RETAIN | 6 - 0
Alaska Court of Appeals | Statewide
Judge Tracey Wollenberg was appointed to the Alaska Court of Appeals in February of 2017. This is her first retention election.
After conducting its performance review, the Judicial Council determined that Judge Wollenberg 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 Wollenberg met or exceeded educational requirements set by the Alaska Supreme Court.
Because Judge Wollenberg 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 justice standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Wollenberg include:
- Ratings by justice system professionals: Judge Wollenberg received very good ratings from attorneys who appeared before her, and from court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Wollenberg.
- Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Wollenberg’s professional activities showed significant contributions to the community and to the administration of justice. Judge Wollenberg led a court system committee to revise policies prohibiting discrimination and discriminatory harassment, and served on a committee working to improve the rules of the appellate courts. She assisted with training for law clerks and judges, and she made educational presentations to students and members of the public. She has been actively involved in identifying and implementing solutions for the problem of appellate delay, and has taken steps to make the court of appeals’ orders more readily available to the public and lawyers.
- Other records: The Council reviews a variety of other records. The Council’s review of Judge Wollenberg’s other records, including financial disclosure and conflict of interest statements, and background checks, 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 Wollenberg was paid on schedule, and she certified that she had no untimely decisions.
- Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Wollenberg, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
Judge Wollenberg’s Statements to the Public