State Supreme Court Chief Justice Dalianis to retire April 1

November 9, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis says she’s retiring next year.

The state Constitution requires judges to retire at age 70. Dalianis reaches that age next October; her retirement is effective April 1, 2018.

She made her announcement Wednesday night at a Nashua Bar Association dinner, where she received a lifetime achievement award.

Dalianis became the first female to serve as chief justice, starting in 2010. She also was the first woman to sit on the high court after being nominated in 2000. Dalianis also served for almost 20 years on the superior court bench, as an associate justice and as chief justice, both firsts.

It will be up to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to nominate her successor. In June, his first nominee for the high court, Anna Barbara “Bobbie” Hantz Marconi, was confirmed.

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