Hon. Kari Kristiansen See Rating Details
Palmer County
Third Judicial District
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* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Kari Kristiansen



Comment #: AK42
Kari Kristiansen, lacks knowledge around Family Law, CINA Rules and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Kari Kristiansen has denied IWCA in several ICWA cases. I am State Certified ICWA Representative and she continues to allow several parties who are not biologically related to the families to be involved in the decision making around Alaska Native and Native American children involved. She also lacks the ability to understand the dynamics of Alaska Native's and Native American's. While Kari Kristiansen lacks the knowledge around Alaska's CINA Rules, she has proven it by ruling on CINA Rules which DO NOT exist. Her decision making should be reviewed by a well seasoned Judge who is familiar with all the CINA Rules and Family Law. It is frightening how her court room is ran. Her Clerk as well as her is unpredictable and so is her relationship with several unethical OCS Staff members. Judge Kari Kristiansen has also made several pre-judgments in cases where she has not heard both arguments to the case. I find her unethical and unprofessional besides her lack of knowledge around Alaska's CINA Rules, which may be based around what she studied in Law School which was real estate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AK15
Judge Kristiansen gave sole legal and physical custody,of my only child,to the ex husband on grounds of hear say and he said/she said. He has 4 other grown children. Two are felons. One of which is a registered sex offender. This guy never stepped up to the plate, as a father, until I filed for divorce. I had less than adequate counsel and the case went down hill from start to finish. Both, daughter and mother are traumatized by these decisions. Judge Kristiansen has no experience in family law and is ruining lives of innocent children and mothers. Some of which are being taken from perfectly good parents and placed in less than desirable foster conditions. She needs to step down..... I want my daughter back.