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, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire approves adoption of Supreme Court Rule 12(1) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix A; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 13 on a temporary basis as set forth in Appendix B; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 15(8) as set forth in Appendix C; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 16(7) as set forth in Appendix D; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 16-A as set forth in Appendix E; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 19 as set forth in Appendix F; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 32-A as set forth in Appendix G; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 33(1) as set forth in Appendix H; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37(1)(b) as set forth in Appendix I; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 37(3)(a) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix J; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37(3)(c) as set forth in Appendix K; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37(6)(c)(5) as set forth in Appendix L; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37(14) as set forth in Appendix M; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 37(16)(g) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix N; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 37(23) and adoption of said section as amended on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix O; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 37A(III)(d)(4) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix P; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 37A(VIII) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix Q; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Terminology, as set forth in Appendix R; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Canon 1 commentary, as set forth in Appendix S; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Canon 2A commentary, as set forth in Appendix T; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Canon 3B, as set forth in Appendix U; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Canon 3E(1), as set forth in Appendix V; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 38, Canon 5, as set forth in Appendix W; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 42(3)(b) as set forth in Appendix X; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 42(7) as set forth in Appendix Y ; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 42(10)(a)(iv) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix Z; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 42(10)(c) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix AA; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 42(11) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix BB; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 42(12) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix CC; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 42-A as set forth in Appendix DD; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 45 as set forth in Appendix EE; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 48-B on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix FF; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 49 as set forth in Appendix GG; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 50-A(2) as set forth in Appendix HH; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 50-A Appendix as set forth in Appendix II; amendments to Supreme Court Rule 53.7 B. as set forth in Appendix JJ; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 54(4) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix KK; adoption of Supreme Court Rule 56(III) on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix LL; amendments to Superior Court Rule 19 as set forth in Appendix MM; amendments to Superior Court Rule 78 as set forth in Appendix NN; amendments to Superior Court Rule 98 C. as set forth in Appendix OO; adoption of Superior Court Rule 102-A as set forth in Appendix PP; amendments to Superior Court Rule 169 as set forth in Appendix QQ; repeal of Superior Court Administrative Rule 12-8 as set forth in Appendix RR; amendments to District and Municipal Court Rule 1.3 C as set forth in Appendix SS; amendments to District and Municipal Court Rule 1.4 as set forth in Appendix TT; adoption of District and Municipal Court Rule 2.10-A as set forth in Appendix UU; amendments to District and Municipal Court Rule 3.3 as set forth in Appendix VV; amendments to Probate Court Rule 19 as set forth in Appendix WW; amendments to Probate Court Rule 78 as set forth in Appendix XX; amendments to Probate Court Rule 78-A as set forth in Appendix YY; adoption of Probate Court Rule 91 on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix ZZ; amendments to Probate Court Rule 169 as set forth in Appendix AAA; adoption of Family Division Pilot Program Rule regarding Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, and Guardianships of Minors on a permanent basis as set forth in Appendix BBB; amendments to Family Division Pilot Program Rule 3 on a temporary basis as set forth in Appendix CCC; amendments to Evidence Rule 103 as set forth in Appendix DDD; and repeal of the Statutory Requirements and Guidelines for the Processing and Disposition of Abuse and Neglect Cases in the District Courts, Guidelines 1 through 52, as set forth in Appendix EEE.

The amendments in Appendices GG, II, QQ, VV, AAA, and CCC shall take effect immediately. The remaining amendments shall take effect on November 1, 2004. The temporary amendments set forth in Appendices B and CCC shall be referred to the Advisory Committee on Rules for consideration of whether they should be adopted on a permanent basis.

September 10, 2004

ATTEST: ___________________________

Carol Belmain, Deputy Clerk

Supreme Court of New Hampshire