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New director named to administrative office of NH courts

November 21, 2021 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The former leader of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has been named director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Dianne Martin, of Deerfield, will lead the office responsible for the judicial branch’s statewide functions of audit, communications, facilities, fiscal, legal, human resources, information technology, and security.

As chair of the PUC, Martin led it through the recent creation of the state’s Department of Energy. Before that, she served in several roles at the Department of Justice, most recently as associate attorney general and chief of staff.

Martin was general counsel for the New Hampshire Division for Juvenile Justice and an in-house victim advocate at Concord Circuit Court.

Martin succeeds Christopher Keating, who left earlier this year upon his confirmation as a circuit court judge.