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District Court Judge
Stephanie Rhoades, Third Judicial District



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DATE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newton, Massachusetts
RESIDENCE ADDRESS: Anchorage, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
825 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
OCCUPATION: District Court Judge

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
12 years
Anchorage: 1986-present

EDUCATION:
Needham High School, Needham, MA, Diploma. University of Massachusetts, College of Public and Community Service, Boston, MA, 1983, B.A. Legal Services. Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA, 1986, J.D.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
District Court Judge, 1992-present. Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney's Office, Anchorage, 1988-92. Law Clerk, Alaska Supreme Court, 1986-87.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Member, Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 1994-present. Criminal Justice Assessment Commission: Member; Chair, Subcommittee on Decriminalization of the Mentally Ill, 1997-present.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association


STATEMENT:

It has been my honor since August of 1992 to serve the people of the State of Alaska as a district court judge.

The vast majority of you who have contact with any court in the state have contact with the district court.

Many people appear in the district court without attorneys. I am committed to providing individuals who seek to have legal issues resolved in the court with the same kind of access to the justice system that individuals with lawyers have.

Many of you have or will serve as jurors. I am committed to treating jurors with courtesy and appreciation for their service.

I strive to treat all people who come to the court - individuals, attorneys, jurors and others - with respect and fairness and to assist them in understanding and using their court system.

If retained, I will continue to uphold my oath of office by providing the public with an accessible, fair and impartial forum for dispute resolution.


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