For more information, contact:
Meredith R. Farrell
Public Relations Chair
For Immediate Release:
New Hampshire Courts Announce New Lactation Room Policy
As a result of a partnership with the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has put into place a new policy to accommodate legal professionals who need a space to express milk while attending hearings, trials, or conducting other business at any of the courthouses within the State Court System. While limitations within the courthouses limit specific designated spaces, attorneys, paralegals, or legal assistants who need lactation space can now speak to the Clerk of Court for the specific court they are attending and request that access to a space be set aside for lactation. If possible, the request should be made forty-eight (48) hours in advance to allow time for the Clerk to set aside an appropriate room. The Clerk will inform the legal professional where the room is located, and it will be equipped with a sign for privacy, have a chair and outlet, and when possible, also be equipped with a lock. The Clerks are all aware of this policy and the importance of designating a clean and private room away from the public, and they are happy to work with attorneys to coordinate.
To find the Clerk of Court for the courthouse you will be attending, please follow this link and select the courthouse that you will be attending: https://www.courts.state.nh.us/courtlocations/.
The New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association is a statewide bar association founded to promote and support the advancement and interests of women in the legal community through leadership, professional interaction, education and the exchange of ideas between its members and the community. For more information about the NHWBA, please go to www.nhwba.org.