Department Biographies

Robert Palmer, III

Municipal Attorney

Municipal Attorney Robert H. Palmer, III joined the CBJ Law Department in January 2014.

Jane Mores

Deputy Municipal Attorney

Deputy Municipal Attorney Jane S. Mores is a 1990 graduate of Ohio State University College of Law, with a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Auburn University. She practiced law with a firm in Anchorage for five years and had a law office in Haines for 11 years, before joining the CBJ Law Department's Civil Section in 2007. In 2016 Jane was appointed Chief Legal Officer at Bartlett Regional Hospital. She is a member of the Juneau Bar Association and the Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association.

Teresa Bowen

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Civil)

Assistant Municipal Attorney Teresa Bowen joined the CBJ Law Department in October 2017. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2006, Teresa clerked in Kenai for the Honorable Judge Harold Brown and Kodiak for the Honorable Judge Joel Bolger before moving to Utqiagvik (then Barrow) in 2008 to work as a prosecutor for the Department of Law. Teresa joined the North Slope Borough as an Assistant Borough Attorney in 2011 and was appointed the acting Borough Attorney in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed the Deputy Director of the North Slope Borough’s Capital Improvements Program.

Trinidad Contreras

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Prosecutor)

Assistant Municipal Attorney Trinidad R. Contreras joined the CBJ Law Department Civil Section in February 2016. Prior to joining the CBJ Law Department, Trinidad was a law clerk for the Honorable Michael MacDonald in Fairbanks for over two years. Trinidad has a LL.M. from UCLA, attended the University of Arizona for law school and graduate school, and has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Trinidad is a member of the Juneau Bar Association and the National Native American Bar Association.

Emily Wright

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Prosecutor)

Municipal prosecutor Emily Wright joined the CBJ Law Department in August 2017. After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School in 2008, Emily clerked for the Denver Trial Courts and then worked as a prosecutor for the Boulder District Attorney’s Office. Upon relocating to Juneau in 2011, Emily worked for the State of Alaska Department of Law handling CINA cases as well as the Department of Administration, in the area of labor law. Emily has an undergraduate degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as a Masters in Teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Deb Senn

Law Office Manager

Office Manager Deb Senn joined the CBJ Law Department in 2001. She is the administrative assistant to the municipal attorney, supervises support staff, maintains the CBJ Code, administers the departmental budget, computer systems, and website. Deb graduated from MTI Western Business College, in Sacramento, California, where she studied law office administration. Before joining the CBJ Law Department she worked as law office manager for the North Slope Borough in Barrow, Alaska, and as office manager for a private practice law office in Homer, Alaska.

Audrey Dean

Litigation and Support Assistant (Criminal)

Litigation and Support Assistant Audrey Dean joined the CBJ Law Department in January 2014. Audrey is responsible for supporting the municipal prosecutors with case management, filing court actions, and trial preparation. Audrey is a 1996 graduate of University of Alaska Southeast - with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. She began her career in the legal field as a paralegal assistant in 1992 for a private law firm in Juneau, Alaska. Before joining the CBJ Law Department she worked 13+ years as a paralegal for a private law firm in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jesse Peterson

Litigation and Support Assistant (Civil)

Litigation and Support Assistant Jesse Peterson joined the CBJ Law Department Civil Section in December 2015. He provides support to the civil attorneys and the office manager, assists with contracts, legal document and legislation preparation. Jesse began working in the legal field in 2013 as Deputy Clerk II with the Alaska Court System in Juneau.

Junnie Chup

Litigation and Support Assistant (Civil)

Litigation and Support Assistant Junnie Chup joined the CBJ Law Department Civil Section in September 2016. She provides support to the civil attorneys and the office manager, and assists with contracts, legal documents, and legislation preparation. Prior to working for CBJ, Junnie worked at both a private law firm and the State of Alaska Attorney General's Office in Juneau, Alaska.