Parnell picks Allard for Appeals Court

Gov. Sean Parnell has picked Anchorage attorney Marjorie Allard to serve on the Alaska Court of Appeals.

She will replace retiring Chief Judge Robert Coats.

The Court of Appeals hears appeals of criminal and juvenile delinquent cases. Allard was hired recently as staff attorney for the court.

She’s a former assistant public defender and a former attorney for the Office of Public Advocacy. She also worked on civil cases with the law offices of Richmond & Quinn.

The governor’s office says Allard earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Yale University and a law degree from Yale Law School.