Thursday, December 12, 2013

NH Supreme Court issues amendments to certain Court Rules.


Subject: [NHCOURTS] Supreme Court Order Posted

The Supreme Court issued an order today adopting amendments to court
rules in the following areas:


I. Depositions in Civil Actions
(This amendment makes the rule governing depositions in civil cases
consistent with a recent legislative amendment.  RSA 517:4 has been
amended, effective January 1, 2014, to permit a party to record a video
deposition, provided the party indicates the intent to record the video
deposition in the notice provided to the adverse party. See N.H. Laws
2013 ch. 65.)


II. Character and Fitness Committee
(This amendment adds one additional attorney and one additional
non-attorney to the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on Character
and Fitness.)


III. Foreign Legal Consultants
(These amendments change cross-references in Supreme Court
Rule 42D to other Supreme Court Rules.)


IV. Superior Court Rules
(On December 16, 2013, the Circuit Court - Family Division will become
operational in Cheshire County.  Domestic relations cases filed on or
after December 16, 2013 will be filed in the Circuit Court - Family
Division in Cheshire County and will be governed by the Circuit Court
- Family Division Rules.  Therefore, this amendment changes the title
of the Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire
Applicable in Criminal Cases Filed in Superior Court and Domestic
Relations Cases Filed in the Cheshire County Superior Court to make
the rules applicable only in criminal cases.)


The effective date for the Superior Court rule amendment is December 16,
2013.  The remaining rule amendments are effective January 1, 2014.
The order has been posted on the Judicial Branch website:

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/orders/index.htm


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