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Administrative Office of the Courts

In 1983, the New Hampshire Supreme Court created the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).  The AOC provides operational support to New Hampshire’s unified court system in its constitutional responsibility to provide for the administration of justice.


The Director of the AOC is appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice and is responsible for the preparation and administration of the Judicial Branch’s budget. The director also serves as a liaison between the Judicial Branch and the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, law enforcement, and members of the public. 


The AOC is responsible for the Judicial Branch’s statewide functions of audit, communications, facilities, fiscal, legal, human resources, information technology, and security.
 

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