Hon. Susan W. Ashley has presided over family and district court cases since 2007, and was appointed Deputy Administrative Judge for New Hampshire Circuit Court in September 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1990 and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1993. She is the Lead Judge for the New Hampshire Model Court Project, a multidisciplinary collaboration among the Circuit Court, the Division for Children, Youth and Families, CASA of New Hampshire, parent attorneys, the Judicial Council and the New Hampshire Court Improvement Project, which develops best practices for child protection cases. Judge Ashley presides over Mental Health Court in the 7th Circuit Court, and is a member of various committees or commissions in child-related matters.