RETAIN | 6 - 0
Anchorage Superior Court | Third Judicial District
Judge Crosby was appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court in November of 2015. This is her first retention evaluation. Judge Crosby is assigned a civil caseload.
After conducting its performance review, the Judicial Council determined that Judge Crosby met or exceeded performance standards on all criteria, including legal ability, integrity, impartiality/fairness, temperament, diligence, and administrative skills.
The Council also determined that Judge Crosby met or exceeded educational requirements set by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Because Judge Crosby met or exceeded all performance and professional development standards, the Alaska Judicial Council recommends a “yes” vote on retention in office.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Crosby include:
- Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys and social services professionals who appeared before Judge Crosby gave her very good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Crosby.
- Ratings by jurors: The Judicial Council surveyed jurors who served in trials before Judge Crosby during 2018 and 2019. The jurors rated Judge Crosby 5.0 overall on a five-point scale. One juror commented, “Excellent courtroom management. Clear and concise on instructions, and easy to follow instructions.”
- Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Crosby’s professional activities showed significant contributions to her community and to the administration of justice. Judge Crosby served as the Chair of the court system’s Civil Rules Committee, and she was a member of the Judicial Conduct Rules and Trauma-Informed Courts committees. She regularly volunteered at the Pioneer Home and organized a “morning of music” at the Anchorage courthouse with a nationally recognized cellist performing.
- Other performance indicators: The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Crosby’s financial and conflict of interest statements, disqualifications from cases, and appellate reversal rates, raised no performance concerns.
- Timeliness: Alaska law requires judges’ pay be withheld if a decision is pending longer than six months. The Council verified that Judge Crosby was paid on schedule, and she certified that she had no untimely decisions.
- Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Crosby, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
Judge Crosby’s Statements to the Public