Concord lawyer chosen to co-chair judicial selection panel
Emily Gray Rice of Concord, a Bernstein Shur shareholder and member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group and litigation group, was selected by Gov. Maggie Hassan to co-chair the Judicial Selection Commission.
Hassan issued an executive order establishing a Judicial Selection Commission to advise her on nominations for current and future judicial vacancies. The commission will search for qualified candidates, evaluate applicants and make recommendations to the governor.
As co-chairwoman of the commission, Rice will serve a term of three years, with the option of additional terms at the invitation of the governor.
In addition to her service with the commission, Rice is a dedicated pro bono volunteer and served as co-chairwoman of New Hampshire’s first Legal Services Campaign. She is a seasoned mediator and trial lawyer. She serves as an adjunct professor of law in the Daniel Webster Scholars honors program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. In 2013, she was recognized as an honorary fellow by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.