ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Monday named Anchorage attorney Mark Rindner to succeed Judge Karen Hunt, who retired.
Rindner chairs the Alaska Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee and is the recipient of the Alaska Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award for 2000.
Rindner, 51, received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978. He clerked for federal Judge James Fitzgerald and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for three years before entering private practice as a corporate and defense attorney.
A survey of members of the Alaska Bar rated Rinder as ''excellent'' in competence, integrity, and suitability of experience. His name was forwarded to the governor by a unanimous vote of the Alaska Judicial Council.
Rindner will be paid approximately $104,000 a year.
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