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Bar News - July 18, 2008

Notice of Judicial Vacancies in N.H. Superior Court

The Judicial Selection Commission, established by Governor John H. Lynch by an executive order dated February 25, 2005, hereby posts notice of judicial vacancies in the New Hampshire Superior Court for 2008.

There are currently three vacancies on the Superior Court bench. The Judicial Selection Commission intends to screen all candidates for the three vacancies in one review process. Please submit your application to be considered for appointment to the Superior Court bench at this time. All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants with training and experience in business and commercial matters should note that 2008 N.H. Laws Chapter 124 (SB 378) authorizes Governor Lynch to appoint the first presiding justice of a new business and commercial dispute docket in the Superior Court.

Applications (revised for 2007) may be downloaded from the websites of the Governor or the NH Bar Association. Applications may also be requested by calling 271-7677. Please be sure to use the 2007 application.

Completed applications (revised for 2007) must be postmarked by July 25, 2008. They should be mailed to: Judicial Selection Commission, P.O. Box 2167, Concord, NH 03302-2167. Applications may also be delivered to the law firm of Orr & Reno, 1 Eagle Square, Concord, NH, by July 25, 2008. Please direct questions to Emily Rice (223-9112) or Philip Waystack (237-8322), Co-chairs.

It is also anticipated there will be five vacancies on the District Court Bench and one vacancy on the Probate Court bench in 2008. More information on these positions will be available at or Do not submit applications for these positions at this time.

If you are in doubt about the status of any meeting, please call the Bar Center at 603-224-6942 before you head out.

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