PRESS RELEASE FROM

NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID A. BROCK

April 20, 2001

For personal and institutional reasons, I have decided to accept the resolution of this matter with the Judicial Conduct Committee. The last year has been a very stressful and very difficult one for me, my wife, my family and the entire Judicial Branch of government.

The time has come to put this matter behind me so that I can continue to devote my full energy and attention to the critical work of the Court.