New Hampshire Judicial Branch
April 30, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Second Renewed and Amended Order Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committees
April 24, 2020: NH Superior Court:Second Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings related to Superior Court
April 24, 2020: NH Judicial Branch: The deadline to file an application for the September 9-10, 2020 New Hampshire bar examination is May 15, 2020.
April 17, 2020: NH Superior Court: Cancellation of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Extended
April 14, 2020: NH Bar Exam – New Hampshire to Offer Bar Examinations on September 9 and 10 Bar examinations rescheduled from July due to COVID-19
April 1, 2020: NH Superior Court: Cancellation of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 27, 2020: Renewed and Amended Emergency Order as to the Circuit Court
March 27, 2020: Renewed and Amended Emergency Order as to the Supreme Court
March 20, 2020: US District Court – District of NH: Court Response to Coronavirus Disease – a list of recent court orders.
March 13, 2020: NH Judicial Branch issues guidance and resources in response to COVID 19. A posting on their website offers links to the latest health information, common sense guidelines for Judicial Branch employees, as well as information for those who are due to appear in court and are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Read more here.
March 13, 20202: NH Superior Court: Cancellation of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
From the New Hampshire Bar Association
NHBA/ Bar Center Temporary Operating Plan
As risks and uncertainties associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase, the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) is committed to keeping its staff, members, and the public safe.
Due to the rapidly evolving situation concerning COVID-19, the Executive Director has determined that operations at the NH Bar Center must convert primarily, but not exclusively, to remote work from home. The Bar Center will be closed to members as well as the public. All in-person CLEs and meetings will be postponed until at least May 31, 2020, when the situation will be reevaluated. Members are encouraged to utilize NHBA CLE online options found here.
The NHBA is actively tracking COVID-19 developments and public health recommendations regarding the outbreak and will adjust its operations accordingly. Therefore, we suggest you visit this page regularly.
U.S. District Court, District of NH
April 15, 2020: A new Standing Order (20-15) extending the continuance of jury trials, grand jury proceedings, mediations, and non-court related events until June 1, 2020. During this time, the court will continue to conduct civil and criminal hearings by videoconference and telephonic hearings (20-7; 20-12) or by in-court hearings (20-6) in the discretion of the presiding judge.
March 27, 2020: A new Standing Order allowing attorneys and pro se parties who must submit paper filings under our Local Rules and ECF Rules to submit those documents by email.
March 20, 2020:Court Response to Coronavirus Disease – a list of recent court orders.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court: District of NH
Additional State and County Updates:
April 20, 2020 John W. King NH Law Library Resources and other legal research resources
April 3, 2020 Office of the Governor –Emergency Orders #24 & 25 Clarification of EO #4
March 30, 2020 Office of the Governor – Business tax extension
March 23, 2020: Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Orders #11,Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization, #12 Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A, and #17 and Exhibit A for #17 the closure of non-essential businesses/ stay at home order and the list of exempt businesses.
March 17, 2020:- Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Orders 3, 4, and 5, which will provide relief for Granite Staters affected by COVID-19.
March 16, 2020: Rockingham County Office of the Registry of Deeds: Office closed to the general public…read more here.