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Current Biographical Statements Submitted by Applicants

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Applicants for Fairbanks District Court:

Maria Pia L. Bahr: Ms. Bahr has been an Alaska resident for 5 years, and has practiced law for 29½ years. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990, and is currently the Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Opinions, Appeals & Ethics section.


Andrew Patrick Baldock: Mr. Baldock has been an Alaska resident for 13 years, and has practiced law for 18 years. He graduated from the George Washington University School of Law in 2002, and is currently an assistant district attorney in Fairbanks.


JB Brainerd: Magistrate Judge Brainerd has been an Alaska resident for 28½ years, and has practiced law for 19½ years. He graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999, and is currently a magistrate judge in Fairbanks.


Trisha Haines: Ms. Haines has been an Alaska resident for 9½ years, and has practiced law for 8½ years. She graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2010, and is currently a staff attorney for the court of appeals in Anchorage, and resides in Fairbanks.


Steven Hansen: Mr. Hansen has been an Alaska resident for 11 years, and has practiced law for 11 years. He graduated from the George Washington University, School of Law, in 2009, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


Jennifer Page Hite: Ms. Hite has been an Alaska resident for 19 years, and has practiced law for 24 years. She graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, and is currently an assistant public advocate in Fairbanks.


Mike Kenna: Mr. Kenna has been an Alaska resident for 5½ years, and has practiced law for 16 years. He graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2004, and is currently an assistant attorney general in Fairbanks.


Scott Oravec: Magistrate Judge Oravec has been an Alaska resident for 21½ years, and has practiced law for 18 years. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996, and is currently a U.S. magistrate judge in Fairbanks.


Kirk Schwalm: Mr. Schwalm has been an Alaska resident for 44 years, and has practiced law for 10 years. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2010, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


John Foster Wallace: Mr. Wallace has been an Alaska resident for 39 years, and has practiced law for 25 years. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1991, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


Applicants for Fairbanks Superior Court:

JB Brainerd: Magistrate Judge Brainerd has been an Alaska resident for 28½ years, and has practiced law for 19½ years. He graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999, and is currently a magistrate judge in Fairbanks.


Heather M. Brown: Ms. Brown has been an Alaska resident for 30 years, and has practiced law for 6½ years. She graduated from Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2013, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


Trisha Haines: Ms. Haines has been an Alaska resident for 9½ years, and has practiced law for 8½ years. She graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2010, and is currently a staff attorney for the court of appeals in Anchorage, and resides in Fairbanks.


Steven Hansen: Mr. Hansen has been an Alaska resident for 11 years, and has practiced law for 11 years. He graduated from the George Washington University, School of Law, in 2009, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


Jennifer Page Hite: Ms. Hite has been an Alaska resident for 19 years, and has practiced law for 24 years. She graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, and is currently an assistant public advocate in Fairbanks.


Mike Kenna: Mr. Kenna has been an Alaska resident for 5½ years, and has practiced law for 16 years. He graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2004, and is currently an assistant attorney general in Fairbanks.


Scott Oravec: Magistrate Judge Oravec has been an Alaska resident for 21½ years, and has practiced law for 18 years. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996, and is currently a U.S. magistrate judge in Fairbanks.


Kirk Schwalm: Mr. Schwalm has been an Alaska resident for 44 years, and has practiced law for 10 years. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2010, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


John Foster Wallace: Mr. Wallace has been an Alaska resident for 39 years, and has practiced law for 25 years. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1991, and is currently in private practice in Fairbanks.


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