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Two With UNH Law Ties Nominated To Key State Positions

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch this week nominated two people with UNH Law ties to key state positions.

The governor nominated Associate Attorney General Ann Rice, who earned her JD degree from UNH Law in 1988, as deputy attorney general. Rice directs the Division of Public Protection, which oversees the Criminal Justice, Consumer Protection and Environmental Protection bureaus. She joined the NH Attorney General’s office in 1990.

“Ann Rice has dedicated her career to ensuring justice for the people of New Hampshire,” Governor Lynch said. “She possesses strong leadership and administrative skills, in addition to her knowledge of the law.”

Governor Lynch also nominated Will Delker, currently the supervising prosecutor in the NH Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit, to the Superior Court. Delker, who has taught as an adjunct professor at UNH Law, was formerly the chief of the Criminal Justice Bureau. He joined the Attorney General’s office in 1998.

“Will Delker has distinguished himself as a prosecutor, having been recognized throughout his career for his excellence and professionalism,” Governor Lynch said. “He has a thorough understanding of the law and has shown a deep commitment to justice and fairness, which are the qualities required of any judge in the New Hampshire Superior Court System. Will Delker’s sharp intellect and command of the law is why he has chosen to handle some of the state’s most difficult and complex cases. He will make a great addition to the courts.”

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