New Hampshire Judicial Branch

August 27, 2020 What to Know Before Coming to a New Hampshire Courthouse

August 21, 2020 NH Supreme Court: Order Concerning Quarantine Period Prior to Courthouse Entry

August 13, 2020 Seventh Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of New Hampshire Supreme Court Committees

July 22, 2020 NH Supreme Court order canceling the in-person September 2020 NH Bar Exam due to COVID-19 pandemic

July 14, 2020 Order Authorizing Superior Court to Resume Jury Trial

July 23, 2020 Sixth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Supreme Court Proceedings

July 23, 2020 Sixth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Superior Court

July 23, 2020 Sixth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Circuit Court

July 23, 2020 Sixth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of NH Supreme Court Committees

July 2, 2020 Fifth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Supreme Court Proceedings

July 2, 2020 Fifth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Superior Court

July 2, 2020 Fifth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Circuit Court

July 2, 2020 Fifth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of NH Supreme Court Committees

July 2, 20: NH Supreme Court: Order Revoking Emergency Order Concerning Appointment of Counsel in Criminal Cases

June 18, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Order adopting an amendment to District Division Rule 1.28(II)

June 11, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Fourth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Supreme Court Proceedings

 June 11, 2020: NH Superior Court: Fourth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Superior Court

 June 11, 2020: NH Circuit Court: Fourth Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Circuit Court

 June 11, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Fourth Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of NH Supreme Court Committees

 June 11, 2020: NH Judicial Branch: Requirements for conducting in-person hearings and bench trials under COVID-19 emergency orders.

  May 29, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Court Order concerning the Postponement of the June 2020 Practical Skills Course

  May 28, 2020 NH Judicial Branch: Remote Filing for Domestic Violence and Stalking Protective Petitions Now Available

May 21, 2020:NH Supreme Court: 5-21-20 Third Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Supreme Court Proceedings

May 21, 2020:NH Supreme Court: Third Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Superior Court

May 21, 2020:NH Supreme Court: 5-21-20 Third Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings Relating to Circuit Court

May 21, 2020:NH Supreme Court:5-21-20 Third Renewed and Amended Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of NH Supreme Court Committees

May 14, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Emergency Order Concerning Appointment of Counsel in Criminal Cases in Superior Court and Circuit Court

May 5, 2020: NH Supreme Court: Order extending deadlines for MCLE compliance and delinquency fees assessment

May 4, 2020: NH Judicial Branch: Order Regarding the Wearing of Face Masks Entering NH State Courthouses

April 30, 2020: NH Supreme CourtSecond Renewed and Amended Order Emergency Order Governing Proceedings of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committees

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 Superior Court:Second Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings related to Superior Court

April 24, 2020: NH Circuit CourtSecond Renewed and Amended Order Suspending In-person Court Proceedings Related To New Hampshire Circuit 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, 2020NH Bar Exam – New Hampshire to Offer Bar Examinations on September 9 and 10 Bar examinations rescheduled from July due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020Renewed 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, 2020Renewed and Amended Emergency Order as to the Circuit Court 

March 27, 2020: Renewed and Amended Emergency Order as to the Supreme Court

March 20, 2020US District Court – District of NH: Court Response to Coronavirus Disease – a list of recent court orders.

March 13, 2020NH 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, 20202NH Superior CourtCancellation of Criminal and Civil Jury Trials Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Federal Courts

New US District Court – District of NH Orders

New! September 11, 2020: New Standing Order on Civil Jury Trials and Mediations

New!September 11, 2020: Order Extending CARES Act Authorization

New US Bankruptcy Court Orders

New! September 14, 2020:  Eleventh General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.

U.S. District Court, District of NH

August 5, 2020: Standing Order Restricting Public Access to Rudman Courthouse and Cleveland Federal Building (20-28)

July 24, 2020: Order Re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

July 24, 2020: Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in Response to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

July 24, 2020: Order Re: Protocol Governing In-Court Proceedings Due to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

July 16, 2020: Order Re: Restricted Public Access to Rudman Courthouse and Cleveland Federal Building

June 18, 2020: Administrative Order 20-21 Standing Order Extending Deadlines in Prior Standing Orders

June 18, 2020: Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in Response to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

May 26, 2020: Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in Response to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

May 13, 2020: Administrative Order 20-17 Order Extending Deadlines in Prior Standing Orders

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 GovernorEO #24EO #25 Clarification of EO #4

March 30, 2020 Office of the GovernorBusiness tax extension

March 23, 2020: Governor Chris Sununu Issues EO #11,Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization, EO #12  Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A, and EO #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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NH State COVID-19 Updates

September 1, 2020: State of NH Interactive COVID -19 dashboard

August 12, 2020 Office of the GovernorEmergency Order #63 Requiring Face Masks for Certain Gatherings

July 2020 Office of the Governor – Termination of EO #3 termination of utilities shut-off protections

June 16, 2020 Office of the Governor – Safer at Home

June 16, 2020 Office of the Governor EO #52  An order regarding public health guidance for business operations and advising Granite Staters that they are safer at home

 June 12, 2020 Office of the GovernorTermination of EO #4 & EO # 24 Prohibition of Evictions

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

DHHS – COVID-19 Page – Daily updates

DHHSDetailed Daily Updates of NH COVID Statistics

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Links

NH Judicial Branch: Additional self-help information added

NH Judicial Branch Response to COVID-19

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

From the New Hampshire Bar Association

June 11, 2020 Gender Equality Committee Updates Members on Employee Paid Leave Rights

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.