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Rule 1. Official Publication and Notification of Rules.

Rule 1-A. Relationship to Other Rules.

Rule 2. Term and Sessions.

Rule 3. Definitions.

Rule 4. Types of Cases.

Rule 5. Docketing the Case: Filing the Record.

Rule 6. Form of Cases and Appendices.

Rule 7. Appeal from Trial Court Decision on the Merits.

Rule 7-A. Motion to Stay or for Remand.

Rule 7-B. Appeal from Superior Court Decision on Parental Notification Prior to Abortion.

Rule 8. Interlocutory Appeal From Ruling.

Rule 9. Interlocutory Transfer without Ruling.

Rule 10. Appeal from Administrative Agency.

Rule 11. Petition for Original Jurisdiction.

Rule 12. Requests for Confidentiality of Case Records; Access to Case Records.

Rule 12-A. Mediation.

Rule 12-B. Scheduling Order: Prehearing Evaluation Conference.

Rule 12-C. Judicial Referee Panels.

Rule 12-D. Summary Procedures on Appeal.

Rule 13. The Record.

Rule 14. Transmittal of the Record.

Rule 15. Transcripts.

Rule 16. Briefs.

Rule 16-A. Plain Error.

Rule 17. Appendix to Brief.

Rule 18. Oral Argument.

Rule 19. Media Access to Court Proceedings.

Rule 20. Copy of Opinion; Non-precedential Status of Orders; Citation Format.

Rule 21. Motions, Brief Memoranda, and Extensions of Time.

Rule 21A. Motions for Recusal.

Rule 21B.  Motions to Withdraw Criminal Appeals.

Rule 22. Motion for Rehearing or Reconsideration.

Rule 23. Taxation of Costs; Waiver; Attorney's Fees.

Rule 24. Mandate.

Rule 25. Summary Disposition.

Rule 26. Filing and Service.

Rule 27. Computation and Extension of Time.

Rule 28. Parties' Designation.

Rule 29. Substitution of Parties.

Rule 30. Amicus Curiae.

Rule 31. Cases in Which the State is Not a Party, But Which Involve the State's Interests.

Rule 32. Counsel in Criminal Cases.

Rule 32-A. Counsel in Guardianship, Involuntary Admission, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases.

Rule 32-B. Counsel in Parental Notification Cases.

Rule 33. Nonmember of the New Hampshire Bar.

Rule 34. Uniform Certification of Questions of Law.


Rule 35. Guidelines for the Utilization by Lawyers of the Services of Legal Assistants under the New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct.

Rule 36. Appearances in Courts by Eligible Law Students and Graduates.

Rule 37. Attorney Discipline System.

Rule 37A. Rules and Procedures of Attorney Discipline System.

Rule 38. Code of Judicial Conduct -- Table of Contents.





    CANON 1

        Rule 1.1  Compliance with the Law

        Rule 1.2  Promoting Confidence in the Judiciary

        Rule 1.3  Avoiding Abuse of the Prestige of Judicial Office

    CANON 2

        Rule 2.1  Giving Precedence to the Duties of Judicial Office

        Rule 2.2  Impartiality and Fairness

        Rule 2.3  Bias, Prejudice and Harassment

        Rule 2.4  External Influences on Judicial Conduct

        Rule 2.5  Competence, Diligence, and Cooperation

        Rule 2.6  Ensuring the Right to Be Heard

        Rule 2.7 Responsibility to Decide

        Rule 2.8 Decorum, Demeanor, and Communication with Jurors

        Rule 2.9 Ex Parte Communications

        Rule 2.10 Judicial Statements on Pending and Impending Cases

        Rule 2.11 Disqualification

        Rule 2.12 Supervisory Duties

        Rule 2.13 Administrative Appointments

        Rule 2.14 Disability and Impairment

        Rule 2.15 Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct

        Rule 2.16 Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities

    CANON 3

        Rule 3.1  Extrajudicial Activities in General

        Rule 3.2  Appearances before Governmental Bodies and Consultation with Government Officials

        Rule 3.3  Testifying as Character Witness

        Rule 3.4  Appointments to Governmental Positions

        Rule 3.5  Use of Nonpublic Information

        Rule 3.6  Affiliation with Discriminatory Organizations

        Rule 3.7  Participation in Educational, Religious, Charitable, Fraternal, or Civic Organizations and Activities

