RETAIN | 6 - 0
Anchorage Superior Court | Third Judicial District
Judge Lamoureux was appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court in May of 2017. This is her first retention evaluation. Judge Lamoureux handles a primarily civil caseload, and a small number of criminal cases.
After conducting its performance review, the Judicial Council determined that Judge Lamoureux 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 Lamoureux met or exceeded educational requirements set by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Because Judge Lamoureux 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 Lamoureux include:
- Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys and social services professionals who appeared before Judge Lamoureux gave her very good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Lamoureux.
- Ratings by jurors: Jurors who served in trials before Judge Lamoureux during 2018 and 2019 rated her 5.0 overall on a five-point scale. One juror commented, “I was very impressed with Judge Lamoureux. She was professional, communicative, kind and always expressed her thanks to us as jurors.”
- Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Lamoureux’s professional activities showed significant contributions to her community and to the administration of justice. Judge Lamoureux served on the court system’s Child in Need of Aid Court Improvement Committee (to improve the court system’s handling of child welfare cases), and on a committee that reviews the rules and procedures governing juvenile delinquency and child welfare cases. She also serves as a judge in the court system’s Early Resolution Program (an initiative designed to create more timely resolutions for divorce cases). She volunteered at mock trials and participated in community and school events.
- Other performance indicators: The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Lamoureux’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 Lamoureux was paid on schedule, and she certified that she had no untimely decisions.
- Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Lamoureux, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
Judge Lamoureux’s Statements to the Public