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 Supreme Court: Second Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing New Hampshire Supreme Court Proceedings and Restricting Access to the Supreme Court Building

April 24, 2020: NH Circuit Court: Second Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-person Court Proceedings Related To New Hampshire Superior Court and Restricting Public Access To Courthouses

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 21, 2020: New Hampshire Supreme Court to Hold Remote Oral Arguments Starting April 29

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 2, 2020: Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of New Hampshire Supreme Court Committees

April 1, 2020: NH Superior Court: Cancellation of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 28, 2020: (Revised) Renewed and Amended Emergency Order as to the Superior Court

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

April 16, 2020 Statement from NHBA President Concerning MCLE Compliance and Bar Dues/Court Fee Deadlines

March 31, 2020 Updated Message from NHBA President, Attorney Edward. Philpot, Jr.

March 30, 2020 Message from the NHBA President Regarding Attorney Licensure Renewal

March 18, 2020 A Message from NHBA President, Attorney Edward D. Philpot, Jr. 

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.

Federal Courts

U.S. District Court, District of NH

April 15, 2020:  Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in Response to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

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.

April 4, 2020:  Order Amending 20-05 Regarding Scheduling of Hearings in Criminal Cases

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.

March 15, 2020: Second Standing Order (20-4) on Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID – 19.

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 GovernorEmergency Orders #24 & 25 Clarification of EO #4

March 30, 2020 Office of the GovernorBusiness 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.

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 Updates

May 1, 2020 Office of the GovernorStay at Home 2.0

May 1, 2020 Office of the Governor – EO #40

DHHSCOVID-19 Page – Daily updates

DHHSCOVID-19 Map -Daily Updates

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Links

NH Judicial Branch: Additional self-help information added

NH Judicial Branch Response to COVID-19: New page, well organized, up-to-date content

NH Judicial Branch: e-filing, updates, help, electronic services

Important NH Judicial Branch Contact Information

If you are due to appear in court in any of the limited circumstances listed in the Supreme Court order suspending in-person hearings, and you are suffering from flu-like symptoms or are quarantined or unavailable due to COVID-19 reasons, please call the Court’s Information Center to explain your situation, (1-855-212-1234).  The information you provide will be sent to the court, and the court will decide whether it is necessary to reschedule the hearing or make other accommodations.

Source: NH Judicial Branch