        Rule 3.8  Appointments to Fiduciary Positions

        Rule 3.9  Service as Arbitrator or Mediator

        Rule 3.10 Practice of Law

        Rule 3.11 Financial, Business, or Remunerative Activities

        Rule 3.12 Compensation for Extrajudicial Activities

        Rule 3.13 Acceptance and Reporting of Gifts, Loans, Bequests, Benefits, or Other Things of  Value

        Rule 3.14 Reimbursement of Expenses and Waivers of Fees or Charges

        Rule 3.15 Reporting Requirements

    CANON 4

        Rule 4.1  Political Conduct in General

        Rule 4.2  Judicial Candidates

Rule 38-A. Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.

Rule 39. Committee on Judicial Conduct.

Rule 39-A. Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Rule 40. Procedural Rules of Committee on Judicial Conduct.

Rule 41. Limited Liability Entities. [Repealed.]

Rule 42. Admission To The Bar; Board of Bar Examiners; Character And Fitness Committee.

Rule 42A. Non-payment Of Bar Dues or Foreign Legal Consultant Annual Fees.

Rule 42B.  Character and Fitness Standards.

Rule 42C. Temporary Practice by Foreign Lawyers.

Rule 42D.  Licensing and Practice of Foreign Legal Consultants.

Rule 42E. Attorney's Oaths; Duty to Update Information

Rule 43. State-Federal Judicial Council.

Rule 44. Prior Or Inconsistent Rules.

Rule 45. Continuing Judicial Education.

Rule 46. Law Clerk Code Of Conduct.

Rule 47. Counsel Fees And Expenses-Indigent Criminal Cases.

Rule 48. Counsel Fees and Expenses-Other Indigent Cases and Parental Notification Cases.

Rule 48-A. Guardians Ad Litem Fees-Indigent Cases and Parental Notification Cases.

Rule 48-B.  Mediator Fees

Rule 48-C.  Mileage Reimbursement

Rule 49. Fees In Supreme Court.

Rule 50. Trust Accounts.

Rule 50-A. Certification Requirement.

Appendix to Rule 50-A
[Repealed eff. March 1, 2011]

Rule 51. Rule-Making Procedures.

Rule 52. Grand Jury Transcripts.

Rule 52-A. Multicounty Grand Juries.

Rule 53. New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education Requirement.


53.2. Lawyers Subject To Requirement

53.3. Reporting and Affidavit of Compliance with Rule 53

53.4. Sanctions And Appeal

53.5. NHMCLE Board

Rule 54. Administrative Judges And Administrative Council.

Rule 55. Public Protection Fund.

Rule 56. Performance Evaluation of Judges.

Rule 57.  Custody and Disposal of Exhibits in Trial Courts.

Rule 57-A.  Custody and Return of Materials Filed In Camera in Trial Courts.

Rule 58.  New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program

58.1. Establishment of the NH Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)

58.2. LAP Commission

58.3. Director of the Program

58.4. Volunteer Lawyers, Judges, and Law Students

58.5. Services

58.6. Referrals

58.7. Referrals from the Professional Conduct Committee, Committee on Judicial Conduct, Committee on Character and Fitness, and the Judiciary

58.8. Confidentiality

58.9. Duties and Responsibilities

58.10. Facility

Rule 59.  Preparation of Transcripts of Court Proceedings; Designation of Transcriber and Approval of Transcript Fees

Rule 60.  Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster

Rule 61.  New Hampshire Circuit Court Judicial Certification Rule


Some Supreme Court Forms, including Rule 7 Notice of Discretionary Appeal form, Rule 7 Notice of Mandatory Appeal form, Notice of Expedited Confidential Appeal from Lower Court Decision on Parental Notification Prior to Abortion form, a form motion for waiver of the filing fee, and a form affidavit of assets and liabilities, are available on the Judicial Branch Website.  Either click on the following link (Supreme Court Forms), or return to the Judicial Branch home page, click on "Supreme Court" in the menu on the left side of the page, and then click on "Forms" in the menu on the left side of that page.  To return to the Judicial Branch home page, click on return.


NOTE: The rules as published herein are subject to revisions promulgated from time to time by the New Hampshire Supreme Court and published in the New Hampshire Bar News. See Supreme Court Rules 1 and 51.

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