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April 16, 2014

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Attorney and former AG Tom Rath will give a first-person account of his political experiences at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the NH Historical Society, 30 Park St. in Concord.

The fee to attend the talk is $15 for members of the Society and $25 for nonmembers.

Registration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome. Contact Education Services Coordinator Stephanie Fortin at 603-856-0604 or

The 2014 Attorney General's Conference is seeking nominations for the following annual awards:
The Honorable William D. Paine II Award - honors someone who has made an "outstanding commitment to collaborative multidisciplinary efforts to reduce domestic and sexual violence in New Hampshire."
The Dr. Roger M. Fossum Award for Outstanding Service to Children - for a strong child advocate who raises awareness about child abuse.
The Sandra Matheson Award for Exemplary Commitment to Victims of Crime - A new award to recognize an individual or agency that embodies commitment, collaboration and leadership to improve the rights and services for victims of crime in New Hampshire.
The nomination forms are available as part of the conference brochure for Partnering For A Future Without Violence to be held June 4-6 at Southern NH University.

Nominations are due Friday, May 16, and should be emailed to

"Working for Tomorrow's Clients" - a CLE and law practice management showcase with experts on hand are highlights of the June 20-21 Annual Meeting in Portsmouth. Here's a preview.

Ari Kaplan is our keynote speaker.

Also, please consider nominations for these prestigious awards:
Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism
Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession
E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism

May is one of NHBA·CLE's busiest months. There are still seats available in our Seminar Room for most programs in May, including:

Workers' Compensation Basics
May 7 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
3 NHMCLE Credits, including .5 Ethics/Professionalism Credit
Sign up for In-Person Program
Sign up for Live Webcast

The Fundamentals of Bankruptcy
May 9 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 NHMCLE Credits, including 1 Ethics/Professionalism Credit
Sign up for In-Person Program
Sign up for Live Webcast

Check out all of our upcoming programs.

Justice For All Challenge Do you sometimes wish the general public held lawyers in higher regard?

One way the NH Bar Association is trying to improve the image of the profession is by making sure people are aware of how much legal help lawyers here provide, without charge, to low-income residents, nonprofits and public interest groups. We know the spirit of volunteerism is strong among lawyers in New Hampshire. But we need your help to tell that story.

Sign up today for the Justice for All Challenge, perform at least 30 hours of pro bono service in a number of ways over the next year, return to the website to record your time, and that's it!

Can you spare two hours of your time in June? Volunteer attorneys are needed to host Lawline from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. You can answer calls from your office, your home or meet at the Bar Center.

Please contact Lisha, 715-3229 for more details or to sign up.

Bruce Dorner, a Londonderry attorney who frequently writes and lectures on law office management, will be the featured speaker at the NHBA's Solo & Small Firm Discussion group at noon on Wednesday, April 23 at the Bar Center.

The solo/small Firm discussion group meets regularly for informal exchange on practical topics. Bring your lunch and some questions and thoughts on law office technology and other practice management issues. Dorner, who was written and spoken nationally on law office tech topics, will gladly field your questions.

RSVP requested but not required. Also - send your law tech questions to Member Services Coordinator Rosemarie Atwood.

Annual Litigation Trends Survey
Norton Rose Fulbright's annual survey reveals the number of US businesses facing regulatory proceedings has increased for the third consecutive year. Read more.

All rise: The era of legal startups is now in session
Venture Beat reports on the emerging legal startup sector as economic pressures within the industry have given rise to innovation. Read more.

John Paul Stevens: By the Book
The former US Supreme Court justice talks about his favorite books in this New York Times interview. Read more.

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