New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper has named former state Supreme Court Justice Chuck Douglas as House legal counsel.
Douglas's resume includes a term Congress, representing New Hampshire's 2nd district, and a stint as legal counsel for former governor Meldrim Thomson.
Douglas has also been counsel for the New Hampshire Republican state committee.
He now leads a Concord law firm, where he's represented plaintiffs in lawsuits against the state on matters ranging from sexual harassment to judicial pensions.
In a statement, House Speaker Jasper said he's confident Douglas "will be ready and able to deal with any legal issues or challenges that come before us."