Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire
| For Immediate Release:
May 14, 2021
New Hampshire Supreme Court Issues Final Emergency Order
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an amended emergency order on Friday, May 14, as the Judicial Branch continues restoration of normal operations. Under the new order, effective May 18:
While all courthouses will be open to the public, obtaining forms and information remotely from the New Hampshire Judicial Branch website is encouraged. Citizens seeking information regarding court cases may also contact the Information Center at 855-212-1234 for assistance. Jury trial protocols have been updated and can be found on the website.
During the past pandemic year, the courts have remained open and responsive to the needs of the public. This restoration of in-person operations has been made possible by following public health experts’ advice, adhering to CDC guidelines, and leveraging remote technologies to enhance the delivery of court functions. Court operations have been modified under a series of emergency orders. The order issued today will be the last emergency order. To improve access to justice and maintain efficiencies realized during the pandemic, the Superior Court and the Circuit Court will be issuing administrative orders that make telephonic and video hearings a normal feature of their ongoing operations.