In this Issue
AT THE BAR
The following awards will be presented at the NH Bar Foundation Annual Dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Manchester Country Club:
The Frank Rowe Kenison Award will be presented to John Garvey, the founding director of the nationally acclaimed Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the UNH School of Law.
The Robert E. Kirby Award, recognizing a lawyer 35 years old or younger, will be presented to Rory Parnell, of the Parnell & McKay law firm in Londonderry.
The event will include a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Bar Foundation. Sponsors wanted. Ticket information will be posted soon.
The USAO District of Massachusetts is hiring two assistant US attorneys, one general and one in the criminal division (narcotics and money laundering unit).
For more job openings, be sure to check the Bar News classified listings.
For NH Bar Association members who have not completed the tasks associated with annual attorney licensure renewal, late fees will begin accruing on Tuesday, Aug. 1, with $50 owed for each of the three steps that are delinquent. A second assessment of late fees will accrue in September, and enforcement action will be taken by the NH Supreme Court if obligations have not been completed by Oct. 1.
NHBA members are encouraged to log in to the MyNHBar portal on the NHBA website, and attend to any unmet obligations listed on the dashboard. The site has a number of instructional resources and video tutorials to aid members in completing the steps.
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As lawyers you know, more than anyone, just how much access to representation matters. Donor, volunteer or both—the Pro Bono Program can only continue to achieve results for people needing legal help if NH attorneys join in. Press the “Donate Now” button on the right (also available on the Bar’s homepage) to make a tax-deductible contribution, write a check to the Pro Bono Program or contact Ginny Martin to volunteer. You won’t receive any special gift in return except knowing your contribution helps stablize and transform the lives of veterans, seniors (imagine your grandmother needing help!), victims of domestic violence and others who depend on a legal system that is for them, too.
For more information about the Pro Bono program, please visit www.nhbar.org.
Volunteers are needed to host Lawline in 2018. If you want to assist in improving access to justice in New Hampshire and are able to set aside two hours to host a Lawline session next year (sessions take place from 6-8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month), please consider volunteering.
Lawline is a public service coordinated by the NH Bar Association through which members of the public can speak for free with an attorney to get answers to general legal questions. Each call lasts about 10 minutes, and volunteers can answer calls from a central location or remotely.
For more information, please contact Jacqueline Geddes.
FROM THE COURTS
Chris Keating, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, provided the following progress report on the move of 144 employees from the Trial Court Center and AOC to 1 Granite Place in Concord:
“So far we have moved the Trial Court leadership and administration, as well as the Domestic Violence Registry and our Central Processing staff. We are right smack dab in the middle of moving the Information Center representatives. After that, we will transfer the E-Filing Center people to their new quarters at 1 Granite Place. The entire move of the 95 Trial Court Center staff will conclude at the end of July. While all email addresses and phone numbers will remain the same as before, we recommend that people start using the new mailing address for correspondence and packages:
NH Judicial Branch Administrative Offices
1 Granite Place, Suite N400
Concord, NH 03301
The AOC is scheduled to start its move to the new building in mid-September.”
The NH Judicial Branch is continuing to offer e-filing workshops at the NH Bar Center in Concord (third floor). The next sessions are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Aug. 16 and Sept. 27. To sign up, contact Kim Brackett.
To see how many cases have been e-filed in New Hampshire, check the NH e-Court Project Activity Report.
Weds. Aug. 16 or
Weds. Sept. 27
OTHER NEWS & EVENTS
The NH Women’s Bar Association recently announced the selection of NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis as the recipient of the 2017 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award. The Ricker Award honors an outstanding woman lawyer in New Hampshire who has achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, advanced opportunities for women in the profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women.
As her nominator, Justice Gary Hicks, wrote, "[a]t every stage of her legal career, Justice Dalianis has stepped across ground-breaking thresholds and successfully assumed critical leadership roles… [S]he has always shouldered the heavy mantle of her responsibilities with grace and humor."
The award will be presented at the NHWBA 20th annual fall reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Concord Country Club. Space is limited. RSVP online.
The Daniel Webster Batchelder American Inn of Court is still accepting applications for the Don Crandlemire Inn of Court Scholarship. Award recipients will receive a one year free membership to the Inn of Court.
Scholarship candidates must be admitted to the NH Bar, have graduated from UNH Law, have less than five years of experience and be motivated to participate in the Daniel Webster Batchelder American Inn of Court. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who work at smaller firms and are cross-trained professionals. Current members may also apply.
Statements of interest should be submitted by Friday, July 28, to Jack Crisp or Molly Lynch.
As of Monday, July 17, the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds is now housed at 1 Granite Place, Suite N100, Concord, NH 03301. All phone numbers remain the same.
The Lawyer, the Addict
A graduate of UNH Law died in 2015, after becoming addicted to drugs. His ex-wife puts the pieces of his descent together in this poignant New York Times piece. Read more.
20 Years After Claremont, Property-Poor Towns Still Struggling
A recent report from the NH Center for Public Policy Studies found that substantial disparities in access to adequate education still exist twenty years post-Claremont. Read more/listen to a discussion about the issue at NHPR.org.
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