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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

PROCEDURAL RULES 1 TO 34

 

RULE 32-B. COUNSEL IN PARENTAL NOTIFICATION CASES
 

(1)  Whether retained by the pregnant minor or appointed by the superior court, trial counsel in a parental notification case pursuant to RSA 132:34 shall be responsible for representing the pregnant minor in the supreme court unless the superior court, prior to the filing of the appeal, permits counsel to withdraw due to exceptional circumstances.  See Superior Court Rule 221.  Counsel appointed to represent the pregnant minor in the trial court shall be deemed appointed to represent the pregnant minor in the supreme court.

        (2)  Trial counsel shall continue to participate until and unless the motion to withdraw is approved by the superior court.

        (3)  A pregnant minor who wishes to appeal the denial of a petition for an order authorizing an abortion without notification who was not represented by counsel in the superior court but who wishes to be represented in the supreme court by court-appointed counsel must file a “Request for Court-Appointed Counsel in Expedited Confidential Appeal From Lower Court Decision on Parental Notification Prior to Abortion” form with the superior court, prior to the filing of the appeal. 

 

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