Governor appoints two new Anchorage judges

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles appointed new judges Tuesday to fill vacancies in Anchorage.

Attorney Sharon Gleason, 43, will fill a Superior Court vacancy created when Judge Milton Souter retired. She will earn approximately $104,000 annually.

Knowles cited her legal experience and focus on family law for the appointment. Gleason spent 11 years with the Anchorage law firm of Rice, Volland and Taylor before opening up a private practice in 1995 specializing in family law and domestic relations.

Knowles appointed Magistrate Nancy Nolan, 43, to a District Court vacancy.

Nolan, 43, has worked for the public defender and the Department of Law, where she specialized in oil spill litigation. She also has experience in private practice. She has been a magistrate since 1999.

She replaces Judge Stephanie Joannides, who was appointed to the Superior Court last year.

As a District Court judge, Nolan will earn approximately $88,000 annually.

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