Introducing CaseLines for NH Superior Court
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The NH Superior Court in Cheshire and Sullivan Counties will transition to digital evidence management on May 22nd and May 30th,, 2023. If you participate in evidentiary matters in Rockingham, Hillsborough County North and South, Strafford, Carroll, Belknap, Merrimack, Cheshire and Sullivan County Superior Courts and have not yet taken CaseLines training, you are strongly encouraged to do so now. New training dates are available through June 2023 at the NH Bar Center and we’ve added a few new dates at each of the two courts rolling-out in May as well, for convenience.
Coming Soon: CaseLines is getting a new name and a new look! CaseLines will transition to Case Center in the coming months. Thomson Reuters has provided informational slides within CaseLines that should appear when you enter our site. We will post further information on the timeline of these changes and any additional training opportunities regarding these updates in the very near future.
New Hampshire Superior Court launches CaseLines Digital Evidence Center
A new Digital Evidence Management Platform
The New Hampshire Superior Court is bringing digital evidence to all Superior Court civil and criminal cases to expand its electronic filing services. CaseLines Digital Evidence Center (“CaseLines”), a Thomson Reuters product, is a cloud-based court exhibit and evidence management application. Judges, court staff, attorneys, self-represented litigants (SRLs), and other justice partners will be trained to upload, submit, and present evidence in the courtroom during trials and evidentiary hearings. CaseLines will allow New Hampshire to expedite court services and offer constituents more efficient and timely access to justice.
Litigators requested that the court include exhibits in the otherwise fully electronic case file. The NH Superior Court has responded by implementing CaseLines – a state-of-the-art digital evidence center that extends the NH Superior Court’s commitment to technology innovation in the courtroom.
What CaseLines Can Do!
Attorneys and SRLs can leverage CaseLines exhibit management software to organize, annotate, and present all types of evidence in both civil and criminal cases. Efficient exhibit communication driven by CaseLines is expected to support speedier hearings and reduce workload.
- All evidence/exhibits are easily accessible online
- Sharing exhibits with practice administrators, opposing counsel, and the court is easy
- Evidence viewing equipment provided by the court
- Extensive exhibit management tools are available to all litigators
- Mobile access: Easily obtain smartphone exhibits from clients and other case parties
The CaseLines Digital Evidence Management project will roll out in two phases. Phase 1 will exclude jury trials, focusing only on evidentiary hearings and bench trials. Phase 2 will incorporate the jury component. Phase 1 will be implemented one county at a time. Once each county has rolled out Phase 1, Phase 2 will begin with a similar implementation schedule. Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough County Superior North and South, Carroll, Merrimack and Belknap Superior Courts have rolled out with Phase 1 with great success. Cheshire, Sullivan, Coos and Grafton Counties will roll out in the Spring/Summer 2023. Cheshire, Sullivan, Coos and Grafton Counties will roll out in the Spring/Summer 2023. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. Judges, litigators, and court staff are learning how to optimize the technology that eliminates burdensome paper copies and facilitates multimedia evidence presentations.
Important note: If you've experienced CaseLines in action, the court would appreciate hearing from you. Please email your observations or questions to SuperiorCourtCenter@courts.state.nh.us, and staff will respond promptly. Also, don't forget to read CaseLines FAQs From User Feedback and CaseLines Administrative Orders. Attorneys who wish to attend training, register here today.