Friday, June 23, 2006

Chief Justice Alexander Honored

Chief Justice Gerry L. Alexander will receive the 2006 American Inns of Court Ninth Circuit Professionalism Award at the Ninth Circuit's Judicial Conference next month. Ninth Circuit, Inns of Court to Honor Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice (press release, June 21, 2006).

Chief Justice Alexander, a UW law graduate ('64), is the longest-serving chief justice in our Supreme Court's history. He began his career in private practice in Olympia, then served as a superior court judge in Thurston and Mason counties (1973-84). He was on the Court of Appeals (Div. 2) 1985-94, and has been on the Washington Supreme Court since 1994.

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