RETAIN | 6 - 0
Dillingham Superior Court | Third Judicial District
Judge Reigh was appointed to the Dillingham Superior Court in February of 2017. This is her first retention evaluation. Judge Reigh handles both civil and criminal cases.
After conducting its performance review, the Judicial Council determined that Judge Reigh 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 Reigh met or exceeded educational requirements set by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Because Judge Reigh 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 Reigh include:
- Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys and law enforcement officers who appeared before Judge Reigh gave her good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Reigh.
- Ratings by jurors: Jurors who served in trials before Judge Reigh during 2018 and 2019 rated her 4.7 overall on a five-point scale. One juror commented, “She did very well, I thought she was fair to [the] jury and the court.”
- Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Reigh’s professional activities showed significant contributions to her community and to the administration of justice. Judge Reigh served on the court system’s Child in Need of Aid Court Rules Committee, and the Magistrate Judge Conference Planning Committee. She served as a Training Judge for magistrates. She worked with local and regional tribal governments on tribal justice issues, and served on a task force to help people re-entering the community after incarceration. She is the superior court judge assigned to handle cases in Naknek, and she helped with cases filed in Kodiak as needed.
- Other performance indicators: The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Reigh’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 Reigh was paid on schedule, and she certified that she had no untimely decisions.
- Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Reigh, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
Judge Reigh’s Statements to the Public