State Judiciary Principles
- New Hampshire courts must maintain or even improve access to justice by New Hampshire citizens, families, and businesses.
- New Hampshire courts must promote the Rule of Law while treating all citizens with fairness, respect, and integrity.
- New Hampshire courts must deliver timely, efficient, understandable, and cost-effective access to justice.
- Judicial officers must be allocated as the most valuable resource in the court system, provided fairness safeguards are preserved for litigants, attorneys, and the public.
- The courts must consider case processing changes to maximize judicial efficiency, provided fairness safeguards are preserved for litigants, attorneys, and the public.
- The authority of judges to hear different types of cases should be considered in light of the needs of citizens, families, and businesses.
- The courts must provide non-judicial staff with opportunities to specialize, while preserving the ability of staff to perform other specialized tasks.
- The courts should streamline the management and supervision of non-judicial staff.
- The courts must make the case processing changes needed to maximize non-judicial staff efficiency, provided fairness safeguards are preserved.
- The courts should use 21st Century technologies to provide litigants and lawyers with the information they need about their cases and about court processes to ensure effective access to the courts.
- The courts must use all available technologies to reduce costs, in time and money, of access to justice by litigants and attorneys.
- The courts must use 21st Century technologies to make case processing and court information management more efficient.
- Court facilities, and the services offered at each facility, should be tailored to the needs of citizens, families, and businesses in the 21st Century.