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Superior Court Judge
Niesje J. Steinkruger, Fourth Judicial District



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DATE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lincoln, Nebraska
MAILING ADDRESS:
604 Barnette Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
OCCUPATION: Superior Court Judge
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
22 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska: B.S. Secondary Education, J.D. Degree

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Private Practice Attorney: 1987-88, 1976-79. Assistant Public Defender, 1984-87. Assistant Attorney General, 1979-84.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Bar Association, Tanana Valley Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association Board of Governors, Supreme Court Family Law Committee, Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, Supreme Court Mediation Committee, Three Judge Panel Alternate Member

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, bike riding, walking, reading

OTHER:
I have made myself available to community groups and organizations by participating in panel discussions relating to how our courts operate, and by giving lectures at educational institutions.


STATEMENT:

I strive to perform my duties as a Superior Court Judge in a fair and impartial manner. I am committed to hearing cases in a timely manner while also encouraging settlement and early resolution, when appropriate, to save time and money for the citizens involved and our communities.

In all cases, I gather facts by reading and listening carefully, asking questions and considering the arguments and reasoning presented to me. I recognize that the cases entrusted to me are very important to the people involved and to our communities.

I try hard to manage my responsibilities so that each matter is given careful research and fair consideration. I will continue to work hard to serve the people of Alaska in a fair and honest manner.


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