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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

Rule 58.2. LAP COMMISSION


   (A)  Members:  The Supreme Court shall appoint commission members to administer and provide advice regarding the management of the LAP.  Officers of the commission shall consist of a chair, vice-chair and secretary/treasurer.  The chair and vice-chair shall be appointed by the Supreme Court.  Each of the other officers shall be elected by the members of the commission annually.

    (B)  Composition:  The commission shall consist of eight (8) members, and shall include two persons who are not members of the legal profession.  The members shall have diverse experience, knowledge and demonstrated competence in the problems of chemical dependency or mental conditions that affect members of the legal profession.

    (C)  Terms:  The Court shall appoint commission members for initial terms as follows:


                   
(1) One lawyer for one year;
                   
(2) One health care provider (active or retired) for two years;
                   
(3) One lawyer for two years;
                    (4) One judge (active or retired) for two years;
                   
(5) One health care provider (active or retired) for three years;

                    (6) One judge (active or retired) for three years; and

                   
(7) Two lawyers for three years.


Subsequent appointments shall be for a term of three years.  No member may serve more than two successive three-year terms.

    (D)  Duties of the Commission: The members of the governing body should have the following powers and duties:

        (1) Establishing LAPís policies and procedures and providing ongoing advice regarding the same.  Such policies and procedures shall be established after reasonable notice to the New Hampshire bench and bar and opportunity for comment.

        (2) General administrative and management responsibility to operate the program to achieve its purpose and goals.

        (3) Responsibility to hire and fire the LAP director.

        (4) To review the budget prepared by the LAP staff and present the budget to the Supreme Court.

        (5) To make reports to the Supreme Court annually or as otherwise required.

        (6) To ensure that the duties listed under Rule 58.3 are carried out in the absence of a director of the program.   


   (E)  Meetings:  The commission shall meet quarterly, upon call of the chair or upon the request of three (3) or more members.  A quorum for any meeting shall be four (4) members.

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