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Bar News - May 17, 2013

Foster Confirmed as Attorney General

Joseph Foster
The NH Executive Council unanimously confirmed Nashua attorney and former state senator Joseph Foster as New Hampshire’s new attorney general on April 17.

Gov. Maggie Hassan nominated Foster earlier this spring to succeed outgoing Attorney General Michael Delaney.

Foster, 53, has served as the chair of the management committee at the McLane Law Firm, where he currently chairs the bankruptcy practice. In addition, Foster served as state senator for New Hampshire’s 13th District from 2002-2008, rising to majority leader in 2007. He was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2004 to 2008.

Prior to his time in the Senate, Foster served in the NH House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998. He received his JD from George Washington University in 1984 and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1981. He was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1984.

Foster will serve a four-year term as the state’s top law enforcement official.

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