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NEWS RELEASE

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

 
For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2020
   

NOTICE FROM SUPERIOR COURT CHIEF JUSTICE TINA L. NADEAU
CANCELLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL JURY TRIALS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CONCORD, NH – In light of public health concerns arising over the coronavirus, please note, effective immediately, all criminal and civil jury trials scheduled in New Hampshire Superior Courts for the next 30 days, beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 will be cancelled and rescheduled to later dates.

• Please do not appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. All report dates between Friday, March 13, 2020 and Monday April 13, 2020 are cancelled. If you have a report date on Tuesday April 14, 2020, or after please check the New Hampshire Judicial Branch website for any updates prior to reporting.

• If you are a plaintiff, defendant or the State in any trial scheduled for that period, your trial will be rescheduled and you will receive notice of the new trial date.

• Extension of the present 30 day period will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with notice provided to all parties if extended. For the well-being of the public and our staff, the Judicial Branch closely monitors the guidance provided by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We continue to work every day to make sure the courts are accessible and safe.

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Media Contact:
Tammy Jackson
Communications Assistant
NH Judicial Branch
One Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.2646 (ext. 0251)