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|DATE OF BIRTH:||June 1, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|CHILDREN:||Kaleb (16), Ephraim (12)|
|RESIDENCE ADDRESS:||Juneau, Alaska|
PO Box 114100
Juneau, Alaska 99811
|OCCUPATION:||District Court Judge|
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 28 years
Juneau: 1974-present, 1973-74
Ketchikan: summer 1974
Anchorage, Hope, Kodiak: 1970-73
High School: De La Salle, Minneapolis, MN, 1961-65. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1965-69, B.S. Willamette University, Salem, OR, 1973-75, J.D.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Assistant Attorney General: 1982-89, 1976-79. Counsel, House Judiciary Committee, 1981. Analyst, House Research Agency, 1980. Summer Intern, Ketchikan District Attorney's Office, 1974.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Alaska and Juneau Bar Associations, 1976-present. Faculty Moderator, National Judicial College, 1997. Jury Subcommittee to Fairness and Access Committee, 1996-97. Conference of Alaska Judges, 1990-94: President, Board Member. Alaska Bar Association Ethics Committee, 1991-94. Code Revision Commission, 1986-90.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
ALSC Pro Bono Program, 1985-89. United Way of Southeast, 1982-89. Big Brothers and Big Sisters, 1981-85: President, Board Member.
Family, sports, coaching, fishing, outdoor activities generally
Five courses at the National Judicial College (8 weeks total). Summer school at University of Washington Law School (1974). Graduate courses at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (1972).
It has been a great honor to serve the people of Juneau and
northern Southeast Alaska as their District Court Judge for
the past nine years. It is a huge responsibility, but one
that I consider a privilege to undertake. When I was sworn
in on August 1, 1989, I promised to do the very best that I
could as a judge. I have done that, and I now renew that
commitment. I will continue to do all that I can to be fair
and courteous to everyone that comes before me.
I have tried to improve the fairness and efficiency of our judicial process. I have worked to facilitate communication and cooperation among the various people and agencies involved, especially with criminal cases and young people. For example, in 1995, we started an "After School Court" to deal with teenage drinkers and smokers in a serious and rehabilitation-oriented manner.
We have certainly seen significant progress and improvements; but there is always room for more. I hope to continue working to improve our legal system and our communities, while also preserving the rights and dignity of individual litigants in each case.
ALASKA JUDICIAL COUNCIL