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New Hampshire Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.


New Hampshire Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (N.H. Const.)

  2. Bills and Resolutions
    Bills and resolutions for the current session and past sessions back through 1989 can be accessed through a search function. See also the New Hampshire General Court [Legislature] web site.

  3. Laws of the State of New Hampshire (N.H. Laws)
    This link provides a list of all chaptered bills (with links to bill texts) from the current (or most recently completed) legislative session. Chaptered bills from earlier sessions back through 1989 can be accessed through a search form. For a list of all chaptered bills from a particular year (with links to bill texts), on that form: enter the "Session Year" then select the "Chapter #" radio button and click the "Submit" button.

  4. New Hampshire Revised Statutes (N.H. Rev. Stat.)
    The page linked here includes a text-search function as well as lists of sections affected by legislation back through 1999. See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.

    Additional Resources
    Selected tax laws and regulations … [Dep't of Revenue Admin.]


New Hampshire Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Rules of Procedure • Court Rules
  2. Rules of Practice
  3. Rules of Professional Conduct
  4. Additional Resources
    ¶ Administrative Orders and Bulletins … These embody discrete rules and rule changes.


New Hampshire Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
  1. Regulations
    1. New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules (N.H. Code Admin. R.)
      See also a specific agency’s web site for rules promulgated by the agency. Links to such web sites are accessible below.
    2. New Hampshire Rulemaking Register (N.H. Rulemaking Reg.)

  2. Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
  3. Attorney General Opinions (Ops. N.H. Att’y Gen.)


New Hampshire Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • American Legal Publishing Corp.
  • General Code, LLC
  • Municipal Code Corp.
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
    3. Municipal Ordinances
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.


    New Hampshire Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all New Hampshire law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

    1. IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review (IDEA) … [Univ. of New Hampshire Sch. of Law] — Formerly titled IDEA: Journal of Law and Technology (until 2002).
    2. University of New Hampshire Law Review (U.N.H. L. Rev.) Formerly titled Pierce Law Review (until 2010).


    Other New Hampshire Commentary

    1. Doing Business in New Hampshire. Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, P.A. … [Lex Mundi]

    2. Selling the Private Business. Alan L. Reische, Esq. / Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, P.A.


    New Hampshire Law-Related Topical Web Sites


    New Hampshire Court Information

    See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
    1. Web Sites
      See also a state courts directory.


    New Hampshire Forms

    1. Court Forms
      1. Superior Court — Domestic Relations Forms
      2. Probate Court — Forms
      3. U.S. Bankruptcy Court — Forms and Schedules

    2. Revenue Administration Department — Tax Forms and Publications

    3. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


    Other New Hampshire Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / N.C. Indus. Comm’n]

    3. Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
    5. Admission to the New Hampshire Bar … [New Hampshire Judicial Branch]
    6. University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, until 2010)
    7. Consulate General of Canada in Boston … Canadian consular services for New Hampshire residents.


    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. New Hampshire Bar Association
    3. Public Information Pamphlets
    4. Selecting, Hiring and Working With a Lawyer
    5. Do You Have a Dispute With an Attorney?
    6. What to Expect From Your Lawyer
    7. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for New Hampshire Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of New Hampshire law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in New Hampshire.

    8. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Community Legal Services, Inc. … This is “a reduced fee service for New Hampshire legal services consumers.”
      2. New Hampshire Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      3. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.



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