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Applicants Sought for Part-Time On-Call Contract Assignment for Initial Appearance Special Master
Tuesday 21 May 2024

     Judge Pro Tem -
 INITIAL APPEARANCE SPECIAL MASTER


COMPENSATION:     $200.00 per session. The amount of time per session varies depending on the number of cases that need to be heard. Pay is per session, not by the hours spent. (Sessions run appr…

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Public Comments Invited on Finalists for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancy
Tuesday 16 April 2024

On April 15, 2024, the court’s Commissioner Hiring Committee interviewed seven applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s vacant commissioner positions. The positions are expected to become open upon retirements of Hon. Lori B. Jones and Hon. Jack A…

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Pima County Superior Court’s Judicial Performance Review
Monday 15 April 2024

Pima County Superior Court’s Judicial Performance Review
for Court Commissioners, Hearing Officers, and Judges Pro Tempore
PUBLIC HEARING AND CALL FOR COMMENTS

Deadline for Speaker Registration and Written Comments: May 3, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
Public Hear…

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Public Comments Requested on Applicants for Commissioner Vacancies
Thursday 4 April 2024

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments on applicants for two future commissioner vacancies on its bench. The positions will become available due to the retirements of Hon. Lori Jones and Hon. Jack Assini.

The Court’s Commissioner Hi…

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Arizona Superior Court and Pima County Juvenile Court Center Recruitment Event!
Wednesday 27 March 2024

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Public Comments Invited on Finalists for Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore Vacancy
Monday 25 March 2024

On March 21, 2024, the court’s Judge Pro Tempore Hiring Committee interviewed six applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s Judge Pro Tempore position that will become open upon retirement of the Hon. Teresa Godoy.

The following attorneys have been…

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Public Comments Invited on Candidates for Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore Vacancy by March 18, 2024
Tuesday 27 February 2024

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments on applicants for Judge Pro Tempore on its bench. The position will become open upon retirement of the Hon. Teresa Godoy.

The duties of this position include presiding over all phases of a broa…

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Arizona Superior Court and Pima County Juvenile Court Center Job Fair!
Wednesday 24 January 2024

Public Comments Invited on Finalists for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancy
Tuesday 16 January 2024

On January 12, 2024, the court’s Commissioner Hiring Committee interviewed five applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s vacant commissioner positions. The positions became open upon retirements of Hon. Jane Butler and Hon. Cathleen L. Linn.

The f…

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Comments accepted through noon on January 8, 2024
Tuesday 19 December 2023

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments on applicants for two commissioner vacancies on its bench. The positions will become available upon the retirements of Hon. Cathleen Linn and Hon. Jane Butler.

Court commissioners may work in e…

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Applications accepted through February 16, 2024
Wednesday 13 December 2023

The Arizona Superior Court in Pima County is accepting applications from attorneys interested in appointment as a volunteer judge pro tempore, as well as reappointment applications from current judge pro tems.

Applications must be submitted no later …

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Contact the Court if You Owe Money for Your Juvenile Court Case
Monday 30 October 2023

Starting today, under Arizona Senate Bill 1197, you may request that the court vacate (cancel) some monetary obligations charged to you as a juvenile, or to your parent or guardian, if the charges were ordered before October 30, 2023.

Senate Bill 119…

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KINDLY APPLY BY 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023
Friday 27 October 2023

Superior Court Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael J. Butler announce that the Courts’ joint Merit Selection Committee is accepting applications for two full-time Court Commissioner positions, due to the upcom…

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Arizona Superior Court and Pima County Juvenile Court Center Job Fair!
Wednesday 13 September 2023

Arizona Superior Court in Pima County Welcomes New Hearing Officer, Michelle Cohen Metzger
Wednesday 9 August 2023

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Cohen Metzger as a Hearing Officer for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County. She will fill the vacancy in Division TO created by the recent retirem…

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Comments Invited for Hearing Officer Position
Tuesday 25 July 2023

Two local attorneys have been recommended to Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin, one of whom will be chosen to fill a newly vacated Hearing Officer position on the Pima County Superior Court bench. The position became available due to the …

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Public Comments Sought on Candidates for Hearing Officer Vacancy
Wednesday 5 July 2023

The Superior Court in Pima County invites public comments no later than noon on Tuesday, July 18, regarding applicants for a Hearing Officer vacancy. The position will become available due to Hon. Lee Ann Roads forthcoming retirement.

