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Local rules of practice before the Pima County Probate Divisions are set forth in Pima County Local Rule 9. Insofar as the existing local rules are inconsistent with the newly-effective statewide Rules of Probate Procedure, the local rules are superseded by the statewide rules.

The Presiding Judge of the Probate Bench for the Superior Court of Pima County is evaluating and revising the local rules. Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2009-04, the Presiding Judge shall submit new rules no later than December 1, 2009, for consideration by the Arizona Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has adopted the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, which were effective as of January 1, 2009. The Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure may be viewed at the following link:
Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure


A copy of the local rules are available by clicking the following link:
Pima County Probate Local Rules


Kenneth Lee (Div. 3)

Presiding Judge

(520) 724-8531

Danelle Liwski (Div. 6)


(520) 724-3686

Julia Connors (Div. 64/O)


(520) 724-4512

Lori B. Jones (Div. 57/H)


(520) 724-3625

Other Probate Contacts

Superior Court Probate Clerk’s Office
110 West Congress Street
1st Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 724-3230 

Scott Petersen
Superior Court Probate Registrar
110 West Congress Street
1st Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 724-3247

Lorenzo Garza
Probate Accountant
110 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 724-3230

Peter Santini
Pima County Public Fiduciary
32 North Stone Avenue
4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 724-5454

Elder Law Legal Assistance
(520) 790-7262

Southern Arizona Legal Aid
(520) 623-9461

Lawyers Referral
(520) 623-4625

Pima County Bar Association
(520) 623-8258