THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

O R D E R

Pursuant to Part II, Article 73-a of the New Hampshire Constitution and Supreme Court Rule 51(7), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire approves, on a temporary basis, adoption of an amendment to Supreme Court Rule 54(2) as set forth in Appendix A; and adoption of an amendment to Supreme Court Rule 54(5)(c) as set forth in Appendix B. These temporary amendments shall take effect immediately, and shall be referred to the Advisory Committee on Rules for consideration of whether they should be adopted on a permanent basis.

March 10, 2004

ATTEST: ___________________________

                    Eileen Fox, Clerk
                    Supreme Court of New Hampshire

 

APPENDIX A

Amend Supreme Court Rule 54(2), on a temporary basis, by deleting said subsection and replacing it with the following:

(2) Administrative judges for the superior court, the district court, the probate court, and the family division pilot program shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court, with the concurrence of a majority of the supreme court. The appointment shall be for a term to be stated in the order of appointment, but subject to the pleasure of the appointing authority.

 

APPENDIX B

Amend Supreme Court Rule 54(5)(c), on a temporary basis, by deleting said subsection and replacing it with the following:

(c) Issuing superior court, district court, probate court, or family division pilot program administrative orders as may be required from time to time to carry out the responsibilities of the office;