NEW HAMPSHIRE JUDICIAL BRANCH MISSION
To preserve the rule of law and protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions, the courts will provide accessible, prompt, and efficient forums for the fair and independent administration of justice, with respect for the dignity of all we serve.
NH e-COURT PROJECT OVERVIEW
The NH Judicial Branch (NHJB), with assistance from the legal community and members of the public, is implementing a statewide e-Filing system that allows attorney and self-represented individuals to file selected case types entirely online. E-Filing for Small Claims and Guardianship cases went into effect in July 2014 and June 2015 respectively. E-Filing for Estate cases is planned for mid-2017, and by late 2017, e-Filing and Public Access for the Supreme Court will be available. E-Filing for additional case types in the Superior and Circuit Courts will be implemented incrementally over the next few years. Updates to the implementation timelines will be posted on this site periodically. Ultimately, the NHJB intends to conduct the majority of court business electronically with self-represented filers, lawyers and other justice partners.
In addition to e-Filing, the NH e-Court Project will include remote online access to court files for case participants. It will also include public access to non-confidential case information through an online Portal. Remote access is expected to begin to come online late in 2017 and roll out incrementally after that.
Finally, to gain full benefit from e-Filing and the paperless courtroom it supports, NH e-Court will also provide automated tools for judges to efficiently manage their cases electronically.
NH e-COURT BENEFITS
Through this project, the NHJB is achieving measurable benefits from e-Filing, among them:
• Providing speedier access to justice by reducing court case processing time
• Reducing the need for costly paper copies, postage, and trips to the clerk's office
• Offering the convenience of 24/7 online case filing and automated notifications to case participants