Justice Alaska: Older Alaskans and their issues in court

Alaska has the fastest growing older population, per capita, in the country. And the United States has a fast-growing older population as well. Like every segment of humanity, older persons have issues that intersect with the courts.

On the next Hometown Alaska, two Alaska judges with broad experience in working through elder law issues will discuss the most important areas of concern, including decision-making by others on the senior’s behalf, including powers of attorney, conservatorship and guardianship. Other areas may include guarding against financial exploitation of the elderly.

This program is pre-recorded due to scheduling constraints. This will preclude the host taking phone calls or emails during the program. The program will air again at 8 pm in the evening.



  • Niesje J. Steinkruger, Superior Court Judge, Fairbanks
  • Senior Superior Court Judge Niejse Steinkruger,
  • Elizabeth Russo, Supervising Attorney, Office of Public Advocacy
  • Gail Schiemann, Education Director for the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
  • Rebecca Marinelli, Care Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska


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