Bar News - December 19, 2008
Manchester Bar Discusses Court Relocation
State Sen. Lou D’Allessandro, along with NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr. and Superior Court Chief Justice Robert Lynn, spoke to members of the Manchester Bar last month about the anticipated temporary relocation of the Hillsborough Superior Court Northern District to the Nashua courthouse. The relocation, for an 18-month period during asbestos removal and interior reconstruction of the Manchester courthouse, is expected to begin in December 2009 – pending approval by the legislature this spring of a $17 million capital appropriation to fund the asbestos removal and the reconstruction. D’Allessandro said the temporary move to Nashua is unavoidable: a number of alternatives were considered, but the removal required that the current building be completely emptied, and financial constraints prevent the state from leasing temporary facilities in Manchester. A judicial branch management task force, headed by Judge William Groff, will oversee the implementation of the move.