Hearing Officer…

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Nathan Wade and Michael Vampotic Appointed to Superior Court Bench
Wednesday 28 June 2023

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Butler are pleased to announce the appointments of Michael J. Vampotic and Nathan T. Wade as commissioners to the Superior Court. They will fill the vacancies creat…

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Superior Court Requesting Input for Two Commissioner Appointments
Wednesday 14 June 2023

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting final comments regarding applicants for two commissioner vacancies on its bench. The positions became available upon Hon. Randi Burnett’s elevation to superior court judge by Governor Katie Hobbs and th…

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Presiding Judge Announces Hearing Officer Opening
Tuesday 13 June 2023

Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin announces that a Merit Selection Committee for the Superior Court is accepting applications for the upcoming Hearing Officer vacancy due to the retirement of Hon. Lee Ann Roads. This position will assist with civil, …

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Arizona Superior Court and Pima County Juvenile Court Center Recruitment Event!
Friday 9 June 2023

Superior Court in Pima County Requesting Comments for Commissioner Applicants
Friday 19 May 2023

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments on applicants for two commissioner vacancies on its bench. The positions became available upon Hon. Randi Burnett’s elevation to superior court judge by Governor Katie Hobbs and the retirement …

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Superior Court’s Adult Probation Department Hosting Graduation Event
Monday 15 May 2023

Nine Pima County residents will celebrate their successes Wednesday night, May 17, during their graduation from Superior Court's Drug Court/Pima County Attorney's Office DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison) programs. The celebration will be he…

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Governor Appoints Hon. Randi Burnett to Superior Court Bench
Tuesday 9 May 2023

On April 25, 2023, Governor Katie Hobbs announced the appointment of Pima County Superior Court Judge Randi Burnett. Said Governor Hobbs, "I am pleased to appoint [an] accomplished attorney to Arizona’s bench. [She has] impressive professional quali…

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Applicants Sought for Commissioner Positions
Monday 24 April 2023

Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Peter W. Hochuli announce that a joint Merit Selection Committee of the Superior Court and its Juvenile Court are accepting applications for two full-time Commissioner positions. Th…

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Wednesday's background-friendly job fair sure to be a success!
Monday 17 April 2023

SECOND CHANCE HIRING EVENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
AT PIMA COUNTY ADULT PROBATION’S SOUTH OFFICE

On Wednesday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Adult Probation division of the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County will join forces with Arizona@…

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Arizona Superior Court and Pima County Juvenile Court Center Recruitment Event!
Tuesday 4 April 2023

Court Job Fair October 20, 2022 at TCC
Monday 10 October 2022

NOTICE REQUESTING COMMENTS FOR AMENDMENT TO LOCAL RULE 1.3
Friday 2 September 2022

The Superior Court in Pima County seeks public comment on proposed amendments to Pima County Local Rule 1.3. The Court has instituted a new procedure in which jury trials may be commenced any day of the work week. This procedure allows for the more e…

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Fresh Approach Allows Eligible Absconders a Second Chance at Probation Success!
Thursday 11 August 2022

On August 1, 2022, the Adult Probation Department of the Superior Court in Pima County launched Clear My Warrant - an innovative felony warrant resolution plan that will help bring probation absconders back into compliance without serving time in jai…

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Governor Ducey Appoints Danielle Kamps Constant to Superior Court
Friday 7 October 2022

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Danielle Kamps Constant to the Pima County Superior Court.

“I am delighted to appoint Danielle to the Pima County Superior Court,” said Governor Ducey. “Danielle’s broad experience in …

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Kristin Schriner Named Superior Court Commissioner
Tuesday 5 July 2022

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli are pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Schriner as a commissioner for the Superior Court in Pima County. She will fill the vacancy in Divis…

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Public Comments Invited on Finalists for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancy
Monday 6 June 2022

On June 3, 2022, the court’s Commissioner Hiring Committee interviewed four applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s vacant commissioner position. The position became available following the resignation of Hon. Kenneth Sanders, Division 51/C.

The …

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Superior Court Seeking Comments for Commissioner Spot
Wednesday 11 May 2022

The Superior Court is requesting comments on applicants for a commissioner vacancy on its bench. The position became available upon the resignation of Hon. Kenneth Sanders, Division 51/C.

Court commissioners may work in either the Superior or Juvenil…

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Drug Court and DTAP Graduates to be Honored During National Drug Court Month
Friday 6 May 2022

Thirteen Pima County residents will celebrate a new beginning following their Monday evening graduation from the Superior Court’s Drug Court or Pima County Attorney’s Office DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison) programs.

