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December 9, 2015

In this Issue

Lawyers on Ice Come and watch nearly 30 members of the NH Bar Association who have signed on to participate in the charity hockey game to benefit the NH Pro Bono Referral Program.

Tickets are $25 each, which provides entry to the NH Pro Bono Hockey Game and the Monarchs game that follows. The game will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, from 4:20-5:20 p.m. The Monarchs game begins at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets, contact Neil Nicholson at (603) 856-8441 by Jan. 7. Event sponsors are Connelly Reporting and Videoconferencing; Parnell, Michels & McKay; McCandless & Nicholson; Upton & Hatfield; and Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.

What do Jeffrey Strelzin, Randy Hawkes, Judge Ned Gordon, Margaret Nelson and Jim Gleason have in common?

Stumped? All were recipients of New Hampshire Bar Association awards presented at the Midyear Meeting in recent years - and the Bar Association needs your input for the 2016 recipients.

The Bar Association is looking for nominations by Dec. 19 for Distinguished Service to the Public, the Vickie Bunnell Award for Community Service (solo and small firm lawyers), and the Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law awards. Read more about the criteria, the nomination process and see lists of past recipients. Or use this email address for nominations.

If you prefer to mail your nomination, send to:
NHBA Midyear Meeting Award
2 Pillsbury St.
Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-3502.
The awards will be presented at the Midyear Membership Meeting on March 4, 2016, in Manchester.

Program details coming soon for Professionalism Day at the Midyear Meeting. Find out about the Gender Equality Breakfast and sign up for Law School alumni dinners.

LRS - Find the right NH lawyer The NH Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is a free public service that provides full-fee attorney referrals and information to consumers via requests submitted at www.nhlrs.org or by calling (603) 229-0002. LRS has launched a new video to help educate the public about this important option. The NHBA encourages members to share this information and to contact Sheila Vermacy for information about becoming an LRS attorney.

NHLAPThe NH Lawyers Assistance Program is hosting an OPEN HOUSE from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at its offices at 2 Beacon St., Concord, NH. All lawyers, judges, law students and their family members are welcome to attend. The NH LAP is funded with part of NH Bar Association membership dues and is available as a confidential resource for all members. For more information, contact Cecie Hartigan.

The US District Court for the District of New Hampshire adopted amended local rules that took effect Dec. 1. The updated rules are available on the court's website and in PDF form.

The NH Bar Center in Concord will be closed Monday, Dec. 14, for a staff event.

LISTEN: Amidst Nationwide Crisis, NH Public Defender Thrives
NHPR reports on what sets NHPD apart. Read more.

A "Divorce Saloniste" You Say?
The New York Times reports that a woman has created a business to provide support for women after divorce. Read more.

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In the event of inclement weather, closings or delayed openings at the Bar Center will be communicated via the Bar's website at www.nhbar.org 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.