Just days after the appointment of Joel Bolger to the state’s highest court, applications are now being taken to fill his soon-to-be-vacant seat.
The Alaska Judicial Council is accepting applications until February 27th for the Alaska Court of Appeals. That’s the three-judge criminal appellate court that Bolger served on until he was named on Friday to the Alaska Supreme Court by Governor Parnell.
Candidates must be an Alaska resident for the last five years and must have practiced law for the last eight years.
Applicants will be interviewed and their background will be investigated. References will be checked, and other attorneys and judges will be surveyed about the candidate’s suitability for the job.
After the Alaska Judicial Council comes up with at least two nominees, the Governor will have 45-days to make an appointment.
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