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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLICABLE IN CIVIL ACTIONS

CIVIL RULES 1 TO 54

III.  PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS

Rule 7. Pleadings and Motions, General

(a)  No pleading, motion, objection, or the like, which is contained in a letter, will be accepted by the clerk, as such, or acted on by the court.  All pleadings, motions, and forms filed shall be in the format of 8 1/2 x 11 inch documents either typewritten or printed double spaced so they are clearly legible.

(b)  All pleadings and motions shall set forth the factual allegations in numbered paragraphs.

(c)   All pleadings, motions, and the Appearance and Withdrawal of counsel shall be signed by the attorney of record, authorized non-attorney representative, or by a self-represented party.  Names, street addresses, mailing addresses, New Hampshire Bar Association member identification numbers, and telephone numbers shall be typed or stamped beneath all signatures or papers to be filed or served.  No attorney, non-attorney representative, or self-represented party will be heard until his or her Appearance is so entered.

(d)  The signature of an attorney, non-attorney representative, or self-represented party to a pleading or motion constitutes a certificate by him or her that he or she has read the pleading or motion; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information and belief there is a good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.  If a pleading or motion is not signed, or is signed with an intent to defeat the purpose of this rule, it may be stricken and the action may proceed as though the pleading or motion had not been filed.

(e)  No attorney, non-attorney representative or party to litigation shall directly address himself or herself by pleading or motion to any judge but shall file such pleading or motion with the clerk.

(f)  The court may in all cases order either party to plead and also to file a statement in sufficient detail to give to the adverse party and to the Court reasonable knowledge of the nature and grounds of the action or defense.

(g)  Documents shall not be withdrawn from the court files except by leave of court and upon the filing of a receipt therefor.

 

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