Three Superior Court judges have been reappointed to preside over their districts, Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court announced this week.
Reappointed were Larry R. Weeks for the First Judicial District, in Southeast; Michael I. Jeffery for the Second Judicial District, in Western Alaska; and Elaine Andrews for the Third Judicial District, in Southcentral.
Weeks received his law degree from the University of Illinois. He has served as an assistant attorney general in Anchorage and as the district attorney in both Juneau and Anchorage. He was appointed to Superior Court in 1990. Judge Weeks has served as the presiding judge for the First Judicial District, which includes Juneau, since 1992.
Jeffery received his law degree from Yale Law School. He was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Barrow in 1982. He was the supervising attorney for the Barrow office of Alaska Legal Services Corp. from 1977 to 1982. He has served on the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Alcohol and Drug Abuse during his tenure as a judge. He has served as presiding judge of the Second District since 1994.
Andrews received her law degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. She was appointed to the District Court bench in 1981 and to the Superior Court bench in 1991. She has served on both the Civil and Criminal Rules Committees, the Supreme Court Committee on Mediation and as a judge member on the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. This will be her sixth term as presiding judge of the Third Judicial District.