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Bar News - December 18, 2009

Goin’ South: Guide to the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Nashua

James D. O’Neill, III
Courthouse Layout

1st Floor

♦ Public entrance, security screening stations
♦ Hillsborough County Probate Court
♦ Clerks’ offices, service counters for Hillsborough North & South

2nd Floor

♦ Courtrooms, principally for Hillsborough North cases
♦ Courtrooms 1, 3 and 4 can be used for jury trials.
♦ Chief Justice Lynn, who hears Hillsborough South cases, will use the jury assembly room on this floor for his non-jury hearings. (New construction has altered the traffic pattern to create secure hallways to this room.)

3rd Floor

♦ Courtrooms, principally Hillsborough South cases
♦ Courtrooms 7 and 8 can be used for jury trials.
♦ Courtroom 5 is used for marital hearings.

Mailing address as of 12/28/09:
Hillsborough Superior Court Northern District
P. O. Box 2143
Nashua NH 03061
Judicial Officers

Hillsborough North

♦ Judge James D. O’Neill, III - Supervisory Justice
♦ Judge Gillian L. Abramson
♦ Judge Brian J. Tucker
♦ Judge David A. Garfunkel
♦ Clerk: John Safford

Hillsborough South

♦ Judge William J. Groff - Supervisory Justice
♦ Judge James J. Barry, Jr.
♦ Judge Jacalyn A. Colburn
♦ Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn (part-time)
♦ Master Alice S. Love
♦ Master David S. Forrest - off-site Milford or Merrimack district courts
♦ Clerk: Marshall Buttrick

Hillsborough County
Probate Court

♦ Judge: Position is vacant. On temporary basis, Judges James R. Patten, Christina M. O’Neill, and Gary R. Cassavechia are regularly scheduled there.
♦ Register : Robert Rivard
♦ Phone: (603) 882-1231

The Probate Court also regularly holds additional sessions in Manchester, at District Court building 30 Amherst Street, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Gillian L. Abramson

William J. Groff

James J. Barry, Jr.

Brian J. Tucker

David A. Garfunkel

Jacalyn A. Colburn

Robert J. Lynn

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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