SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NUMBER 31

Under authority conferred by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the following Administrative Order is issued.

Rule 62 of the Superior Court Rules provides that:

The Clerk shall schedule a Structuring Conference for each case entered on the civil and equity dockets unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Inasmuch as the following categories of equity cases are returnable for hearing on the merits, all such cases filed after November 1, 1998 shall be excluded from the requirement of a Structuring Conference under Rule 62:

Zoning/Planning Appeals

Petitions for Declaratory Judgment*

Wage Claim Appeals

Petitions for Removal of Officials (RSA 32:12)

Petitions for Enforcement of Arbitration Clause

DMV Appeals

Petitions for Declaration of Taking and Deposit of Damages (RSA 498-A:9-b)

Petitions appealing a decision of the Department of Revenue

Administration*

Petitions for Discovery

Petitions appealing a decision of the NH Commission for

Human Rights*

Petitions for Reassessment of Damages (RSA 498-A:27)*

Petitions for Writ of Mandamus

Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Petitions to Enjoin Foreclosure Sale

Petitions to Quiet Title*

Petitions for Writ of Replevin

Petitions Pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law

Petitions for Special Meeting

* Regardless of exemption from the Rule 62 Preliminary Structuring Conference requirement, the clerk should schedule early status conferences in Petitions for Declaratory Judgment, Petitions appealing decisions of the Department of Revenue Administration, Petitions appealing decisions of the NH Commission for Human Rights, Petitions for Reassessment of Damages and Petitions to Quiet Title, inasmuch as these classes of cases may involve unusual issues or require some level of management by the court.

Date Joseph P. Nadeau

Chief Justice