Two judgeships opening in Southeast Alaska

The Alaska Judicial Council is now receiving applications for judgeships on the Juneau District Court and the Palmer Superior Court.

The vacancies will occur due to the upcoming retirements of Judge Keith B. Levy in Juneau and Judge Eric Smith in Palmer. People interested in applying can find applications at www.ajc.state.ak.us. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. May 16.

A district court judge must be a United State citizen, a resident of Alaska for five years immediately preceding appointment, engaged in practicing law for at least three years and at the time of appointment be licensed to practice law in Alaska or have served seven years as a magistrate in the state.

A superior court judge must be a United State citizen, a resident of Alaska for five years immediately preceding appointment, engaged in practicing law for at least five years and at the time of appointment be licensed to practice law.

The Judicial Council will review the applications, which contain detailed personal and professional questions. After interviews, an investigation and public comment period, the Council will nominate two or more qualified candidates for Gov. Bill Walker to pick from.

Persons interested in applying can obtain information by calling 271-2526.

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