Bar News - January 21, 2015
Casemaker Adds Administrative Revocation Appeals
Criminal law practitioners with motor vehicle or DWI cases have a new resource to consult through Casemaker – superior court appeals of license revocations and suspensions.
In an effort to expand the usefulness of Casemaker, administrative law proceedings are being added to the online law library that is available free to NH Bar members at www.nhbar.org.
The superior court has jurisdiction over NH Department of Safety administrative law decisions. Decisions going back as far as 2004 have been posted and are searchable as caselaw. (Of course, attorneys must be aware that such orders can’t be cited as precedent.) As time permits, the entire compendium of cases, going back to 1992, now posted on the Department of Safety website, will be posted on Casemaker. The state’s compendium on the website is an index without the text of the actual decisions; the orders were only available by request.
This addition to the Casemaker library was made possible through the assistance of Christopher Casko, administrator of the Bureau of Hearings, NH Department of Safety, and James Shepherd, a state police prosecutor and member of the NH Bar Association Board of Governors.