Judicial Selection Commission

Updated 8/17/2023

The Governor's Judicial Selection Commission, established by Executive Order 2017-01, hereby posts notice of vacancies. All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications may also be requested by contacting Commission Chair Chuck Douglas at chuck@nhlawoffice.com or 603-224-1988 or by contacting Deanna Jurius at deanna.e.jurius@nh.gov. Any questions should be directed to the Commission Chair Chuck Douglas.

Notice of Judicial Vacancies to be Filled

Supreme Court and two Superior Court vacancies this Fall will soon be considered by the Judicial Selection Commission

One position on the Superior Court requires a land use background:

The land use docket Superior Court judge shall have knowledge and experience in land use and real property law and shall be assigned to preside over all appeals from decisions of local land use boards, including but not limited to decisions of municipal planning boards, zoning boards, historic district commissions, and conservation commissions throughout the state.  The land use docket judge shall be assigned to sit in Hillsborough County Northern District, and shall be assigned to preside over other cases in other county locations as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court may require.

  • An Application may be downloaded from the websites of the Governor or the NH Bar Association.  Applications may also be requested by calling (603) 224-1988.  Please be sure to use the 2023 version of the Application.
  • Each new candidate must submit a paper application and all accompanying documents, including writing samples, via standard mail to the Chairman, Attorney Charles Douglas, 14 South Street, Suite 5, Concord, NH 03301 as well as an email copy to chuck@nhlawoffice.com.
  • Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.
  • Candidates who previously submitted an Application to this Commission and wish to reapply now, may do so by email to the Judicial Selection Commission Chair at chuck@nhlawoffice.com to confirm your intent to be considered, but to rely on your prior Application.  A re-applicant must also submit an updated affirmation regarding professional conduct and an updated consent and release, which are Exhibits A, B and C to the 2023 Application.  Please print Exhibits A, B and C and complete and scan in as a PDF document and attach the updated Exhibits A, B and C to an email.  All updates are due by the Application deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.

Commission Roster

  • Chuck Douglas, Chair
  • W. Scott O’Connell, Vice Chair, Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Donna Sytek, Former Speaker of the House
  • Marcia Moran Of Counsel, Orr & Reno PA
  • Lyn Schollett, Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Mary Tenn, Of Tenn and Tenn, PA Attorneys at Law
  • Jack Tulley, Nashua Business Owner
  • Matt Kfoury, Former President and CEO of Central Paper Products
  • Robert J. Lynn, Former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court

Further information may be found on the New Hampshire Bar Association's website.