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Bar News - June 17, 2015

Court News: Myers Named Strafford County Superior Court Clerk

Kimberly Myers

Karen Gorham

Kimberly Myers, currently interim director of the University of New Hampshire School of Law Criminal Practice Clinic, has been named clerk of Strafford County Superior Court. She will start training with the court system next month and will take over in mid-August, replacing Karen Gorham, who will become the Superior Court Administrator in Concord.

Gorham, appointed in January 2015, will be filling a vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Pat Lenz. Gorham will be overseeing the operations of the courts and assist with major projects, such as the NH e-eourt Project and Felonies First.

Myers is returning to familiar surroundings. “I’m really excited – I spent the bulk of my practice years in Strafford County,” she said. The county is also one of three pilot counties for a proposed statutory change that would bypass the Circuit Court arraignment phase for felony cases. “These will be interesting times,” said Myers of the changes ahead.

Myers, admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 2002, has extensive experience in the court system, having served as law clerk in the NH Superior Court for three years and as law clerk to former Chief Justice John Broderick. She then worked for the NH Public Defender for seven years, and as a trial and appellate lawyer for Howard & Ruoff, which concentrates on criminal defense. She taught advanced trial advocacy and criminal law and procedure, and, as co-coach with Judge Jacalyn Coburn, helped lead two UNH Mock Trial teams to the national finals.

She also is a member of the Daniel Webster-Batchelder Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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