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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

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

(a)  Administration of Attorney's Oath.

Every attorney admitted to practice in New Hampshire shall take and subscribe an oath to support the constitutions of New Hampshire and of the United States, and the oath of office set forth in RSA 311:6. The oaths shall be taken and subscribed in the following manner:

(1)  A person being admitted to the bar after having taken and passed the New Hampshire bar examination pursuant to Rule 42 (VII), or having successfully completed the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program pursuant to Rule 42 (XII), shall take and subscribe the oaths in a court proceeding presided over by the Supreme Court.

(2)  A person being admitted upon motion without examination pursuant to Rule 42 (XI) or upon motion by transferred UBE score pursuant to Rule 42 (X), shall take and subscribe the oaths in a court proceeding presided over by the Supreme Court, a single justice of the court, or the clerk or deputy clerk of the court.

(b)  Time Limitation.

  Unless the Board of Bar Examiners (board) grants a request for an extension for good cause, a person who has applied for admission to the bar and who has been notified by the board that he or she has satisfied the requirements for admission set forth in Rule 42 (IV)(a), must take the oaths of admission within two years of being so notified. A person who fails to take the oath of admission within two years of being notified by the board that he or she has satisfied the requirements for admission, shall be required to reapply for admission, and shall be required to retake and pass the bar examination, submit a motion for admission without examination, or submit a motion for admission by transferred UBE score, whichever is appropriate in the circumstances. In addition, any such person shall be required to establish his or her current good moral character and fitness to the satisfaction of the Character and Fitness Committee and the Supreme Court.

(c)  Duty to Provide Updated Information.

  Every attorney admitted to practice in New Hampshire shall have a continuing obligation to promptly notify the New Hampshire Bar Association in writing of any changes in his or her office address, residential address, office telephone number, and email address used for the practice of law. Notices sent by the court to an address provided by an attorney to the New Hampshire Bar Association shall be deemed to be sufficient notice to the attorney of court action.


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