Two candidates nominated for Bethel District Court

by Melvin Pavilla on October 17, 2013

Two candidates have been nominated by the Alaska Judicial Council for the Bethel District Court.

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The Alaska Judicial Council met on October 11, to interview eight applicants for a position on the Bethel District Court.

Following its meeting in Bethel, the Alaska Judicial Council announced that Nathanial Peters and Kirsten Swanson were nominated as the most qualified applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Dennis Cummings. The Governor now has 45 days to make an appointment from the nominees.

Nathaniel Peters has been an Alaska resident for 9 years, and has practiced law for 8 and a half years. He graduated from the Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in 2002 and is currently an assistant public defender in Palmer.

Kirsten Swanson has been an Alaska resident for 15 years and has practiced law for 18 years. She graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in 1995 and is currently in private practice in Juneau.

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

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