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Bar News - March 19, 2014


Circuit Court Order
Administrative Order 2014 - 04
Pursuant to RSA 490-F and Supreme Court Rule 54, and in the interest of responding to the needs of the public and promoting judicial and caseflow efficiency, there is hereby established a Trust Docket within the probate division of the New Hampshire Circuit Court. The presiding judge of the Trust Docket shall have the authority to hear and decide all matters assigned to him by the Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court.

Cases may be referred for consideration of inclusion on the docket by any circuit court probate division judge before whom the case is pending, or any party or counsel of record for a party in a matter pending before the probate division. Additionally, pursuant to RSA 490-F:2, the Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court may, in his sole discretion, reassign any pending matter to the Trust Docket.

All referrals by a party or counsel shall be made to the court at which the matter is pending, with a copy to the Administrative Judge and to all parties and counsel of record. Requests for referral by a judge of the circuit court may be made directly to the Administrative Judge. The reassignment of any case shall be in the sole discretion of the Administrative Judge after consultation with the current presiding judge and the presiding judge of the Trust Docket.

Pursuant to RSA 490-F: 6 I, The Honorable Gary R. Cassavechia is hereby assigned to serve as Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court Trust Docket. Hearings in any matter reassigned to that docket shall be conducted at 7th Circuit Probate Division (Dover), unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge.

February 27, 2014
Edwin W. Kelly
Circuit Court Administrative Judge

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