The event will be held…

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JPR 2022
Thursday 28 April 2022

Pima County Superior Court’s Judicial Performance Review
for Court Commissioners, Hearing Officers, and Judges Pro Tempore
PUBLIC HEARING AND CALL FOR COMMENTS

Deadline for Written Comments: May 16, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Public Hearing (Virtual, via Micros…

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Reading 2Gether Program Introduced by Pima County Juvenile Court, the Arizona Department of Child Safety, and Pima County Public Defense Services
Friday 18 March 2022

Building Relationships One Book at a Time

 

A dynamic collaboration between court, county, and state agency launched a baby and toddler literacy program designed to promote meaningful connections between parents and their children in foster care.

Re…

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Pima County Superior Court Welcomes New Commissioner, Nicholas Knauer
Thursday 24 February 2022

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli are pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Knauer as a commissioner for the Pima County Superior Court. He will fill the vacancy in Division 5…

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Comments on Court Commissioner Finalists Requested Through February 21, 2022
Friday 18 February 2022

On February 17, 2022, the court’s Commissioner Hiring Committee interviewed applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s vacant commissioner position. The vacancy arose upon the retirement of Hon. Alyce Pennington, Division 52/B.

The following two att…

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Pima County Superior Court Welcomes New Hearing Officer M. June Harris
Wednesday 5 January 2022

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin appointed M. June Harris to fill a new hearing officer position at the Superior Court. As the selected head of the newly designated Division XR, Ms. Harris will take the bench in early January.

Ms. Harri…

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Welcome New Judge Pro Tem Renee L.K. Hampson
Friday 19 November 2021

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin is pleased to announce the appointment of Renee L.K. Hampson as a new Judge Pro Tempore of the Pima County Superior Court. She will fill the vacancy in Division LF created by the elevation of Hon. Kimber…

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Honoring those who make STEPs Court possible (video)
Wednesday 10 November 2021

In October, Pima County Superior Court’s Associate Presiding Judge Danelle Liwski traveled to the Court Leadership Conference in Flagstaff to accept the Arizona Supreme Court’s 2021 Strategic Agenda Award for STEPs Court (Supportive Treatment and Eng…

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Public Comment Sought on Candidates for Superior Court Hearing Officer Position by November 15, 2021
Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments regarding applicants for a new Hearing Officer position which will address the expanding need of its family law bench.

The Nominating Committee reviewed five applications and will, on Friday, N…

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Pima County Adult Probation Invites the Public to “Journey to Success"
Monday 18 October 2021

A Celebration of Inspiring Probationers

A celebration of several unique paths to success will take place the evening of Tuesday, October 12, as the Adult Probation division of the Superior Court in Pima County commemorates the accomplishments of seve…

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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County's STEPs Drug Diversion Program Named 2021 Arizona Judicial Branch Excellence and Innovation Awardee
Wednesday 29 September 2021

 

Pima County Superior Court’s newly launched pre-indictment drug diversion program “STEPs” has been named this year’s Excellence and Innovation awardee by the Arizona Supreme Court.

“We are honored by the State’s acknowledgment,” said Presiding Judg…

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Public Comment Sought on Candidates for Judge Pro Tempore Vacancy
Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Arizona Superior Court in Pima County is asking for comments regarding six applicants for a
Judge Pro Tempore vacancy on its bench. The position became available upon the appointment of
the Hon. Kimberly H. Ortiz to Superior Court Judge by Governo…

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Applications Due October 1, 2021, for Superior Court Hearing Officer Position
Wednesday 25 August 2021

Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin announces that the Superior Court is accepting applications for a new Hearing Officer position to address the expanding needs of family law services. 

 The hearing officer will work as a judicial officer, interpretin…

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Pima County Superior Court Welcomes New Commissioner Bunkye Chi Olson
Thursday 19 August 2021

Pima County Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli are pleased to announce the appointment of Bunkye Chi Olson as a Superior Court Commissioner. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of th…

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE PRO TEMPORE
Thursday 5 August 2021

Presiding Judge Jeffery T. Bergin announces that the Superior Court’s Merit Selection Committee is accepting applications for the position of full-time Judge Pro Tempore. The position became open upon the appointment of the Hon. Kimberly H. Ortiz to …

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Governor Ducey Appoints Kimberly Ortiz To The Pima County Superior Court
Monday 26 July 2021

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Kimberly Ortiz to the Pima County
Superior Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Paul E. Tang.

