DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
STEPHANIE E. JOANNIDES, THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT



DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH: U.S. Airbase, Tripoli, Libya
MAILING ADDRESS:
825 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
OCCUPATION: District Court Judge
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
13 years
Juneau: 1983-92
Anchorage: 1992-present

EDUCATION:
College/University: University of Santa Clara; Santa Clara, CA; 1971-75; B.S. Psychology
Post Graduate: George Mason University School of Law; Arlington, VA; 1977-78. Gonzaga School of Law; Spokane, WA; 1978-81; J.D.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney, Juneau, 1984-87, 1988-1990; Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Legislative Liaison for Departments of Law and Public Safety, Juneau, 1987-88; Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Special Litigation Section, 1990-92 in Juneau, 1992-94 in Anchorage; District Court Judge, 1994-present

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Chair, 1994-present, Member since 1987; past Member, Alaska Bar Third Judicial District Attorney Discipline Hearing Committee; past Member, Courts Gender Equality Subcommittee of Joint State-Federal Court Gender Equality Task Force

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Anchorage and Alaska Bar Associations; National Association of Women Judges; Board of Directors, Anchorage Youth Court


POSITION STATEMENT:

It has been an honor to serve the people of the State of Alaska for the last two years. I am committed to performing my duties as a District Court Judge to the best of my abilities, and I am constantly working toward making our present legal system a better one. To that end I serve as chair for the Alaska Supreme Court Standing Committee on Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions.

I strive to be fair and impartial in my decisions and to treat all who appear before me with courtesy and respect. This commitment applies not only to attorneys but to all of the people of Alaska who come into the courthouse.

As a judge, I recognize that I have a tremendous responsibility and role in ensuring that there is a fair and prompt resolution to legal disputes. I have emphasized the settlement of cases before trial to save time and money for the parties and the judicial system.

I hope to continue to serve the people of Alaska to the best of my ability.

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