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Bar News - October 19, 2012

Circuit Court Appoints Presiding Judges

List of presiding judges.

The following was provided by the Circuit Court. See also a list of judges hearing family law cases by location.

The Administrative Judges of the Circuit Court are pleased to announce presiding judge appointments. Presiding judges will serve renewable two-year terms. Among other duties, presiding judges will perform the following essential tasks to maintain and enhance strong relationships between the local courts and the communities within the courtsí jurisdictions and to ensure consistent policy and procedure application across all circuits where applicable.
  • Maintain regular contact and communication with community agencies and services, including schools, domestic violence and other local advocacy groups and providers;
  • Maintain regular contact and communication with court users, including lawyers, law enforcement departments, state juvenile agencies and other executive branch agencies;
  • Conduct periodic meetings with these court users and other interested community members to hear concerns and develop solutions at the local level;
  • Inform the Administrative Judges of any issue arising at the local level which requires or may require the consideration of a change in statewide practice;
  • Appoint bail commissioners, in consultation with the Administrative Judges and conduct annual bail commissioner meetings as required by RSA 597:18-a;
  • In courts with more than one judge/master, serve as the primary local judicial contact for the clerk of court, be responsible for assuring uniformity of practice and compliance with court rules, protocols and procedures within the court location;
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Administrative Judges and the Circuit Court Administrative office on issues of interest or concern related to the court location;
  • Meet, as convened by the Administrative Judges, with the other presiding judges of the Circuit Court; and
  • Such other duties and responsibilities as the Administrative Judge shall, from time-to-time, prescribe.

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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