January 2015

There have been a number of articles in the local press over the past six months discussing various issues in the local business climate. This essay attempts to take several of those issues and analyze them to draw conclusions about the future of the legal business. The issues are the declining population in New Hampshire,

New Hampshire law, RSA 556:12 [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVI/556/556-12.htm] entitles the estate of someone whose death was wrongfully caused by another to receive monetary compensation from the responsible party. If there is no family, the estate’s recovery is limited to a maximum of $50,000.00. If the deceased left family, there is no maximum recovery for the estate. The