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, on a temporary basis, amendments to New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42(5) as set forth in Appendix A. The amendments to Supreme Court Rule 42 shall be referred to the advisory committee on rules for consideration of whether they should be adopted on a permanent basis. The amendments set forth in Appendix A shall be effective immediately.

November 14, 2002

ATTEST: ___________________________

                Eileen Fox, Clerk
                Supreme Court of New Hampshire

APPENDIX A

Amend Rule 42(5) of the Supreme Court Rules by adding a new subparagraph (m), which shall state as follows:

(m) The standing committee on character and fitness shall have the power to propose regulations setting forth standards to be applied by the committee in determining whether applicants have established their moral character and fitness. Such regulations shall become effective after review and approval by the court.