STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2001-001

Effective April 1, 2001, the regional jury sessions of the district courts in Merrimack and Rockingham counties, established pursuant to RSA 502-A:12-a, and the following Supreme Court Administrative Orders are suspended indefinitely. The jurisdiction of the district courts in Merrimack and Rockingham counties over criminal cases is set forth in RSA 502-A:11. A defendant in a class A misdemeanor case arraigned in the district court on or after April 1, 2001, shall have the right to appeal a conviction to the superior court in accordance with RSA 502-A:12 and RSA 599:1.

The affected Supreme Court Administrative Orders are as follows:

Administrative Order 92-7, November 30, 1992

Administrative Order 93-1, February 16, 1993

Administrative Order 93-5, April 29, 1993

Administrative Order 93-6, May 25, 1993

Administrative Order 93-7, September 2, 1993

Administrative Order 94-003, September 14, 1994

Administrative Order 95-002, June 30, 1995

Administrative Order 96-002, March 18, 1996

Administrative Order 96-008, November 26, 1996

Administrative Order 98-004, July 28, 1998

In addition, the special district court jury trial rules, adopted by order dated December 4, 1992, and extended pending further order of the court by Administrative Order 94-003, dated September 14, 1994, are suspended indefinitely.

Dated: March 12, 2001

ATTEST:

Howard J. Zibel, Clerk

New Hampshire Supreme Court