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Board of Governors Nominations Open for 2018

The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for positions on the NHBA Board of Governors for the membership year starting in June 2018. The petition is available on the Bar's website.

County Governor nominations require 10 signatures from active members in the particular county; all other open positions require 25 signatures. Nominees must be active members. Nominations for the following positions will be made by petition.

  • Vice President (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (three-year term)
  • Secretary (three-year term)
  • Governor-at-Large (two vacancies, three-year term)
  • Public Sector Governor (three-year term)*
  • Out-of-State Governor (three-year term)*
  • County governors (two-year terms) representing:
    • Belknap
    • Carroll
    • Strafford
    • Sullivan
    • Hillsborough - North
    • Hillsborough - South

*Please see the petition for specific requirements for this position.

Petitions are due March 1, 2018; election to be through online ballots sent to eligible members starting April 1. For information about serving on the Board, contact NHBA Acting Executive Director Denice DeStefano.

Timers Needed for We the People State Finals

We the People

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a civic education instructional program which promotes civic competence and responsibility in students. Sponsored by the NH Bar Association, the District Hearings in December, followed by State Finals in January, allow students to showcase their constitutional knowledge in simulated congressional hearings before panels of judges.

NHBA members are invited to serve as timekeepers during the State Finals on Jan. 5. No experience necessary. Please indicate your interest using this form or contact program coordinator Robin E. Knippers.

State Finals
Jan. 5, 2018
(Snow Date: Jan. 8)
9 a.m. - Noon &
1 - 4 p.m.
Awards to follow last session

Register for Midyear Meeting

Save the Date

Registration is now open for the 2018 Midyear Meeting! The meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester.

This year’s meeting will focus on the rule of law and civics engagement. Anyone who is interested in how the rule of law failed to prevent the holocaust and the horrible consequences of that failure should attend. Lessons from the past should inform us about the present and the future. If you are interested in or concerned about civics and civics engagement today, you should attend this meeting.

Register online or download a printable registration form.

Register for the seperately-ticketed Gender Equality Breakfast.


Pro Bono Program Updates

This is the time of year when Pro Bono staff are involved in closing cases for grant-funding purposes. If you received an update request from us, please respond with the current status of the case, so we can update our files. If the case is closed, or ready-to-close, we need documentation of legal work accomplished – very important for grant funders—as well as case outcomes and attorney hours. If you have any questions or need an update form in order to close out a case, please contact Margaret.

From the Pro Bono Program staff: Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter and for your generous service to Pro Bono Clients. We wish you all the best for the holiday season and New Year!


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

The Limited License Legal Technician
Is the Washington State Bar’s LLLT program the way of the future? Read more at

SCOTUS Law Clerks Still Mostly White and Male
According to a National Law Journal study, the U.S. Supreme Court’s clerk ranks are less diverse than law school graduates or law firm associates—and the justices aren’t doing much to change that. 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

NHBA Insurance Agency
You Protect Your Clients and We Protect You. Exclusively Serving Association Members. Suzanne Morand, AIA, CIC, Senior Account Executive (866) 642-2292,

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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