Judicial Branch Education director Barbara Sweet and Joan Bishop, Superior Court co-ordinator, have traded jobs.
Before she started working in judicial education in 2001, Barbara had been clerk of the Concord District Court for four years. Prior to that she worked as a deputy clerk in various superior courts and served for a brief time as the Superior Court Coordinator. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Barbara has been with the Judicial Branch since 1987. As Superior Court Coordinator, Barbara works closely with Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn on administrative matters. Her responsibilities include development of uniform court procedures and implementation of changes in court procedures required by legislation.
Joan Bishop was named Superior Court Coordinator in 1995 by then Superior Court Chief Judge Joseph Nadeau. Prior to that appointment, Joan had worked at the Administrative Office of the Courts, in judicial education programs, and in the probation office at Manchester District Court. As Judicial Branch Education director, Joan will co-ordinate training programs for judges and staff, as well as continuing education and new employee orientation. Joan will also work closely with the Judicial Branch Education Committee (JBEC) chaired by Supreme Court Justice Gary Hicks.