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April 22, 2014

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Get answers to your questions about information technology at a meeting of the NHBA Solo/Small Firm Discussion Group from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, at the NH Bar Center in Concord.

Susan Bergeron, IT administrator for the NHBA, will join the discussion about various tech tips and applications, with topics ranging from Word and Excel shortcuts to PDFs and cloud computing. To submit questions prior to the meeting, or to RSVP, contact Rosemarie Atwood.



Bar News seeks volunteer lawyers and law students to summarize NH Supreme Court decisions issued in June and August. Help your colleagues by summing up the major issues and holdings. For more information, please contact Lisha Brosseau.



The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications to serve on the court's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel, including applications from attorneys not currently on the panel and reapplications from panel members whose terms expire Oct. 1.

Instructions and application forms may be downloaded from the court's website in the CJA materials section. Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, June 12. Applicants will be notified in early fall. Questions? Contact Carmen Torres at (617) 748-9380 or CJA Coordinator George Kretas at (617) 748-9055.



Raise awareness about the legal profession and our system of justice by connecting with a school and arranging to make a short presentation to students in observance of Law Day on May 8.

Visit the Law Day page on the Bar's website for ready-made materials and ideas. If you are arranging your own visit, report your school visit.

For more information about how to get involved, contact Robin E. Knippers.



Give back to the profession. Can you spare some time to mentor someone new to the practice of law in New Hampshire? The NH Bar Association Mentor Program is looking for mentors in Merrimack, Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. New lawyers are looking for help navigating the system as they begin practice in all sorts of areas, including family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, wills and trusts, real estate, intellectual property and general practice.

If you would like to become a mentor, or would like more information about what being a mentor is all about, please contact Rosemarie Atwood.



Pro Bono Golf - Old Man on the Mountain
The 22nd Annual Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London. Pro Bono is now accepting player registrations.

Sponsoring the golf tournament is the perfect way for law firms and other businesses to get exposure, and to support a great cause - access to justice for New Hampshire residents - and the lawyers who provide free and reduced fee legal services through the bar's Pro Bono Referral Program.

For more information about the tournament or becoming a sponsor, please contact Lisha Brosseau.



This year's Board of Governors election featured two contested races. The complete elections results were as follows:
President-Elect: Nominated by Board of Governors
David W. Ruoff (Manchester)
Vice President: one-year term
Scott H. Harris (Manchester)
Secretary: one-year term
Robert R. Howard, III (Henniker)
Treasurer: one-year term
Peter E. Hutchins (Manchester)
Governor-at-Large: three-year term
Paul W. Chant (North Conway)
Christopher T. Regan (Durham)
Public Sector Governor: three-year term
J. Christopher Marshall (Concord)
Out-of-State Governor: three-year term
Danielle Y. Vanderzanden (Boston, MA)
County Governors: two-year term
Cheshire: Richard C. Guerriero Jr. (Keene)
Coos: Sandra Cabrera (Colebrook)
Grafton: Ora Schwartzberg (Plymouth)
Merrimack: James Shepard (Concord)
Rockingham: Patrick O'Day (Portsmouth)
Mary E. Tenn, the current President-Elect, will take office as President of the NH Bar Association at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on June 19.

The NH Bar Association website has more information about the incoming board members and the current Board of Governors.



Attorneys on active status for nine months or more between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, must comply with NHMCLE requirements.

"Active" statuses include: Active, Pro Bono Active, Military Active, Honorary Active and July to September admittees per SC Rule 53.1.



Attorneys who have recently changed their physical or email address should submit a name and address change form immediately to update their member records. The bar association sends important correspondence to the addresses members have on file.

Attorneys also can update the professional photographs that are used in their member records. Submit a new high-resolution photograph by email to Karrie Fesette.



null The NH Women's Bar Association invites bar members to attend a brown bag lunch with Judge Patricia Quigley from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Circuit Court in Nashua. Discuss probate law issues and learn firsthand what practices Judge Quigley finds effective in her court. For more information, contact Gretchen Pyles.



Robert Morrill Mediation
With more than 23 years experience, Robert Morrill, a retired NH Superior Court judge, has the experience and understanding you can use. Contact Robert Morrill.

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Rule 50 Trust Account Compliance
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