Date: November 2, 2001 Contact: Laura Kiernan
Court Information Officer
271-2646 x359




CONCORD—The New Hampshire Supreme Court is looking for non-lawyer state residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules.

The 13-member rules committee makes recommendations at least once a year to the Supreme Court for changes and amendments to the rules regarding the administration of the New Hampshire courts and the practice and procedure in the courts.

The advisory committee accepts written suggestions for changes from judges, attorneys and the public. The committee meets four times a year at the Supreme Court and currently holds public hearings twice a year.

Chief Justice David A. Brock announced recently that as of January 1, 2002, the membership on the advisory committee on rules will be expanded to include a third non-lawyer member of the public, as well as appointees of the Governor, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. The Chief Justice noted that the appointees from the Legislative and the Executive branch mark the first time that the court has asked a co-equal branch of government to appoint a member to a court committee.

The current committee members are Supreme Court Justice Linda S. Dalianis, Superior Court Justice Philip R. Mangones, District Court Judge Robert Cullinane, Probate Court Judge Richard A. Hampe, Attorneys Jack B. Middleton and Emily G. Rice, public members Alice Guay and Amanda Merrill and Rockingham County Superior Court Clerk Raymond W. Taylor.

Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the advisory committee on rules should submit a biographical sketch and a letter detailing why they are seeking the position to Eileen Fox, Clerk, New Hampshire Supreme Court One Noble Drive, Concord, NH 03301.