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For Immediate Release
October 28, 2021

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Sherry M. Hieber, General Counsel, NH Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions

Committee on Character and Fitness Seeks Attorney Applicants to Fill Open Position

The New Hampshire Supreme Court seeks applications from attorneys interested in serving on the Committee on Character and Fitness. There is one open position on the nine-person committee for an attorney who has been admitted to the New Hampshire bar for at least five years. 

The committee, established by NH Supreme Court Rule 42 II, conducts investigations and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court regarding the character and fitness of people applying to become members of the New Hampshire bar. The committee applies the character and fitness standards set forth in NH Supreme Court Rule 42B.

The court seeks applications from individuals who have an interest in legal education, professional responsibility, and legal ethics. Preference may be given to those who have a unique perspective or understanding of the challenges faced by recent law school graduates and others seeking admission to the New Hampshire bar. The court encourages attorneys who have not yet had the opportunity to serve on a court committee to apply.
Committee members attend four meetings per year to consider applications and to interview applicants. More formal hearings may be scheduled as necessary. This is a volunteer position.

If you are interested, please obtain an application form by downloading it from the New Hampshire Supreme Court website, or by requesting it from Sherry M. Hieber, General Counsel, NH Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions at (603) 224-8806 or at shieber@nhoba.org.   Please include a resume with your application form and send completed applications to Ms. Hieber by email or fax (603) 224-8728. Applications should be received no later than December 15, 2021. Please contact Ms. Hieber if you have any questions. Thank you.