ART Introduction

Unless exempt per NHSC Rule 53.2, each NH attorney in a NHBA Active membership status for an aggregated total of more than 6 months during a reporting period must comply with both 53.1(B)(1) - minimum requirement as well as 53.2(A)(1) - efile the Affidavit of compliance.

Unless exempt per NHSC Rule 53.2, each NH Attorney in a NHBA Active membership status for an aggregated total of 6 months or less during a reporting period must comply only with 53.2(A)(1) - efile the Affidavit of Compliance

Each annual reporting period, those subject to Rule 53.1(B)(1), must earn and report a minimum of 720 minutes (minimum) of CLE with at least 120 of those minutes as ethics/professionalism.

For optimal user experience, the following is recommended: ART has been designed and developed to run on W3C compliant browsers, so it is highly recommended that Microsoft Edge, Mozilla FireFox, or Google Chrome be used.

  • Watch the My Record video:

Attorney’s Role in data entry: The new online ‘Attorney Reporting Tool or ‘ART’, requires that the Attorney self–report non-NHBA CLE in the online ART system.

The ART system is accessed through the MyNHBar Portal. The Attorney Username is their NH Bar ID number. The password is created by the Attorney.

Self-reporting requires that the Attorney report course data during the NHMCLE period. The Attorney will also annually certify that all courses entered comply with NHMCLE Rule 53.

  • Watch the New Entry video:
  • Next, go to the ‘New Entry’ tab in the navigation bar
    1. To claim credit for attendance at any NON-NH Bar course:
      • Determine if the course qualifies and meets NHMCLE Rule 53 qualifying criteria
      • New Entry Page: Each attorney is responsible for determining whether a program is eligible for NHMCLE credit, based on the requirements set out in Supreme Court Rule 53. Report and enter your qualified course attendance using this CLE Attorney Reporting Tool (ART).
    2. To claim credit for attendance at any NH Bar course:
      • Monitor your courses entered by the NH Bar: If you attended a program offered by the NH Bar Association for NHMCLE credit, it will be directly entered shortly after attendance into your NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool. You need to monitor these entries. If you need to make any corrections or changes, you will need to contact the NHBA•CLE Registrar, 603-715-3260.
    3. An Attorney’s ART Responsibility under Rule 53: Attorneys are responsible for the accuracy of their individual online course entries in ART.
      • Attorney’s should enter their course within 30 days of course attendance at the latest and should maintain a file of courses attended for at least 2 years (Rule 53.3(B)).

At the end of the NHMCLE reporting period, an ART Affidavit of Compliance will be prepared from the attorney’s online ART course entries. Each attorney will be required to attest to the course entries for the reporting period. Keep in mind that once the affidavit has been filed, the My Record page is locked and no new courses may be added. Be sure that the My Record page is complete prior to filing the Affidavit of Compliance, or you will not get credit for the course.

The NH Bar Association and the NHMCLE Board Administrative Office have developed the online tool for the use of Association members in reporting and tracking continuing legal education activity, The software interfaces with the Association database for credit reporting and therefore NHBA CLE offerings are automatically entered in the NHMCLE Attorney Reporting Tool (ART).

The NHMCLE Rule 53 Program of the New Hampshire Supreme Court should not be confused with the New Hampshire Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education (NHBA•CLE) program of course offerings.