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NEWS RELEASE
Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire
CONTACT:
Laura Kiernan
Communications Director
lkiernan@courts.state.nh.us
603-271-2646 ext 2359



JUDICIAL BRANCH BIENNIAL REPORT POSTED TODAY

WEBSITE PUBLICATION FOCUSES ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE

MAY 26, 2009—The 2007-08 Biennial Report of the State of New Hampshire Judicial Branch was posted today on the court system website, www.courts.state.nh.us. The 33-page report, published only in electronic form, highlights the work of the court system and includes detailed financial information and caseload statistics.

The theme of the report is “Making Justice Accessible and Affordable for All.” Developments cited in the report include the new Office of Mediation and Arbitration; appointment of a new Information Technology Officer for the court system; establishment of courts that specialize in community based treatment of defendants with substance abuse and mental health problems; and efforts by the new Access to Justice Commission to make free and low cost legal services available to the poor.

The report was produced by the Court Communications Office, directed by Laura Kiernan. The Judicial Branch web coordinator, Brian Eddy, designed the report and carried out all electronic production. Laura Mitchell, in the court communications office, helped organize editorial content. Court administrators and staff around the state contributed information about accomplishments throughout the court system for inclusion in the report. To eliminate any outside production costs, the Judicial Branch report is only available in electronic form. No hard copies will be printed.

Previous system-wide reports by the Judicial Branch, produced since 2001, also are available on the court system website at http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/annrpts.htm.

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