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Guide to New Hampshire Courts

Everyone, even those who may never set foot inside a courtroom, should understand how the system works. Public trust and confidence in the court system is essential to its operation: if the public doesn’t trust its courts, then respect for the laws and for our system of government is weakened.

In our democracy, the courts play a crucial role in the day-to-day life of our communities. Family matters, criminal prosecutions, civil disputes, landlord-tenant cases, small claims matters and all the other issues that are resolved in our courtrooms impact the lives of thousands of New Hampshire citizens.  

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