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September 20, 2017
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Nominations Sought for Hollman Equality Award

Established on the occasion of Judge Hollman's retirement from the Superior Court bench in 2003, this award is designed to honor his efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system.

A Hollman award recipient is someone who is dedicated to promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system, and is a leader, educator and role model on such issues.

A nominee may be a Bar member, a court or law firm employee, or an employee of a state department or agency that is part of the legal system. The award will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast during the 2018 Midyear Meeting, Friday, February 16, 2018. Learn more.

Submit nominations with a brief description of the nominee's qualifications by, Nov. 15, to Lisa Boisvert.

Trauma-Informed Practice Training – 10/19

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Join the DOVE Project for a special half-day program, “Representing Trauma Victims: Cultivating a Trauma-informed Practice.”

DOVE attorneys, family law practitioners, and their support staff will learn how to view clients through a trauma-informed lens, to avoid re-victimization. Faculty will provide an overview of professional responsibility when a client’s behavior is adverse to advice provided and offer insight into how trauma impacts victims on neurobiological, physical and emotional levels.

Cost is $50 for attorneys who agree to accept two DOVE/Stalking restraining order cases, or one divorce/parenting case, within the next year, or current Pro Bono and DOVE volunteers. Price includes breakfast, refreshments, and written materials. Register online.

Oct. 19
9 a.m. -
1 p.m.
165 NHMCLE General Minutes & 60 Ethics/Prof Minutes

Pro Bono Clients Waiting for Assistance

Tort defense. Spanish-speaking client needs help with liability/collections issue stemming from an auto accident in which he was hit by a driver who ran a red light. Client was uninsured and is being sued by the other party’s insurance company. Please contact Carolann.

Record Annulment. Client resides in Epping and has misdemeanors in several courts, including Concord district and Merrimack Superior, the most recent from 2011. Please contact Margaret.

Bar News Seeks Family Law Articles

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The November issue of Bar News will include a special section on family law. If you have an idea for an informative article on a topic in this area, please contact Editor Kristen Senz By Oct. 9. Article deadline is Oct. 23.

Do you handle criminal law in the Meredith, Portsmouth or Exeter area?

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If so, can you spare 2 hours of your time on October 11? Attorneys who practice primarily criminal law are needed to volunteer for the upcoming Lawline session. If you are able to set aside two hours of your time from 6-8pm on October 11, kindly consider volunteering. Phone calls are of a general nature, typically last no longer than 10 minutes, and you can will have the rewarding experience of offering advice and counsel to members of the public.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Geddes today.

2018 NHBA Midyear Meeting - 2/16

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Save Friday, February 16, 2018 to join your colleagues at the NHBA Midyear Meeting—the largest Bar Association gathering of the year—for timely CLEs, the Gender Equality Breakfast, and the Honors & Awards Luncheon at the Radisson/Center of NH in Manchester.

Help recognize the good work of New Hampshire attorneys by nominating a colleague for one of the Bar's annual awards:

Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service
Distinguished Service to the Public Award
Outstanding Service in Public Sector/Public Interest Law

Submit nominations by Dec. 8. Learn more.


New Hampshire Joins Other States in Investigating Equifax Data Breach

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that his office has joined with attorneys general from around the country in signing a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people.

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