Five lawyers apply for Superior Court judge post in Ketchikan

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Five attorneys have applied to the Alaska Judicial Council for the position of Superior Court judge in this Southeast Alaska city.

The candidates:

--Scott Brandt-Erichsen, 35, a municipal attorney in Ketchikan;

--Dwayne McConnell, 50, a district attorney in Kenai;

--Sigurd Murphy, 53, a district court judge in Anchorage;

--Trevor Stephens, 40, a lawyer in private practice in Ketchikan, and

--Stephen West, 49, a district attorney at Ketchikan.

Applicants for the judgeship will be evaluated by the council's seven members -- the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, three non-attorney and three attorneys.

That will include background checks, a survey of Alaska Bar Association members and personal interviews.

The council then will select two or more nominees and forward the list to the governor who will have 45 days to make an appointment.

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