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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

PROCEDURAL RULES 1 TO 34

Rule 1-A.  Relationship to Other Rules

 

For cases commenced in the supreme court on or after August 6, 2018, these rules are supplemented by – and, as to certain matters such as the filing, format or service of a document, may be superseded by – the Supplemental Rules of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire for Electronic Filing. For cases commenced in this court prior to that date, the supplemental rules do not apply absent a specific court order to the contrary. For cases commenced on or after that date, the supplemental rules alter these rules in the following respects, among others.

Rule 4(a) of the supplemental rules establishes the circumstances in which the requirement of electronic filing applies.  For cases commenced in this court on or after August 6, 2018, but prior to January 1, 2020, attorneys must submit all documents through the court’s electronic filing system; self-represented parties and nonlawyer representatives must submit documents to the court conventionally (in paper or other non-electronic format).  For cases commenced in this court on or after January 1, 2020, attorneys, self-represented parties, and nonlawyer representatives must submit all documents, including notices of appeal or other case-initiating documents, through the court’s electronic filing system.

Rule 12 of the supplemental rules provides that a filer who submits a document to the court electronically or conventionally need not and shall not file any paper copies of the document with the court, unless otherwise ordered to do so.  Rule 11(b) of the supplemental rules states that the colored-cover, binding, and related requirements of these rules do not apply to a document that is filed electronically.  Rule 11(g) of the supplemental rules provides that a document that is filed conventionally must be printed only on the front side of each page, be logically organized and separate from other documents, and be submitted to the court with no tabs, durable bindings, or difficult-to-remove fasteners that would interfere with the clerk’s ability to scan or otherwise convert the document into an electronic document for entry in the court’s electronic case file.  Rule 18 of the supplemental rules modifies Rule 26 of these rules by requiring persons who have registered in the electronic filing system, and who are mandatory electronic filers in the case, to serve filed documents upon each other through the electronic filing system. 

Accordingly, self-represented parties, nonlawyer representatives, and attorneys involved in a case commenced in the supreme court on or after August 6, 2018, must review both the supplemental rules and these rules to ensure that their filings, whether electronic or conventional, comply with all applicable rules.

 

    

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