About the Committee
The Advisory Committee on Rules, established by Supreme Court Rule 51, receives and considers suggestions for changes to the rules governing the state courts. Suggestions for changes to court rules may be submitted by courts, judges, the bar, and members of the public by writing to the committee at the following address:
Advisory Committee on Rules
New Hampshire Supreme Court
One Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
The committee is composed of 16 members. The Supreme Court may appoint one judge from the Supreme Court, one judge from the Superior Court, one judge from the Circuit Court-District Division, one judge from the Circuit Court-Probate Division, one judge, master or administrator from the Circuit Court-Family Division, two attorneys, three lay persons and a clerk of court.
The Governor may appoint one member. The President of the New Hampshire Senate may appoint one member of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may appoint one member of the House. The President of the New Hampshire Bar Association may appoint one member of the Bar Association Board of Governors and one member of the Committee on Cooperation with the Courts.
The Advisory Committee on Rules holds meetings in March, June, September and December, and holds at least one public hearing on proposed rules changes. All of the committee's meetings are open to the public. Agendas for each meeting will be posted on this website prior to the meeting. After the minutes of a meeting have been approved (which will ordinarily occur at the subsequent meeting of the committee), they will be posted on this website. Notice of the committee's public hearings will also be posted on this website.
For more information about the Advisory Committee on Rules, please see Supreme Court Rule 51.