Judge Marjorie K. Allard will serve a two-year term as Chief Judge of the Alaska Court of Appeals, starting Jan. 1, 2019. Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger made the announcement in a news release Thursday.

Judge Allard has served on the Court of Appeals since January 2013. Prior to that, she earned both a bachelor's degree and a law degree from Yale, taught at Stanford and Santa Clara's law schools and served as an assistant public defender at the Alaska Public Defender Agency and an assistant public advocate for the Office of Public Advocacy.

She is replacing Chief Judge Mannheimer who retires in January.

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