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Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Elected to Conference of Chief Justices’ Board of Directors
August 13, 2003
By a recent vote of the highest judicial officers of each state, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry L. Alexander was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Chief Justices.
The Conference of Chief Justices works to improve the administration of justice in the states, commonwealths and territories of the United States. Alexander’s two-year term will conclude at the conclusion of the annual meeting in 2005.
Alexander was first elected to a seat on the Supreme Court in 1994. He joined the state's highest bench at that time with over two decades of trial and appellate court experience behind him, having served as a judge of the superior court for Thurston and Mason Counties from 1973 through 1984, and as a judge of the Court of Appeals, Division Two, from 1985 through 1994.
He expressed intentions to focus on several priorities through the Conference of Chief Justices: Supporting adequate funding and resources for the judiciary and promoting the vitality, independence and effectiveness of state judicial systems.
Alexander chairs numerous committees aimed at improving operations of the courts, including the state’s Board for Judicial Administration and the Bench-Bar-Press Committee of Washington. A full biography can be found online via the Washington Courts website at www.courts.wa.gov.
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