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 A(7), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire approves, on a temporary basis, effective January 1, 2002, amendments to Supreme Court Rule 42 as set forth in Appendix A. The amendments shall be referred to the advisory committee on rules for consideration of whether they should be adopted as permanent amendments to Rule 42.
December 10, 2001
Fox, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of New Hampshire
Amend Supreme Court Rule 42 by deleting paragraph (3) and replacing it with the following:
(3) (a) Any person domiciled in the United States shall be eligible to apply for examination provided he or she is possessed of the qualifications hereinafter provided.
(b) An applicant whose disability requires testing accommodations shall submit a written request to the clerk of the supreme court at the time that the applicant files the petition and questionnaire as provided in Rule 42(5)(e). A copy of the request shall be submitted at the same time to the chair of the board of bar examiners. The written request shall be submitted pursuant to the testing accommodations policy approved by the supreme court and shall describe:
(i) The type of accommodation requested; and
(ii) The reasons for the requested accommodation, including medical documentation in a format set forth in the policy referenced above.
(c) The request shall be ruled upon in the first instance by the chair of the board of bar examiners, and the applicant shall be notified of the decision. A denial or modification of a request for testing accommodations by the chair may be appealed to the board of bar examiners in accordance with the procedures set forth in the testing accommodations policy. The decision on appeal constitutes a final decision of the board. Review of the board's decision may be requested from the supreme court.