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NHBA e-Bulletin

Newsletter of the New Hampshire Bar Association

July 20, 2016
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In this Issue

  • Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?
  • Seeking Environmental/ Natural Resources/ Infrastructure Law Articles
  • Arthur Greene to Receive ABA Award
  • Circuit Court Complaint?
  • Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament
  • NHMCLE Tip
  • Did You Check the Box?
  • Question of the Week
  • Suggested Reading
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors

Can You Help These Pro Bono Clients?

Nashua family facing eviction. Family needs help avoiding eviction and/or negotiating with landlord. Notice expires July 20. Please contact Janice.

Unfiled Divorce. Concord client with four children looking for assistance in filing for a divorce. Parties own a condo in Concord. Please contact Janice.

Bar News Features Environmental/Natural Resources/Infrastructure Law

The September issue of Bar News will include a special section featuring articles related to environmental law, natural resources law, and telecommunications, utilities and energy law. If you practice in one of these areas and are interested in contributing an article, please contact Editor Kristen Senz with your ideas and proposals. Drafts will be due Aug. 29.

Arthur Greene to Receive ABA Award

Judge Garfunkel

Congratulations to Arthur Greene, a NH lawyer and longtime authority on law practice management issues, who has been selected to receive the 2016 Samuel S. Smith Award for excellence in law practice, presented by the ABA Law Practice Division. The award will be presented on Friday, Aug. 5 at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Greene is principal of Arthur G. Greene Consulting LLC in Bedford and consults nationwide, particularly with small- to mid-size law firms on financial and long-range planning. He recently published A Practical Guide to Succession Plans for Law Firms and Rewards for Retiring Lawyers.

Circuit Court Complaint?

The NH Circuit Court last year adopted a policy for raising and resolving concerns in the state’s Circuit Court locations, including issues related to inconsistent court practices, delays in scheduling, delays in receiving court orders or frustrations with service provided by court personnel. For a quick and easy reference to the steps that should be followed, attorneys can bookmark this page.

Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament – 8/11

Players wanted for the 23rd Annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, NH – one of the state’s top-rated courses. Sign up here or contact Margaret for more details. All proceeds will benefit the Pro Bono Referral Program at the NHBA. Great golf for a great cause!

NHMCLE Tip: Do It and Move On

Happy New Year! The new NHMCLE reporting year began July 1, 2016.

Have you completed your NHMCLE compliance steps for the reporting year that ended June 30? If not, now is the time. The grace period ends July 31, 2016 at midnight. Late fees begin Aug. 1.

Please go to the MyNHBar 3-1-1 dashboard and log-in with your NH Bar user name and password. The dashboard shows members their compliance status on all of their obligations. (The NHMCLE area requires a separate log-in and password). For instructions and tutorials to help members complete the process, visit the NHMCLE page on the Bar’s website or email for assistance.

Don’t know about the dashboard? Visit the 3-1-1 information page about other annual licensure questions (dues or trust accounting compliance forms). Or contact the Bar Center at, call 603 715-3279 or come to the office 9 to 4 p.m. during the week.

Did You Check the Box?

Judge Garfunkel

The NHBA Pro Bono Referral program leverages the volunteer hours of your fellow attorneys by screening cases and insuring and supporting legal representation throughout the state for those New Hampshire residents who are most in need of legal help.

You can help Pro Bono support attorney volunteers by checking the box on your dues statement this year. Make a tax-deductible donation to Pro Bono, as it makes a final push toward meeting its $20,000 fundraising goal.

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Suggested Reading

It Pays (Millions) to be a Corporate Counsel
A Wall Street Journal reports average compensation for top in-house counsel positions was down 2 percent in 2015, but paychecks were still hefty. Read more.

Opinion: How Police Unions Impede Reform
A Harvard University researcher laments the scarcity of data on police conduct nationwide. 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!

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