Bar News - December 18, 2009
Goin’ South: Superior Court Move to Nashua on Schedule
By: A message from the Honorable Robert J. Lynn, Chief Justice, NH Superior Court
The long-anticipated temporary relocation of Superior Court operations in Manchester to Nashua is on schedule. We will be moving the Hillsborough North judges, staff, files and necessary equipment during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, to be ready to open for business on Monday, January 4. As you all know, this will clear the way for asbestos abatement at the Chestnut Street location in Manchester, followed by complete renovation of the interior space, which is expected to take about 18 months.
|Hon. Robert J. Lynn
With both Hillsborough North and South temporarily operating in the same building in Nashua, it is going to be a little crowded. I am confident that the planning work of the Hillsborough North/Hillsborough South Project Management Team, under the guidance of Judges William Groff and James O’Neill, has created a viable plan for addressing the issues that are bound to come up with a move of this size. Of course, there are going to be some bumps in the road, but we believe we are prepared to deal with each item as it comes up. All of us – the judicial branch, the lawyers and the litigants – are all going to have to be flexible about things for the next 18 months, until Superior Court operations return to the newly renovated Manchester courthouse.