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Bar News - August 15, 2008


NH Supreme Court Order

Pursuant to Part II, Article 73-a of the New Hampshire Constitution and Supreme Court Rule 51(A)(7), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire adopts the following amendments to court rules.

Fees Related to Applications for Admission to the Bar

1. Amend Supreme Court Rule 49(I), regarding fees related to applications for admission the bar, on a temporary basis, as set forth in Appendix A.

Supreme Court Drop Box Filings

1. Amend Supreme Court Rule 26, regarding filings in the supreme court, on a temporary basis, as set forth in Appendix B.

Effective Date

These amendments shall take effect on September 1, 2008, and shall be referred to the Advisory Committee on Rules for its recommendation as to whether they should be adopted on a permanent basis.

Date: July 24, 2008

ATTEST: Eileen Fox , Clerk of Court

Supreme Court of New Hampshire

APPENDIX A

Amend Supreme Court Rule 49(I) on a temporary basis as follows (additions are in [bold and brackets]; deletions are in strike-thru format):

(I) Fees

(A) Entry of Appeal $150.00

(B) Petition for Original Jurisdiction

(1) Original petition for writ of habeas corpus $0 (No fee)

(2) All other petitions for original jurisdiction $150.00

(C) (1) Certification of Record to Federal Courts $75.00

(2) Other Certifications and Certified Copies $5.00 plus $.50/page

(D) Bar Examination Fee $250.00 [275.00]

(E) Character and Fitness Investigation Fee

(1) For Admission By Examination $125.00 [275.00]

(2) For Admission Without Examination $500.00 [725.00]

(3) For Admission After Completion of Daniel

Webster Scholar Honors Program $125.00 [275.00]

(F) Certificate of Admission $5.00

(G) Entry of Motion for Admission to Bar Without

Examination $250.00 [275.00]

(H) Application for Admission of Daniel Webster

Scholar Honors Program Graduates $125.00 [200.00]

(I) Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice $225.00

(J) Fee to Postpone Bar Examination $100.00

APPENDIX B

Amend Supreme Court Rule 26(1) on a temporary basis as follows (additions are in [bold and brackets]; deletions are in strike-thru format):

(1) Papers required or permitted to be filed in this court shall be filed with the clerk of this court and shall be upon good quality, nonclinging paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches in size. With the exception of documents attached to a filing, the type used in all filings shall consist of standard size typewriter characters or size 12 font. Filing may be accomplished by first class mail addressed to the clerk of this court, but filing shall not be timely unless the papers are received by the clerk within the time fixed by rule or law. Filings postmarked at least 2 days prior to the time fixed by rule or law shall be deemed timely.

[If the clerk’s office provides a drop box for the filing of documents, the contents of the drop box shall be removed by the clerk’s office at the start of business each day that the court is open for business. The following rules shall determine the date of filing for documents filed via the drop box:

(a) Any person filing a document or documents via the drop box shall indicate the date and time of filing on the document or documents or on the envelope containing the document or documents, and the document shall be considered to have been filed on the date indicated, except if the date indicated is a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or other day upon which the clerk’s office is closed, the document shall be considered to have been filed on the next day that the court is open for business. If a document or documents deposited in the drop box does not include both a date and time of filing, the document will be deemed to have been filed on the date that the document or documents are removed from the drop box.

(b) The court is NOT responsible for any documents placed in the drop box which are lost, stolen, misplaced, or destroyed. A party may contact the court during business hours to verify that a document placed in the drop box has been received by the clerk’s office.]

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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