DATE: June 14, 2004                                                         Contact: Laura Kiernan
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Lenz Named Carroll County Clerk

CONCORD—Superior Court Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn announced today that Attorney
Patricia A. Lenz, a former Superior Court law clerk now in private practice in Portsmouth, has been named Clerk of Carroll County Superior Court. Her appointment follows the retirement in May of Samuel C. Farrington, who was clerk in Carroll County for 13 years.

“Pat brings very good managerial and organizational skills to the job and she has a real commitment to serving the public, “ Chief Justice Lynn said. He will administer the oath of office to Lenz at the Carroll County Superior Court in Ossipee at 2:30 p.m. on June 18, 2004.

A 1981 graduate of Michigan State University, Lenz received a masters in education in 1995 from The State University of New York and a law degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord in 2001. She worked as a law clerk with the Superior Court from August 2001 through August 2003, the last year of which she was the Senior Law Clerk. She is currently an associate with the law firm of Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A.  in Portsmouth.

“I am excited about joining the team at the Carroll County Superior Court and working together with them to provide the best services possible for our citizens,” Lenz said.

Before beginning her career  in law, Lenz was the organ donation coordinator for the New England Organ Bank from 1992-1998 working with potential organ donors and recipients, their families and participating hospitals throughout New England. She also worked for the American Red Cross in Syracuse, N.Y. as a transplant coordinator.

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