Judicial Branch Taking Steps to Resume Additional In-Person Operations
Our courts (Supreme, Superior, and Circuit) are open and processing cases, and the Judicial Branch is working towards a full restoration of in-person operations in early to mid-summer. As a pilot court, the Supreme Court’s clerk’s office is open for in-person service as of April 27 and the Supreme Court resumes in-person oral arguments on May 5. The Superior and Circuit Courts are also expanding in-person hearings but are limiting access to courthouses and clerks’ offices through May 17 per an Amended Emergency Order. Learn which proceedings are in-person, what court-related services are available, and the COVID-19 precautions still in place at:
- Amended Emergency Order (April 23, 2021)
- Judicial Branch COVID-19 Update and Resources page
- Emergency Rental Assistance Program FAQs
- In-person access
- Media Access
- Face coverings requirements
- Use of e-filing or drop boxes
- Required 14-day quarantine for litigants, lawyers, and visitors who have traveled internationally
- Public access to jury trials
- Video Webex Hearings
- Swearing in Ceremony for Chief Justice Gordon MacDonald
- COVID-19 Vaccine Video with Dr. Erin Bromage
- Keeping courthouses clean and safe during COVID-19 (Video)
Call: For questions related to Superior Court or Circuit Court cases, please call 1-855-212-1234. For questions related to Supreme Court, please contact the clerk’s office at (603) 271-2646.
Updates on current operations: For the latest orders governing proceedings in each court, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions and the resumption of jury trials, see the NHJB COVID-19 Response page.
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