More e-filing cases added at Circuit Courts
To date, the Circuit Court has opened nearly 90,000 electronically filed cases
Civil cases and name-change cases in the New Hampshire’s Circuit Court are now being filed electronically, according to the New Hampshire Judicial Branch.
On Feb. 12, the civil and name-change cases joined small claims, guardianships, and wills and estate cases that are filed electronically.
The judicial branch says that, to date, the Circuit Court has opened nearly 90,000 electronically filed cases. With the addition of civil and name-change cases, the annual e-filed cases are expected to increase by about 3,700 cases.
Under the New Hampshire e-Court Program — which was launched in 2014 — the Circuit Court cases are joined by the Superior Court civil and criminal online filings, and the Supreme Court online appeal filings in all case types.
All courthouses in the state are equipped with public kiosks that are located in a central lobby area. Public access to non-confidential electronically filed case documents is available at all kiosks.
“We are excited to add more case types to our e-filed platform” said David D. King, administrative judge of the Circuit Courts. “As with previous case types, our design has focused on ease of filing and efficiency in processing the cases, with the expectation that we are simplifying the process, both for the filer and our hardworking staff.”