Browse Previous PageTable of ContentsBrowse Next Page


Supreme Court Rules Table of Contents

RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

53.2. Lawyers Subject To Requirement


A. Application of Rule - Except as provided by Rule 53.2(B), all lawyers admitted to practice law in the State of New Hampshire must fulfill the requirements of Rule 53.1(B)(1) and, as applicable, 53.1(B)(2).

B. Exemptions From Rule - Rule 53.1(B) and, except as provided below, Rule 53.6 shall not apply to:

    1. Lawyers admitted to practice during the reporting year, except when nine months or more remain in the reporting year. Lawyers admitted with nine (9) months or more remaining in the reporting year are subject to the requirements of Rule 53.1(B).

    2. Lawyers on active duty for the United States Armed Forces stationed outside the State of New Hampshire for more than three (3) months of the reporting year.  These lawyers must file a certificate of compliance pursuant to Rule 53.6 for each reporting year for which the lawyer is so exempted.

    3. Lawyers whose status is inactive for more than three (3) months in a reporting year.

    4.   State and Federal full-time judges, State part-time judges, judges retired from a full time judgeship, full-time magistrates, full-time marital masters, part-time marital masters, the state reporter appointed pursuant to RSA 505:1, the deputy state reporter, and full-time clerks and deputy clerks of court, provided, however, with respect to all of the foregoing, that they are not engaged in the practice of law.

    5. Lawyers who are elected State or Federal officials, provided however they are not engaged in the practice of law; and provided that such lawyers must nonetheless file a certificate of compliance pursuant to Rule 53.6 for each reporting year for which the lawyer is so exempted.

    6. Lawyers who are exempted from Rule 53.2(A), in whole or in part, by the NHMCLE Board, upon petition, for compelling reasons. Such reasons may include, but are not limited to, physical or other disability which prevents compliance with this rule during the period of such disability.

Browse Previous PageTable of ContentsBrowse Next Page


Supreme Court Rules Table of Contents