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December 16, 2015

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The NH Bar Association is seeking nominations for positions on the NHBA Board of Governors for the membership year starting in June 2016. The petition is available on the Bar's website.

Open Positions:
  • Vice President
  • Governor at Large (one vacancy, three-year term)
  • County governors (two-year terms) representing:
    • Belknap County
    • Carroll County
    • Hillsborough North County
    • Hillsborough South County
    • Strafford County
    • Sullivan County
  • Association delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates (two-year term)
Submitting a Petition: No fewer than 10 active member signatures are required for a nomination petition for a governor representing a county; no fewer than 25 active member signatures are required for an officer, governor at large or public sector governor. Bar members may sign only one petition for a county position on the Board representing the county where the signer's principal office is located.

Petitions are due March 1, 2016; election to be through online ballots sent to eligible members starting April 1. For information about serving on the board, contact NHBA Executive Director Jeannine McCoy.

Is there someone in your office who deserves to be recognized for professional, community or public service? Now is your LAST CHANCE to submit nominations. Send your nomination by this Friday either by email to ddestefano@nhbar.org or mail 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.

Nominations for the Hollman Gender Equality Award will be accepted until Jan. 5.

The 2016 NH Bar Association Midyear Meeting will be an interactive day exploring the changing paradigm for law practice and professionalism in the 21st century. Registration will be available soon.

Bar News has the following books available for review by NHBA members.

The Business Guide to Law
Kerry M. Lavelle
Comebacks for Lawyer Jokes
Malcolm Kushner
The Trouble with Lawyers
Deborah L. Rhode
The Future of the Professions
Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind

Please contact Bar News Editor Kristen Senz if you are interested in reviewing one of these books.

We the People
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, an NHBA-sponsored education program for NH high school students, needs attorneys and judges to volunteer to serve as judges and timers at the state finals in Concord on Jan. 8. Please contact Robin E. Knippers for more information and to sign up for this fun and rewarding opportunity. No experience necessary.

The NHBA e-Bulletin will be sent by a different email company beginning later this month.

Because the eBulletin is sent as a bulk email message, it may end up in your email application's spam filter. To ensure that you continue to receive it, please ask your IT personnel to add nhbainfo@nhbar.org to your approved senders list. If you are your own IT department, please consult these instructions for certifying senders' addresses as valid for various email applications such as Comcast, Yahoo and Apple.

Learn to help victims of identity theft and return-preparer fraud navigate the system and untangle the complex problems frequently caused by these crimes. For more information and to register: In-person seminar or Live webcast.

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Jan. 26, 2016
1:30 - 4 p.m.
2 Pillsbury St
Concord, NH 03301
General Minutes

Sponsored by the Low-Income Taxpayer Project of the NH Bar Association Pro Bono Referral Program.

The Bar Center will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. The Bar Center will reopen on Monday, Dec. 28 and will be closed for New Year's Day, Jan. 1. There will be no e-Bulletin on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

The NH General Court is implementing a new software platform, and its bill search engine is not functioning. Consequently, the NHBA Legislation Watch website, which relies on a feed from state's site, does not have any of the bills introduced for the 2016 session. Members can access bills that have been introduced using this link. We will post a notice when Legislation Watch is updated.

Making the Case for Temporary Marriage
An essay in Aeon magazine advocates for rethinking the marriage contract. Read more.

Holiday Gifts for Lawyers
ABA Journal compiled this new gallery of gifts for lawyers.

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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.