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NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

August 17, 2016
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NHBA Annual Meeting – New Lower Pricing!

Attend a full day of thought-provoking programming about technology and the future of law AND get tickets to the Honors and Awards Luncheon and the evening reception, all for just $225 at the 2016 NHBA Annual Meeting on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth.

Pricing for the full-day package and the morning program have been reduced from the amount published in Bar News. See full pricing details below.

Annual Meeting Pricing
$225 Full Day
(includes lunch, both CLEs & evening reception)
$139 Morning CLE Only
(no lunch included)
$99 Afternoon CLE Only
(no lunch included)
$40 Lunch Only
$25 Evening Reception
Purchase separately

Register online or download the registration form.

Judge Barbadoro to Receive Kenison Award – 9/21

Judge Barbadoro
Judge Barbadoro
Anthony Galdieri
Anthony Galdieri

US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro has been selected to receive the Frank Rowe Kenison Award at the NH Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 21 at the Center of NH in Manchester.

Also to be recognized is Anthony Galdieri, a member of the Nixon Peabody law firm, who will be the 20th recipient of Robert E. Kirby Award, which honors outstanding achievement and commitment to civility by a lawyer 35 years old or younger.

Details about the awards and reservation information at

Avoid Late Fees – 9/1

Late fees increase sharply for outstanding annual attorney licensure obligations after Sept. 1.

By Court rule, additional late fees of $250 each will be levied for failure to complete the NHMCLE affidavit and trust account compliance form.

Members are encouraged to check the MyNHBAR dashboard at to verify that all of their obligations are complete, pay fees and dues and file required forms. (A red bar on your MyNHBAR dashboard means you are delinquent. Please note: The ART reporting tool requires a separate log-in.)

For assistance, please contact or Also, members may call the 603-715-3279 or stop in to the Bar Association between 9 and 4 p.m. for assistance.

MyCase Hosts Free Webinar – 7/27

On Wednesday, July 27, at 2 p.m., MyCase will host Stacey Burke, law firm business consultant, for a free webinar on “Running an Efficient Law Firm.”

Building an efficient law practice means digging deep and figuring out what works and what doesn't. Stacey Burke has audited law firms of varying practice areas across the country. In this webinar she will give her top tips for running an efficient law practice by using appropriate technology and other best practices.

You'll learn about:

  • Unified forms
  • Ongoing training
  • Working in the Cloud
  • New case intake
  • Business development

NH Bar members can receive a 10% lifetime discount on MyCase.

(Contact phone: (844) 886-7862).

ABA Future of Legal Services Report

The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services has released its final report. You can learn about the Commission’s findings and recommendations and find a full version of the report. Download the Commission's final report.

Bar News is interested in NHBA members’ thoughts about and reactions to the report and its findings. Please send responses to Writers will be contacted prior to publication of any submissions.

Federal Court Rules - Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment – 2/15

Judge Garfunkel

On Aug. 12, 2016, the federal court’s Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

The page at the above link includes the proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments.

The public comment period ends February 15, 2017.

Bankruptcy attorneys practicing in New Hampshire may also be interested in registering for the upcoming Federal Practice Institute at the Federal Court in Concord. Registration is restricted to bankruptcy attorneys through Aug. 23.

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Belknap County Parenting Case. Young single woman would like assistance in establishing a parenting plan for one-year old child. Case has been filed in Laconia Family Division. Please call Janice.

Cheshire County Eviction Defense. Single woman on a fixed income seeks assistance defending against eviction or negotiating an agreement with the landlord for another unit. The eviction notice expires August 27th. Case will be heard in the 8th circuit - district division- Jaffrey. Please call Carolann.

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament a Success!

Judge Garfunkel

The NHBA Pro Bono Referral Program wishes to send a huge THANK YOU to all the dedicated golfers who participated in the 23rd annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament at Lake Sunapee Country Club last Thursday, Aug. 11.

Despite the heat, it was a great day. The Justice William F. Batchelder & Judge Arthur E. Bean Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament Trophy will have a new home this year as the team of Paul Kfoury, Randall Smith, Walter Smith and David Ordway edged out last year’s champions by one point. Second place went to Mike Ruedig, Mark Douglas, Douglas Homan and Bob Williams, while Judge Arthur Bean’s team, including Rodney Stark, Mica Stark and Bob Mielcarz, came in third.

The mixed-team first place went to Mitchell Jean, Gerard O’Neil, Deborah Kane Rein and Hon. Michael Garner with second place going to Mark Dunn, Stephen Lindo, Sigrid Lindo and Connor Theroux.

The longest drive contest sponsored by Hinckley Allen Snyder was won by Jan Denson for the women and Rory Parnell for the men. The closest-to-the-pin contest sponsored by Brayman, Houle, Keating & Albright was won by Pam Gould for the women and Paul Kfoury for the men.

Mainstay Technologies sponsored the Hole-in- One contest, but, unfortunately, no one drove away in the first prize Miata Convertible provided by Grappone Automotive Group. See the September Bar News for a full list of sponsors.

Award Nominations Sought for 2016 Annual Meeting – 8/26

The NH Bar Association Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the legal community and their contributions to the justice system and the Association.

Please be sure to note the reasons for your nomination, along with the nominee's name. Your inspiration for making the nomination - why you think a particular individual is especially deserving of the recognition intended by a particular award - will be of great importance as the nominees are considered. Nominations are sought for the following awards: Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism, Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award, and the E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism.

View award descriptions and past recipients.

Nominations should be submitted by Friday, Aug. 26 to Denice DeStefano by email or by mail to Denice DeStefano, NHBA Annual Meeting Awards, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-3502.

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