Murkowski names two Interior judges

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) Gov. Frank Murkowski has appointed two Fairbanks men to Interior judgeships.

Randy Olsen, 52, was chosen for a Superior Court judgeship. According to the governor's office, Olsen has worked as an assistant attorney general in Fairbanks since 1982, specializing for the past 15 years in tort defense for the state.

Before that, he was an assistant district attorney in Fairbanks.

Winston Burbank, 54, was picked for a District Court judgeship.

Burbank has been semiretired for the past five years. Before that, he was a partner in the Fairbanks law firm of Call, Barrett and Burbank, where the bulk of his practice was personal injury law for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Burbank also served as a temporary District Court judge while Judge Jane Kauvar was on sabbatical leave.

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