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Bar News January 19, 2022
2022-01-18 15:39:05
The Complexities of DV Cases and Criminal Defense
By Richard Guerriero, Ted Lothstein and Kaylee Doty                   Domestic violence cases, ranging from misdemeanor and felony criminal charges to civil DV protection orders and civil stalking orders, account for a large share of our caseload. Why? Because domestic violence transcends all social and cultural barriers, all […]
2022-01-18 14:16:53
The Debate about Qualified Immunity Continues
By Scott Merrill The doctrine of qualified immunity that protects federal, state, and local government officials—including police—from civil lawsuits is being scrutinized and criticized by legal scholars in New Hampshire and around the country.   Despite the criticism and increased public awareness of the doctrine—especially in light of recent police violence— immunity protections for government […]
2022-01-18 09:51:32
The Institute for Justice: Patrick Jaicomo
Patrick Jaicomo, an attorney at the Institute for Justice in Arlington, Virginia, says he has found a sense of purpose holding government employees—including police— accountable for their crimes, and dismantling the current doctrine known as qualified immunity. Jaicomo, whose background includes a clerkship on the Michigan Supreme Court and six years spent practicing civil litigation […]
2022-01-18 09:45:37
A Lawyer Down the Hall
By George Moore   As we close the books on 2021, let us move forward into 2022 with a positive attitude that we will get past the worst of the pandemic and hopefully our lives will return to what passes these days as normal. Even without the COVID phenomenon, our normal professional lives, particularly for […]
2022-01-18 09:43:05
Canine Companions in the Courtroom
Facility Dogs in Court May Soon Become Common Practice By Tom Jarvis Testifying in court is an unfamiliar process for most people and can be quite stressful, especially for a child. Having to recall traumatic events during that testimony can exponentially magnify that stress, sometimes causing the phenomenon called re-traumatization. In the last 17 years, […]
2022-01-18 09:41:19
Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC is looking for a business practice paralegal to join our team in our Seacoast NH office. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and a pleasant work environment. Candidate must be detail oriented, organized and able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in business entity document preparation and […]
2022-01-18 09:00:08
Milford High School Students Named "We the People: The Citizen and Constitution" NH State Champions on January 10, 2022
Dozens of NH Bar Association Members, Law Students, and Friends of Law Related Education Volunteer Their Time and Experience to Make This Annual Program a Success January 18, 2021 (Concord, NH)– We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” State Finals were held at the City Wide Community Center (Concord, NH) on January 10, 2022. […]
2022-01-18 06:00:55
Speakers for February 18 NHBA Midyear Meeting Announced
2022-01-14 12:08:32
We the People: The Citizen and Constitution District Hearings Held on December 10, 2021
    Concord, NH, December 10, 2021– We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” District Hearings were held at the City Wide Community Center in Concord on December 10, 2021. This annual event is comprised of simulated congressional hearings, during which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. The […]
2022-01-14 11:43:50
Lindsay Nadeau Honored as Recipient of the NHBA’s Philip S. Hollman Award for Gender Equality
December 7, 2021, Concord, NH, Lindsay E. (Whitelaw) Nadeau of the Orr & Reno law firm in Concord, NH has been named this year’s recipient of the Philip S. Hollman Award for Gender Equality. The Hollman Award was established on the occasion of Judge Philip S. Hollman’s 2003 retirement from the NH Superior Court bench […]
2022-01-14 11:32:28
New Hampshire Bar Association Announces 2022 President's & Public Sector Award Winners
January 6, 2022, Concord, NH The New Hampshire Bar Association is pleased to announce the following 2022 award recipients. They will also be recognized at NHBA’s virtual 2022 Midyear Meeting on Friday, February 18, 2022. President’s Awards   Legal Director for ACLU-NH, Gilles R. Bissonnette, is the recipient of the Distinguished Service to the Public […]
2022-01-14 11:29:22
2022 Midyear Business Meeting Materials February 17, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. REMOTE
NHBA 2022 Midyear Business Meeting: Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. Meeting Materials Meeting Agenda Item 2- Draft Minutes of the 2021 Annual Membership Business meeting for approval Item 4 – Summary of proposed revisions Item 4a- Proposed Bylaws Revisions Item 4b- Proposed Constitution Revisions
2022-01-12 09:00:37
