OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
I. There shall be a board of family mediator certification consisting of the following 11 members:
(a) One judge who regularly sits in the judicial branch family division, appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court.
(b) One full-time marital master, appointed by the administrative judge of the judicial branch family division.
(c) One attorney licensed to practice law in this state, appointed by the governor with the consent of the council.
(d) Two members of the public, appointed by the governor with the consent of the council.
(e) One mental health professional, appointed by the governor with the consent of the council.
(f) Five certified family mediators, nominated by the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association and appointed by the governor with the consent of the council.
II. (a) Appointments and reappointments to the board shall be for 3-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. No member shall be appointed to more than 2 consecutive terms.
(b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), the first term of members appointed after the effective date of this subparagraph shall be as follows: 3 members shall be appointed to 3-year terms; 3 members shall be appointed to 2-year terms; and 3 members shall be appointed to 1-year terms.
(c) Any member who is absent from at least 3 consecutive meetings of the board may be replaced by such member's appointing authority.
III. The board shall elect its own chairman every 2 years by a majority vote.
Source. 1989, 268:1. 2005, 250:4, 5. 2009, 21:1, eff. May 8, 2009; 21:4, eff. Jan. 1, 2010. 2021, 197:164, eff. July 1, 2021.