“Kim has given so much to the Southern Arizona community as a Judge …

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Public Comment Sought on Candidates for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancy by August 4, 2021
Monday 19 July 2021

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments regarding applicants for a Commissioner vacancy on its bench. The position became available upon the retirement of the Hon. Dean Christoffel.

The Nominating Committee reviewed twelve applicatio…

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Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin Appointed Presiding Judge for Pima County
Tuesday 22 June 2021

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed the Honorable Jeffrey T. Bergin to the
post of Presiding Judge for the Superior Court in Pima County, effective July 1, 2021. Bergin is
the Associate Presiding Judge for the court, and since his appoi…

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Pima County Superior Court Adult Probation to Host Outdoor Graduation Ceremony, Drug Court and DTAP Graduates to Be Honored 
Tuesday 15 June 2021

Eleven Pima County community members will culminate their hard work and efforts Thursday night as they graduate from Superior Court’s Drug Court and the Pima County Attorney’s DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison) programs.

Starting at 7:00 p.m…

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Pima County CASA Program Supervisor Amy Brandhuber Appointed to Two National CASA/GAL Leadership Councils
Thursday 29 April 2021

CASA of Pima County announces the appointment of Program Supervisor Amy Brandhuber to the Urban Leadership Council as well as the National Leadership Council of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Association …

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Pima County Courts Resume Jury Trials
Thursday 15 April 2021

Pima County courts have resumed jury trials this week. A vital component of our justice system, the coronavirus pandemic forced a nearly year-long hiatus of jury trials in Pima County, following an administrative order issued by Pima County Presiding…

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Teresa D. Underwood Appointed Pima County Consolidated Justice Court Administrator
Tuesday 6 April 2021

Teresa D. Underwood is the newly appointed Court Administrator of Pima County Consolidated Justice Court (PCCJC). “We’re excited to have Ms. Underwood join us as PCCJC administrator,” said Pima County Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson. “She brings a wealth…

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Low-level offenders take high “STEPs” to success under Pima County Superior Court’s new pre-indictment diversion program
Wednesday 31 March 2021

A longtime Tucson resident is one of the latest enrollees in STEPs, an innovative new Pima County Superior Court-based pre-indictment diversion program offering a second chance to individuals brought before the court on low-level possession only felo…

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Pima County Superior Court Welcomes Three New Commissioners; Randi Burnett, Jennifer Espino, and Lisa Schriner Lewis
Thursday 4 March 2021

Pima County⁠, AZ. — Pima County Presiding Judge Kyle A. Bryson and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli announce the appointments of Randi Burnett, Jennifer Espino, and Lisa Schriner Lewis as Commissioners to the Pima County Superior Court…

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Superior Court Adult Probation Hosting First Drive-Through Drug Court/DTAP Graduation Ceremony on March 4, 2021
Tuesday 2 March 2021

PIMA COUNTY, AZ. – 22 Pima County residents will celebrate their successes Thursday night during their graduation from Superior Court's Drug Court/Pima County Attorney's Office DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison) programsAnd this graduation…

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Final Comment Period Open Through February 23 for Superior Court Commissioner Candidates
Wednesday 10 February 2021

The court’s nominating committee interviewed applicants for Pima County Superior Court’s three vacant commissioner positions on February 8, 2021. The vacancies arose upon the elevations of Hon. Laurie San Angelo and Hon. Lisa Abrams to superior court…

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Governor Ducey Appoints Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams And Gary Cohen To The Pima County Superior Court
Tuesday 19 January 2021

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams and Gary Cohen to the Pima County Superior Court to fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Judge John Hinderaker to the United States District Cou…

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Pima County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Quigley receives award for work with Southern Arizona children and families
Wednesday 13 January 2021

Superior Court Judicial Performance Review for Court Commissioners and Judges Pro Tempore - Public Hearing February 10
Sunday 10 January 2021

Deadline for Written Comments: January 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Public Hearing (Virtual): February 10, 2021, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

To improve and enhance public confidence, to promote accountability in the qualities and competencies
expected of its judiciary…

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Public Comment Sought on Candidates for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancies
Sunday 10 January 2021

The public is being asked for comments on applicants for two Commissioner vacancies on the Pima County Superior Court Bench. The positions became available upon the appointment of Hon. Laurie San Angelo to Superior Court Judge by Governor Doug Ducey,…

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