Juneau, AK (KINY) - New Superior State Judges have been Appointed for Alaska by the Governor.
Walker announced via a press release that three new superior court judges have been chosen to serve in Fairbanks, Juneau, and Kenai.
Thomas Temple will be joining the Fairbanks Superior Court. Lance Joanis will be on the the Kenai Superior Court. For Juneau, City Attorney Amy Mead will be headed to the Juneau Superior Court.
We made a quick call to Mead to catch her thoughts about the new role. Clearly she was excited. We asked what this means for her future in law.
"I have no idea what it means for my future other than it's a great honor and a huge responsibility and I take that very seriously."
We then asked how the City Attorney position would be filled.
"It will go through a process and that's up to the Assembly. I am one of two employees of the Assembly, the City Attorney is one and the City Manager is the other. How they choose to fill this position will be solely within their discretion."
Mead was unsure when she will officially move to the Superior Court, but that information will come in time.
Mead had began her law career in Ketchikan, later moving to Juneau to work in private practice and with the Alaska's Attorney General on Medicaid issues. She has been the City Attorney of Juneau since 2013.