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Bar News - May 4, 2007


NH Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules - Public Hearing Notice

                                   

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Supreme Court Building on Charles Doe Drive in Concord, to receive the views of any member of the public, the bench, or the bar on court rules changes which the Committee is considering for possible recommendation to the Supreme Court.

           

Comments on any of the court rules proposals which the Committee is considering for possible recommendation to the Supreme Court may be submitted in writing to the secretary of the Committee at any time on or before June 5, 2007, or may be submitted at the hearing on June 6, 2007. Comments may be e-mailed to the Committee on or before June 5, 2007, at:  rulescomment@courts.state.nh.us

           

Comments may also be mailed or delivered to the Committee at the following address:

 

N.H. Supreme Court

Advisory Committee on Rules

1 Charles Doe Drive

Concord, NH 03301

 

Any suggestions for rules changes other than those set forth below may be submitted in writing to the secretary of the Committee for consideration by the Committee in the  future.

           

Copies of the specific changes being considered by the Committee are available on request to the secretary of the Committee at the N.H. Supreme Court Building, 1 Charles Doe Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 (Tel. 271-2646). In addition, the changes being considered are available on the Internet at: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/committees/adviscommrules/index.htm

 

The changes being considered concern the following rules:

 

I. Rules of Civil Procedure

           

  1. Adopt new Civil Procedure Rules as set forth in Appendix A.

 

  1. Repeal Superior Court Rules 1 to 89, 95, 102-A, 109 to 111, 113 to 171, Rules and Procedures to Implement Attachment Law (RSA 511-A), and the Preface to the Superior Court Rules.

 

  1. Repeal District Court Rules 1.1 to 1.2, all portions of Rule 1.3 except 1.3H,  1.3-A to 1.24, and 3.1 to 3.27.

 

II. Rules of Probate Administration

           

  1. Adopt new Rules of Probate Administration (Appendix B).
  2. Repeal Probate Court Rules 1 to 164, and the Preface to the Probate Court Rules.

 

III. Supreme Court Rules

           

  1. Amend the definition of “mandatory appeal” in Supreme Court Rule 3 as set forth in Appendix C.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis the temporary amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37, regarding the attorney discipline office, that were adopted by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendices D to H.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis the temporary amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37A, regarding the rules and procedures of the attorney discipline office, that were adopted by Supreme Court orders dated January 18, 2007, and February 15, 2007, as set forth in Appendices I to O.

 

IV. Superior Court Rules

           

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Superior Court Rule 61-B, regarding late reports by guardians ad litem, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix P.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Superior Court Rule 169-A, regarding access to confidential court records, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix Q.

 

  1. Amend Superior Court Rule 170, regarding alternative dispute resolution, as set forth in Appendix R.

 

  1. Amend Superior Court Rule 170-A, regarding arbitration by agreement, as set forth in Appendix S.

 

  1. Amend Superior Court Rule 185, regarding answers and cross-petitions in domestic relations cases, as set forth in Appendix T.

 

V. District Court Rules

           

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis District Court Rule 1.25, regarding late reports by guardians ad litem, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix U.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis District Court Rule 1.26, regarding access to confidential court records, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix V.

 

VI. Probate Court Rules

           

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Probate Court Rule 61-B, regarding late reports by guardians ad litem, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix W.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Probate Court Rule 169-A, regarding access to confidential court records, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix X.

 

VII. Family Division Rules

           

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Family Division (General) Rule 12, regarding late reports by guardians ad litem, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix Y.

 

  1. Adopt on a permanent basis Family Division (General) Rule 13, regarding access to confidential court records, which was adopted on a temporary basis by Supreme Court order dated January 18, 2007, as set forth in Appendix Z.

 

VIII. Rules of Evidence

           

  1. Amend Evidence Rule 609, regarding impeachment by evidence of conviction of crime, as set forth in Appendix AA.

 

IX. Rules Governing Pro Hac Vice Appearances

           

  1. Amend Supreme Court Rule 33, regarding nonmembers of the New Hampshire Bar, as set forth in Appendix BB.

 

  1. Amend Superior Court Rule 19, regarding nonmembers of the New Hampshire Bar, as set forth in Appendix CC.

 

  1. Amend District Court Rule 1.3C, regarding nonmembers of the New Hampshire Bar, as set forth in Appendix DD.

 

  1. Amend Probate Court Rule 19, regarding nonmembers of the New Hampshire Bar, as set forth in Appendix EE.

 

New Hampshire Supreme Court

Advisory Committee on Rules

By: Linda S. Dalianis, Chairperson

and David S. Peck, Secretary

April 18, 2007

 

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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