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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Public Comments Welcomed for Six Hearing Officer Applicants


Public Comments Sought on Candidates for Hearing Officer Vacancy

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 by Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

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 Officers work as a judicial officer for the Superior Court, interpreting and applying local and state laws during various family law, civil, and criminal court proceedings.

Eight applications were reviewed by the court’s Hearing Officer Selection Committee, and the following six attorneys will be interviewed on July 24, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m., in conference room 920 of the Superior Court building.

• Domingo DeGrazia
• Michelle Metzger
• Lauri Owen
• Terri Pones
• Gioia Sanderson
• Paul Schlegel

The court invites your feedback in writing or orally to a committee member. Anonymous comments will not be considered. Comments must be received no later than noon on July 18, 2023.

Written remarks should be submitted to the Human Resources department of the Superior Court in Pima County, e-mail [email protected], mail 110 W. Congress, 9th Floor, Tucson, AZ. 85701, or fax (520) 724-4253.

You may direct oral statements to any member of the Hearing Officer Selection Committee, including Hon. Danelle Liwski, Chair; Hon. Lisa Abrams; Hon. Richard Gordon; Hon. Kellie Johnson; court and clerk staff members, Dr. Joi Hollis, and Ray Rivas; attorneys Sarah Kostick, and Joseph Ricks, and public members Pam Knox, and D. Grady Scott.

The Committee will recommend finalists to Superior Court Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin. Judge Bergin will make the appointment following his interviews with the final candidates on August 1, 2023.