Manchester-based law firm is presently seeking an attorney to work part time on an as-needed basis for overflow work. The position would be ideal for a retired attorney looking for something to keep busy or a new attorney looking to build experience. The position could evolve into a full time position depending on circumstances. Familiarity […]
2022-01-10 15:18:21
Experienced Paralegal/Legal Secretary
Wanted by research firm in Concord NH, Familiarity with corporate filings, UCC and real estate records necessary. Please email your resume and cover letter to:
2022-01-07 16:52:54
Staff Attorney. The Disability Rights Center
New Hampshire (DRC-NH) seeks 1-2 enthusiastic, self-motivated attorneys to join us to protect and promote the civil rights of people with disabilities. Recent law school graduates and attorneys with civil and/or criminal litigation experience are encouraged to apply. For a complete job description, visit Please send cover letter; resume; and a writing sample/brief (not […]
2022-01-07 16:51:10
Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Concord, New Hampshire boutique law firm with a busy trust and probate administration, real estate, business, and litigation practice seeks an experienced Paralegal/Legal Assistant to provide support to two attorneys. Applicant should be motivated, detail-oriented, organized, able to prioritize, and work as a team player. Applicant should be prepared to provide administrative support including file […]
2022-01-06 10:17:54
Executive Director of New Hampshire Bar Foundation Grant Recipient Sworn into NH Bar
By Tom Jarvis Sonya Bellafant, Executive Director of 603 Legal Aid, was among the 28 new admittees to the New Hampshire Bar on November 17th. A transplant from Nashville, Tenn., she became Executive Director of the Legal Advice and Referral Center in April 2021 and then oversaw the merger with the Pro Bono Referral Program […]
2022-01-04 10:25:20
Corporate Transactions: Diligence and Agreements Should Address Cybersecurity and Privacy
By Cameron G. Shilling   All businesses maintain at least some information electronically, and the value of many depends on the information they have about operations, products and services, clients and customers, vendors, employees, etc. Cybersecurity is one of the largest and most prevalent risks businesses face. Thus, as attorneys, we need to work with […]
2021-12-28 09:05:02
Law Clerk, Public Utilities Commission (Program Specialist III)
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES is seeking a full-time (37.5 hr week) Law Clerk, Public Utilities Commission (Program Specialist III).($47,307-$66,729) Scope of Work: Responsibility to oversee docketing, distribution of litigated cases, investigation, license, registration and compliance filings; ensuring compliance with Commission procedural filing rules by staff and the general public; supervision the […]
2021-12-23 16:02:25
Policies and Procedures Administrator
State of New Hampshire, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) – Concord, NH – DAS seeks to hire a Policies and Procedures Administrator to coordinate the drafting, adoption, revision and maintenance of DAS administrative rules, policies and procedures and to monitor DAS legislation. Salary range $66,729 – $80,106. Go to Candidate Space ( for a full job […]
2021-12-17 16:35:07
Health Benefit Plan (HBP) Policy & Compliance Administrator
State of New Hampshire, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) – Concord, NH – DAS seeks to hire a Health Benefit Plan (HBP) Policy & Compliance Administrator to coordinate the drafting, adoption, revision and maintenance of the State’s HBP rules, policies, and procedures and monitoring HBP legislative initiatives impacting the HBP. Salary range $66,729 – $80,106. […]
2021-12-17 16:33:23
Revisiting the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
By Scott Merrill   When books are made into movies, there’s often a flurry of new paperbacks that show up in bookstores and online. Newly-branded covers remind shoppers that the book they’re holding was the inspiration for the movie. And as with all adaptations, the producers tend to take a fair amount of dramatic license. […]
2021-12-13 16:18:44
Federal Trade Commission Ramps Up Enforcement Efforts On Deceptive Endorsements and Testimonials
By Kristin A. Mendoza   For e-commerce businesses, or any business with an online presence, online reviews continue to grow in importance for attracting new customers. An industry study released earlier this year indicated that up to 93% of customers say that online reviews influenced their purchase decisions and that four out of five […]
2021-12-13 09:50:56
Charla Bizios Stevens: Striving for Authenticity
By Kathie Ragsdale   Charla Bizios Stevens has been a trailblazer since the fifth grade, when she rebelled against the regulation that girls had to wear skirts to classes in her Haverhill, Massachusetts elementary school. One day after gym class, when her female classmates still had on their athletic pants, she marshalled them to […]
2021-12-13 09:47:10

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