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Bar News - September 5, 2008

Court Reporters License Required in New Hampshire

An August 7, 2008 letter from Louise Lavertu, Executive Director of the NH Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, states the following:


Effective July 1, 2007 New Hampshire statute, RSA 310-A:161-181 requires licensure of Court Reporters in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire licensed Court Reporter seal must be affixed on all transcripts, and reports prepared by the licensee. Failure to utilize a Court Reporter licensed in New Hampshire may result in a challenge of the validity of transcripts or reports prepared by an unlicensed individual. New Hampshire RSA 310:168 reads as follows: “Any person engaging in, offering to engage in, or appearing to engage in court reporting shall hold a valid license issued under this subdivision, designating the method by which the reporter is licensed to practice.”

The law and administrative rules appear on the board’s website at

If you have any questions, please contact the board office at 603-271-2219.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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