New Hampshire State and Federal Courts COVID-19 Response
This update is meant to provide a brief summary of the status of operations of New Hampshire state and federal courts during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the situation is constantly evolving, should you have a specific question for a particular court, you should contact that court to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.
New Hampshire Federal Courts
The United States Courts for the District of New Hampshire are currently operating pursuant to a number of Standing Orders in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For all District Court civil and criminal hearings scheduled before June 1, 2020, the presiding judge has the discretion to postpone a particular hearing and/or reschedule it to occur by teleconference, videoconference, or in-court hearing. All jury trials, grand jury proceedings, mediations, and non-court related events are postponed until after June 1, 2020.
Additional information regarding the United States Courts for the District of New Hampshire’s operation during the COVID-19 Pandemic can be found at:
New Hampshire State Courts
New Hampshire state courts have stopped holding in-person hearings except in certain emergency and/or time-sensitive circumstances. Hearings may be conducted by video or telephonically, but jury trials and grand jury proceedings are postponed until further notice.
Additional information regarding New Hampshire state courts’ operation during the COVID-19 Pandemic can be found at: