Federal Magistrate Landya McCafferty was recently nominated to become a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Concord.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, McCafferty would succeed Judge Stephen McAuliffe, who is retiring.
McCafferty, who has been a federal magistrate since 2010, has also worked as an attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender and as counsel for the Attorney Discipline Office.
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) endorsed the nomination in a joint press release, noting that McCafferty would be the first woman to reach the U.S. District Court bench in New Hampshire.
The White House announced McCafferty’s nomination on May 23.