New Hampshire

New Hampshire Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

  • 5 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 2 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the New Hampshire Supreme Court are Selected:

Appointment, Executive Council Confirmation

The governor appoints justices, who must be confirmed by the New Hampshire Executive Council, the five members of which are chosen biannually in partisan elections. Since 2000, the governor typically establishes a commission by executive order to screen and recommend candidates for the appointment. Confirmed justices serve on the court until the age of 70.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map