|District:||16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County)|
Judge James Kanatzar was appointed circuit judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit in April 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Attorneys who responded to survey questions rated Judge Kanatzar on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing a response of “not at all” and 5 representing “completely.” Judge Kanatzar received his highest scores for: maintains and requires proper order and decorum in the courtroom (4.21); and treats people equally regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, economic status, or any other factor (4.17). Judge Kanatzar’s lower scores were for: is competent in the law (3.72); and rulings on dispositive motions state reasons and consistently apply the substantive law (3.72). Judge Kanatzar’s lower scores are above the average for retention.
The 16th Circuit Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee recommends that Judge James Kanatzar BE RETAINED.
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