Date: October 30, 2002 Contact: Laura Kiernan
Court Information Officer
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BRENTWOOD—Marjorie A. Lang, the office administrator at the Rockingham County Superior Court, received a Spirit of the Judiciary Award for outstanding service to the Judicial Branch from Chief Justice David A. Brock during a ceremony at the county courthouse on October 24.

Lang, who began her career with the court system in 1980, was honored for her longtime commitment to public service and for her positive attitude and energy on the job.

The Chief Justice noted that co-workers who nominated Lang for the award described her as a dedicated, conscientious colleague and a "team player" who willingly pitches in to get a job done.

"She knows that working together, as a team, is the way to achieve the goal of an efficient and productive clerk’s office, especially when resources are tight," the Chief Justice said in presenting Lang with the award.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Nadeau, who served for many years as a Superior Court Judge and as Chief Justice of that court, also participated in the ceremony along with Superior Court Judges Philip S. Hollman, Kenneth R. McHugh, Gillian L. Abramson, and John M. Lewis, all of whom work with Lang in Rockingham County.

After accepting the award from the Chief Justice, Lang said that she could not carry out her responsibilities without the help of her co-workers, many of whom attended the October 24th ceremony.

"I hope I do make a difference when I come here and I know now that none of our efforts go unnoticed," Lang told them.

As office administrator, Lang does the bookkeeping for the clerk’s office, she helps with jury selection and supervision, processes orders for transcripts of court proceedings, and works with personnel assignments. In nominating Lang for the award, Rockingham County Superior Court Clerk Raymond W. Taylor said she "consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public and convey a positive image of the judiciary."

"In every sense, she is the best," Taylor said.

Lang, who lives with her family in Newmarket, began working for the Merrimack County Probate Court after graduating from Merrimack Valley High School in 1980. She worked in the Rockingham County Probate Court from 1984 to 1993, when she joined the Superior Court staff.

The Spirit of the Judiciary Award program was established by Chief Justice Brock to recognize court employees for exemplary service to the public and commitment to their co-workers. Nominations are made throughout the year from six regions around the state. The recipients are selected by a committee of employees representing all levels of the court system and the Administrative Office of the Courts.