A Juneau attorney is among four Alaska Judicial Council nominees for the Alaska Supreme Court.
Susan Cox is Chief Assistant Attorney General in Juneau. She’s practiced law here for nearly 30 years.
The Judicial Council met over the weekend to interview applicants for the vacancy to be created when Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti retires in January.
The Council nominated Cox, Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens, Alaska Appeals Court Judge Joel Bolger, and Andy Harrington, an Assistant Attorney General in Fairbanks. All have practiced law in the state for about three decades.
Gov. Sean Parnell now has 45 days to make the appointment.
The Alaska Judicial Council was created in the state constitution as an independent commission to evaluate judicial applicants and judges who stand for voter retention. The Council reviews each applicant’s education and experience, and investigates their background. It enlists the support of Alaska Bar members who interview, evaluate and rank judicial applicants. The Council also encourages public comments about applicants.
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