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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 22. Judiciary
- Chapter 15. District Courts and Magistrates
- Section 160. Qualifications of District Judges and Magistrates.
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AS 22.15.160. Qualifications of District Judges and Magistrates.
- (a) A district judge shall be a citizen of the United States and of the state, at least 21 years of age, a resident of the
state for at least five years immediately preceding appointment, and (1) have been engaged in the active practice of
law for not less than three years immediately preceding appointment and at the time of appointment licensed to practice
law in the State of Alaska; or (2) have served for at least seven years as a magistrate in the state. The supreme
court may prescribe additional qualifications.
- (b) A magistrate shall be a citizen of the United States and of the state, at least 21 years of age, and a resident of the
state for at least six months immediately preceding appointment. The supreme court may prescribe additional
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