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Bar News - June 15, 2016

Court News: Executive Council Confirms Four New Judges





The governor and NH Executive Council confirmed one Superior Court judge and three Circuit Court judges last month, following their nominations to the bench earlier this year.

Amy Messer of Hopkinton was confirmed to the Superior Court bench. Edward Tenney of Sunapee, Charles Greenhalgh of Albany and Henrietta Luneau of Hopkinton were confirmed to sit on the Circuit Court.

“Throughout their careers, each of these individuals has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to justice, as well as the temperament and character needed to be an effective judge,” Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement issued after the vote. “I commend the Executive Council for their bipartisan votes today, and I look forward to these judges building on our work to ensure an effective, fair and just judicial system, which is essential to a vibrant and strong democracy.”

Messer, a graduate of the Northeastern School of Law, was the former executive director of the Disability Rights Center – NH.

Tenney, who received his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, was already serving on the Circuit Court bench.

A graduate of of the Northeastern School of Law, Greenhalgh, an attorney and director at Cooper Cargill Chant, was a longtime Pro Bono volunteer and board member (see related article).

Luneau, who had been serving as a marital master, graduated with her law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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