Chapter Leadership

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Alaska ALA Board

President

Janet Tipton, Holland & Hart LLP

Janet Tipton
Office Administrator/Paralegal
Holland & Hart LLP
1029 W. Third Avenue, Suite 550
Anchorage AK 99501
Direct (907) 865-2603
Mobile (907) 350-9805
JLTipton@hollandhart.com

President-Elect

Jodi Walton, Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.

Jodi Walton, CLM
Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.
420 L Street, Suite 500
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-1700
Fax: 907-272-2082
jlw@acglaw.com

Vice-President

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Karen Schmidlkofer
Alaska Bar Association
550 W. 7th, Suite 1900
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 272-7469
schmidk@alaskabar.org

Secretary

Mary H. Hilcoske, Manley & Brautigam, P.C.

Mary H. Hilcoske
Manley & Brautigam, P.C.
845 K Street
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 334-5600
maryh@mb.law.pro

Treasurer

Jodi Walton, Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.

Jodi Walton, CLM
Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.
420 L Street, Suite 500
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-1700
Fax: 907-272-2082
jlw@acglaw.com

Director-at-Large

Laura Newman, Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.

Laura Newman
Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.
714 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Fairbanks AK 99701
Office: (907) 452-1855
csg@alaskalaw.com

Director-at-Large

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Kim Parran
Perkins Coie LLP
1029 W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 300
Anchorage AK 99501-1981
Office: (907) 279-8561
parran@perkinscoie.com

Past President

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

Education Committee

This Committee develops and delivers timely, high quality, and competency-based education to our members.

Chair

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

 

Dawn Gray, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Dawn Gray
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
701 West 8th Ave., Suite 1200
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-5152
Fax: (907) 276-8433
dawng@lbblawyers.com

 


Business Partnership Committee

This Committee develops and maintains relationships with the Chapter’s local, regional and national business partners.

Co-Chair

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Karen Schmidlkofer
Alaska Bar Association
550 W. 7th, Suite 1900
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 272-7469
schmidk@alaskabar.org

Co-Chair

Debra W. Hinds, Delaney Wiles, Inc.

Debra W. Hinds
Richmond & Quinn, APC
360 K Street
Suite 200
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-276-5727
Fax: 907-276-2953
dhinds@richmondquinn.com

 

Dawn Gray, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Dawn Gray
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
701 West 8th Ave., Suite 1200
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-5152
Fax: (907) 276-8433
dawng@lbblawyers.com

 

Gillian Havrilla, Russell Wagg Gabbert & Budzinski, PC

Gillian Havrilla
Russell Wagg Gabbert & Budzinski, PC
510 L Street, Suite 300
Anchorage AK 99501
Tel. 907-258-1747
ghavrilla@rtwcg.com

 

Yvonne Robinson, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Stoel Rives LLP

Yvonne Robinson, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

 

Bar Liaison Committee

This Committee serves as our Chapter’s liaison with the Alaska Bar Association and local bar associations to build lasting relationships with these organizations through joint programs and event Partnership.

Chair

Patti Simmons, Perkins Coie LLP

Patti Simmons
Perkins Coie LLP
1029 W. 3rd Ave., Suite 300
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 279-8561
PSimmons@perkinscoie.com

Community Activism

This Committee develops community projects in which our members participate. Our Community Challenge weekend is held in October of each year.

Chair

Diane Pennington, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

Diane Pennington
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
701 W. 8th Ave., Suite 800
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 257-5322
dianepennington@DWT.com

Membership Committee

This Committee serves as our Chapter’s liaison with potential members by providing them with information about our Chapter and ALA.

Chair

Mary H. Hilcoske, Manley & Brautigam, P.C.

Mary H. Hilcoske
Manley & Brautigam, P.C.
845 K Street
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 334-5600
maryh@mb.law.pro

 

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

 

Deborah Swinney, Guess & Rudd, PC

Deborah Swinney
Guess & Rudd, PC
510 L Steet, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 793-2200
dswinney@guessrudd.com

 

Tanya Wood, SPHR Jermain Dunnagan & Owens, PC

Tanya Wood, SPHR
Jermain Dunnagan & Owens, PC
3000 A St., Suite 300
Anchorage AK 99503
Office: (907) 563-8844
Fax: (907) 563-7322
twood@jdolaw.com

Newsletter/Advertising Committee

This Committee produces our Chapter’s quarterly newsletter.

Chair

Jodi Walton, Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.

Jodi Walton, CLM
Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.
420 L Street, Suite 500
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-1700
Fax: 907-272-2082
jlw@acglaw.com

 

Nominating Committee

This Committee recruits a slate of candidates each spring for our annual election of officers.

Chair

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

 

Debra W. Hinds, Delaney Wiles, Inc.

Debra W. Hinds
Richmond & Quinn, APC
360 K Street
Suite 200
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-276-5727
Fax: 907-276-2953
dhinds@richmondquinn.com

 

Laura Newman, Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.

Laura Newman
Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.
714 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Fairbanks AK 99701
Office: (907) 452-1855
csg@alaskalaw.com

Salary Survey Committee

This Committee conducts an annual survey of associate and staff salary and benefits in the Alaska legal community. The results are compiled by an independent consultant and made available to legal managers and employers.

Chair

Jodi Walton, Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.

Jodi Walton, CLM
Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Inc.
420 L Street, Suite 500
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-1700
Fax: 907-272-2082
jlw@acglaw.com

 

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

 

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Website Committee

Our website was created, and the content is monitored, by this Committee.

Chair

Laura Newman, Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.

Laura Newman
Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.
714 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Fairbanks AK 99701
Office: (907) 452-1855
csg@alaskalaw.com

 

Deborah J Newsome, Patton Boggs LLP

Deborah J. Newsome
Holland & Knight
601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: 907-263-6393
Fax: 907-263-6345
debbie.newsome@hklaw.com

 

Dawn Gray, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Dawn Gray
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
701 West 8th Ave., Suite 1200
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 276-5152
Fax: (907) 276-8433
dawng@lbblawyers.com

 

Yvonne Robinson, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Stoel Rives LLP

Yvonne Robinson, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

 

Patti Simmons, Perkins Coie LLP

Patti Simmons
Perkins Coie LLP
1029 W. 3rd Ave., Suite 300
Anchorage AK 99501
Office: (907) 279-8561
PSimmons@perkinscoie.com