Bar News - February 19, 2010
McCafferty New USDC-NH Magistrate Judge
Landya Boyer McCafferty has been unanimously selected as the new US District Court Magistrate Judge, replacing Judge James R. Muirhead, who is retiring. She will be sworn in on June 25. Said Chief Judge Stephen J. McAuliffe, "Attorney McCafferty’s good judgment, legal acumen, litigation experience, and temperament all qualify her for this critical federal judicial office."
A1991 graduate of Northeastern University, McCafferty served as law clerk to the Hon. Norman H. Stahl, both in the District of New Hampshire and in the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She was also law clerk to the Hon. A. David Mazzone in the District of Massachusetts. She practiced law at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Manchester, then served for over eight years as staff attorney and assistant appellate defender with the NH Public Defender Program.
In 2004, McCafferty became Disciplinary Counsel to the NH Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Conduct. She has been responsible for reviewing case files, drafting notices of charges, presenting appropriate cases to hearing committee panels, and representing the Attorney Discipline System before the Supreme Court when necessary.
Anyone interested in filling this position when Attorney McCafferty leaves should submit a resume with a writing sample to: James L. DeHart, General Counsel, NH Supreme Court, Attorney Discipline Office, 4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 or send by e-mail to email@example.com. The closing date for submissions is March 1, 2010.