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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Applications Being Accepted for Superior Court Commissioner


Superior Court Seeking New Commissioner for Division 52/B

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Superior Court in Pima County

Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Presiding Juvenile Judge Peter W. Hochuli announce that a joint Merit Selection Committee for the Superior and Juvenile Courts are accepting applications for a full-time Commissioner position. The position will become open upon the retirement of Hon. Alyce Pennington. 

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022.

The duties of this position include serving as a judicial officer in the areas of family law, child support, child welfare, juvenile delinquency, probate, guardianship and conservancy, mental health proceedings under Title 36 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, and any other areas as the presiding judges may require. The individual selected for the position should expect to be rotated between Superior Court and Juvenile Court at the discretion of the presiding judges. This position operates under the legal authority granted in ARS §12-213 and A.R.S. §8-231 and serves at the pleasure of the presiding judge. The current annual salary is $134,444.

A commissioner of the superior court shall be:

• Admitted to the practice of law in and a resident of this state for five years next preceding taking office.

• A United States citizen and a resident of the county in which appointed.

• Reside at the county seat or at such other city or town within the jurisdiction of the judge making the appointment as may be designated by the judge.

In addition, the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County has the following requirements:

• Must not have any disciplinary matters pending before the State Bar Disciplinary Board. Must not have any criminal charges pending before any court.

• Have substantial courtroom experience. While family law, juvenile law, and probate experience may be helpful, it is not required to be a successful candidate.

Please submit your resume with the application. Applications are available from the 9th-floor reception desk of the Superior Court, from the Juvenile Court’s Information desk; or downloaded from the Court’s website at -> JOBS -> Court Commissioner. The DIRECT LINK is: 

Submissions must be tendered to the Pima County Superior Court, Human Resources, 110 W Congress, 9th floor, Tucson, AZ. 85701; faxed to (520) 724-4253 OR e-mailed to (cc: ) NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM, on Friday, February 4, 2022.

The applications will be submitted to the Hon. Danelle Liwski and the Hon. Kathleen Quigley, Co-Chairpersons of the Merit Selection Committee. Said Committee will review the applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend candidates to the presiding judges, who shall make the appointment. All applications will be a matter of public record. Questions may be directed to Human Resources: (520) 724-4217.

The Committee may, at its discretion, treat the applications filed for the vacancy that is the subject of the announcement as an application for any additional similar vacancy or vacancies that become known to the Committee after the application has been submitted.