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Alaskans face a wide variety of legal issues on a daily basis. Navigating the court system to deal with these issues can seem difficult at first.
In Alaska, district court judges are responsible for overseeing most basic civil and criminal cases. In areas where a full-time judge isn't needed, magistrate judges oversee basic legal issues. However, district courts have limited jurisdiction.
The superior courts in Alaska have much wider jurisdiction and can handle almost all civil and criminal cases. Superior court judges hear both appellate and original jurisdiction cases.
The Alaska Court of Appeals is the next highest level to appeal cases to. The Alaska Supreme Court has ultimate jurisdiction over appeals.
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