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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Final Comments Requested for Two Commissioner Positions


Superior Court Requesting Input for Two Commissioner Appointments

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 by Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

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 the pending retirement of Hon. Deborah Pratte.

Court commissioners may work in either the Superior or Juvenile Court complex, and are assigned to cases involving family law, child support and enforcement, probate and guardianship, juvenile law, protection orders, and civil mental health matters.

Seven candidates were interviewed on June 13 by the court’s Commissioner Selection Committee, and the following five attorneys have been invited to appear for a final interview.

    • Derek Koltunovich
    • Victoria Otto
    • Edina Strum
    • Michael Vampotic
    • Nathan Wade

The court invites your input no later than 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 19. Direct your written comments to the Human Resources department of the Superior Court in Pima County: e-mail [email protected], or fax (520) 724-4253. Anonymous comments will not be considered.

Superior Court Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Butler (eff. July 1) will announce the appointments following interviews of the finalists later that same week.