggested Reading

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. Bob Denney’s annual list outlines the hottest practice areas and trends in law. Read more

10th Annual Blawg 100. ABA Journal issues its annual list of the top 100 law blogs. 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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