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NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

THE MARITAL MASTER PROGRAM

Rule 12-5.

    
    (a)  Applications to serve as a Marital Master shall be on forms supplied by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  A committee of judges and masters, to be known as the Masters Committee, shall evaluate each applicant in the manner it deems appropriate and shall make a recommendation to the Chief Justice of the Superior Court, who shall determine the candidate(s) to be submitted to the Governor and Council for appointment.  In evaluating the qualifications of applicants, the Masters Committee shall seek input from members of the New Hampshire Bar who have experience in the practice of family law. 

    (b) The Chief Justice of the Superior Court shall recommend the selected person(s) to the Governor and Council for initial appointment pursuant to the procedure specified in RSA 491:20-a.

   (c) The Chief Justice of the Superior Court, in consultation with the Administrative Judge of the Family Division with respect to Marital Masters who serve in the Family Division, shall make recommendations for reappointment of Marital Masters to the full Superior Court.

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