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Overview - NH e-Court Program

Since 2012, The NH Judicial Branch (NHJB), with assistance from the NH Legislature, legal community and members of the public, has been implementing a statewide e-filing system that allows attorney and self-represented individuals to file selected case types entirely online.  E-filing for Small Claims and Guardianship cases went into effect in July 2014 and June 2015 respectively, and. E-filing for Estate cases began in May, 2017. E-filing for the Supreme Court became mandatory for attorneys in early August 2018.  All Superior Court civil cases will be electronically filed starting September 19, 2018.

In addition to e-Filing, the NH e-Court Program provided remote online access to court files for case participants in December 2017. The new portal also includes public access to selected non-confidential case information. Finally, to gain full benefit from e-Filing and the paperless courtroom it supports, NH e-Court includes automated tools for judges and staff to efficiently manage their cases electronically throughout the fall and winter of 2018.  It is anticipated that virtually every NH courtroom will be “e-Court enabled” by mid-2019.Looking ahead, the NH e-Court program is planning to implement  mandatory attorney e-filing of all subsequent filings for Superior Court criminal cases in 2019. In addition, e-filing for other  Circuit Court civil case types will also be implemented in 2019. Within the next four to five years, the majority of cases filed in NH will be done electronically.

Updates to the implementation timelines will be posted on this site periodically. Ultimately, the NHJB intends to conduct the majority of court business electronically with self-represented filers, lawyers and other justice partners.