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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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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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The Court Wants YOU!
Friday 24 June 2022

Are you searching for a new job, one where you can make a difference in your community while receiving great benefits, a steady income, and a generous retirement plan?

Do you have a passion to help your neighbors and a desire to commit to something l…

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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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