RETAIN | 6 - 0
Anchorage Superior Court | Third Judicial District
Judge Guidi was appointed to the Superior Court in July of 2010. This is his second retention evaluation. Judge Guidi handles a mostly civil caseload with a small number of criminal cases.
After conducting its performance review, the Judicial Council determined that Judge Guidi 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 Guidi met or exceeded educational requirements set by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Because Judge Guidi 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 Guidi include:
- Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys and social services professionals who appeared before Judge Guidi gave him very good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Guidi.
- Ratings by jurors: Jurors who served in trials before Judge Guidi during 2018 and 2019 rated him 5.0 overall on a five-point scale. One juror commented, “Judge Guidi was impressive and compassionate to all parties.”
- Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Guidi’s professional activities showed positive contributions to his community and to the administration of justice. Judge Guidi served on the Anchorage Child in Need of Aid Therapeutic Court, a court for families involved in the child welfare system as a result of substance abuse. He served on the court system’s Child in Need of Aid Court Improvement Committee (a group that works to improve the court system’s handling of cases involving the child welfare system), and the court system’s Civil Rules Committee. He has spoken to Scout meetings upon invitation.
- Other performance indicators: The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Guidi’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 Guidi was paid on schedule, and he certified that he had no untimely decisions.
- Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Guidi, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
Judge Guidi’s Statements to the Public