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NEWS RELEASE

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

 
For Immediate Release:
August 9, 2018
   

NH Supreme Court launches electronic filing for appeals

CONCORD, N.H. - The Supreme Court today announced that it has successfully launched its new e-filing system for appeals.  As of August 6, attorneys participating in Supreme Court cases will file all briefs, motions, and other case documents electronically, with the exception of the initial appeal document.  Paper documents will no longer be accepted.  The court will send orders and notices to attorneys electronically.

     In announcing the new initiative, Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn recognized the significance of this change.  “The implementation of e-filing at the Supreme Court is part of an overall plan to transform the way that New Hampshire courts do business.  For more than 100 years, appeals have been filed on paper here at the Supreme Court. Our new system of electronic filing will be more convenient for filers, and will make the court’s internal processes more efficient because we will no longer be handling cumbersome stacks of paper.  We are implementing e-filing for attorneys now, and we look forward to offering e-filing to self-represented litigants next year.”  Chief Justice Lynn added, “The development of our electronic system took significant planning and work, and I want to thank everyone involved in the project for their hard work and commitment to the project.”

     The Supreme Court plans to expand electronic filing to self-represented litigants in 2019.  Although self-represented litigants cannot file electronically at this time, they are now required to submit only a single copy of their filing to the court.  Court staff is scanning all paper filings and the court’s record will now be electronic.

     Kiosks are available in the Supreme Court lobby for filers who need assistance and wish to file from the court.  Members of the public will also be able to review case records from the kiosks.

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Media Contact:
Carole Alfano, Esq.
Communications Manager | NH Judicial Branch
603.271.2646 (ext. 0243)