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About the Council

The Alaska Judicial Council is an independent citizens' commission created by the Alaska Constitution. The Council screens applicants for judicial vacancies and nominates the most qualified applicants for appointment by the governor, evaluates the performance of judges and recommends whether voters should retain judges for another term, and conducts research to improve the administration of justice in Alaska.


Alaska Constitution Article IV, Section 8 provides that the Judicial Council has seven members. Three must be attorneys appointed by the Alaska Bar Association. Three cannot be attorneys and are appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the legislature. These appointments are for staggered six year terms, must be spread over different areas of the state, and must be made without regard to political affiliation. The chief justice of the supreme court is the Council's seventh member and chairperson.

Location and Contact Information


510 L Street, Ste 450

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone (907) 279-2526

FAX (907) 276-5046


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Contact Us


For court related cases or to contact a Judge at the Alaska Court System please contact court customer service at: (907) 264-0514; www.courts.alaska.gov

AJC Staff:

Susanne DiPietro
Executive Director


Susie Dosik
Administrative Attorney


Teri Carns
Special Projects Coordinator


Brian Brossmer
Research Analyst III


Jessicah Mathes
Administrative/Fiscal Officer


Emily Marrs
Executive Secretary III


Zoe Lowery
Administrative Assistant II

Criminial Justice Commission Staff:

Staci Corey
Research Analyst III

Alaska Judicial Council, 510 L Street, Suite 450, Anchorage, AK 99501

State of Alaska | Contact us | FAX (907) 276-5046 | Phone (907) 279-2526


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