Sullivan & Worcester LLP congratulates Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis of
Nashua, who took the oath of office earlier this week to become New Hampshire's
35th Supreme Court chief justice and the first woman to hold that title.
In her speech, Dalianis thanked retired attorney Bob Bleakney, a partner
Sullivan & Worcester in Boston, who hired her as a secretary and promoted
her to law clerk, while she was still in law school. Bleakney said afterward
that he was "bursting with pride" in Dalianis. Even back in the 1970s, Bleakney
said, "I just knew she was bright, able and loved the law enough to be in law
school and working at the same time."