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Judge Linda A. AKERS
Judge Linda A.  AKERS Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 6/2008 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 8/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2003 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2001 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 5/1998 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 11/1996 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
1996 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1994 - 1996:  Private Practice, Anderson, Kill & Olick, Phoenix 
1990 - 1994:  United States Attorney, District of Arizona 
1986 - 1990:  Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal Division, United States Attorney, District of Arizona 
1981 - 1986:  Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Appeals, Organized Crime and Racketeering Divisions, Arizona Attorney General's Office 
1979 - 1980:  Assistant Attorney General, Nebraska Attorney General's Office 
1976 - 1979:  Tax Specialist, Nebraska Department of Revenue  
1975 - 1976:  Assistant City Attorney, City of San Antonio Attorney's Office, San Antonio, TX 
Education:
  • J.D., 1975, Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor's degree, 1971, Texas Tech University
Committees/Associations:
  • U.S. District Court Gender Equality Task Force
  • 1994–1996 – Chairperson, Arizona Juvenile Justice State Advisory Committee
  • Former member, National Board of Directors of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice
  • 1996--1997, President, Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • Speaker, Maricopa County Bar Association Leaders in Litigation series
  • Speaker, Arizona State University Criminal Justice Program
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