To All Judges, Marital Masters and Judicial Branch Staff:
New Hampshire's volunteer spirit is highlighted in this edition of e-Court Connections. The story of 79-year-old Mary Johnson is particularly inspiring: for 11 years Mary has been a volunteer visitor in the guardianship monitoring program at Cheshire County Probate Court, helping to make sure that elderly citizens are receiving good care. Mary, and her fellow volunteers, all have our gratitude.
Short stories and pictures in this edition will quickly bring you up-to-date on events and changes in the Judicial Branch over the past several months. You can view photos of Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy's swearing-in ceremony and her first day on the bench; take a photo tour of the status of new and renovated courthouse facilities; and catch up on "News and Newsmakers" around the court system, one of the our regular newsletter features. As we have done since e-Court Connections was launched in 2004, we share news about relatives of Judicial Branch employees who are serving in the military.
As you know, in December we will undertake a major logistical challenge - the temporary relocation of the judges and staff at Hillsborough North Superior Court to Hillsborough South Superior Court in Nashua. The complete relocation, which is estimated to last about 18 months, clears the way for asbestos abatement in the Manchester building and then interior renovation. In this edition of e-Court Connections, we are including for the first time some of the architect's renderings of the newly renovated building.
I want to thank the Court Communications Office, in particular Laura Mitchell and Brian Eddy, for keeping us in touch with our fellow Judicial Branch employees and their families. Please take a minute from your busy day to take a look at e-Court Connections, or call it up on the Internet from your home. As always, thank you for what you do for the court system every day.
John T. Broderick Jr.