The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy appoints nominees to Homer, Kenai Court vacancies

The two were chosen from a list of applicants put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week appointed judges to the Homer Superior Court and the Kenai District Court.

Dunleavy appointed Martin C. Fallon to the Kenai District Court and Bride Seifert to the Homer Superior Court on Dec. 6.

The two were chosen from a list of applicants put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council, which nominates the most qualified applicants for each vacancy. Dunleavy had 45 days to choose from nominated applicants and make appointments.

The judicial council, a citizens commission created by the Alaska Constitution to investigate and evaluate judicial applicants, met in November to interview applicants for positions on the Palmer and Kenai District Courts and the Homer and Valdez Superior Courts.

The other nominated applicants for the Kenai District Court vacancy were Amanda Browning, Craig S. Condie and Kelly J. Lawson, the council announced in a Nov. 12 press release.

Nominated applicants for the Homer Superior Court vacancy include Craig S. Condie and Kelly J. Lawson.

Fallon is currently serving as a magistrate judge in Kenai. He’s been a resident for 11 and a half years and has practiced law for 20 years.

Seifert has lived in Alaska for almost nine years. She’s been practicing law for a decade and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota. She is currently serving as an assistant district attorney in Kotzebue.

The Alaska Judicial Council is composed of three attorneys, three non-attorneys and the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.

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