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SEVEN APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS, DIVISION TWO
June 19, 2017

 

The public is asked for comments on seven applicants for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Michael O. Miller. 

 

The applicants are:

 

Sean E. Brearcliffe

D. Douglas Metcalf

David J. Euchner

Regina L. Nassen

George O. Krauja

Jonathan Reich

Jacob R. Lines

 

 

Their applications can be viewed online at http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.

 

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on June 29, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.  Citizens may address the commission on that day or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov.  Comments must be received by June 23rd to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

 

At the June 29th meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on July 31, 2017. After the interviews, the commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

 

Division Two of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON DIVISION ONE OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS
June 2, 2017

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge Patricia K. Norris. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey.

 

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

 

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years. To be eligible, an applicant must also have resided in one of the following counties for the past three years: Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai or Yuma.

 

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by3:00 p.m. on July 5, 2017. 

 

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.  All meetings of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. 

 

Division One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

 

The new judge will be paid $152,250 annually.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT APPLICANTS

June 2, 2017       
                                                                      

The public is invited to comment on 20 applicants for two vacancies on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judges Jane L. Eikleberry and Richard Nichols. AWLA members are in BLUE.

The applicants are:

·Lisa I. Abrams

·Renee T. Bennett

·Justin D. Castillo

·Vincent J. Frey

·Baird S. Greene

·John Hinderaker

·John N. Iurino

·Kellie L. Johnson

·Brian K. Kimminau

·Kurt Kroese

·Reagen A. Kulseth

·Mark D. Lammers

·Scott D. McDonald

·Nannette C. Morrow

·Laurie B. San Angelo

·Keith A. Singer

·John C. Smith

·Vincent J. Sottosanti

·John H. Sundt

·Wayne E. Yehling


The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public testimony at a meeting on June 29, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712, starting at 9:00 a.m. Citizens may address the Commission at that meeting or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov.  Written comments must arrive by June 23, 2017 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

The Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed at the June 29th meeting. The selected applicants will be interviewed on July 27, 2017.  After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.


NOMINEES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION TWO ANNOUNCED

MAY 31, 2017 

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended three nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

 

The nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge Joseph W. Howard are:

 

·      Laura A. Cardinal, Democrat, Sole Practitioner in the firm of Cardinal Law, P.C.

·      Karl C. Eppich, Republican, a Judge for Pinal County Superior Court

·      Timothy M. Wright, Republican, a Judge for Gila County Superior Court

 

Governor Ducey will appoint the new judge. 

 

Division Two of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties.


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON THE MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
MAY 26, 2017


Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge Edward W. Bassett.

 

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

 

The judicial application has been revised and includes ALL NEW INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS. The new judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

 

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.   

 

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on June 26, 2017

 

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held. 

 

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

 

The new judge will be paid $147,175 annually.

 


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON DIVISION ONE OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS 
MAY 15, 2017
 

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge Donn Kessler (AWLA Member). The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey.

 

The judicial application has been revised and includes ALL NEW INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS. The new judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

 

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years. To be eligible, an applicant must also have resided in Maricopa County for the past three years.

 

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017

 

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.  All meetings of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. 

 

Division One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

 

The new judge will be paid $152,250 annually.


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON DIVISION TWO OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS 

 

MAY 1, 2017

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge Michael O. Miller. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey.

 

The judicial application has been revised and includes ALL NEW INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS. The new judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

 

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years. To be eligible, an applicant must also have resided in Pima County for the past three years.

 

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on June 1, 2017

 

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.  All meetings of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. 

 

Division Two of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

The new judge will be paid $152,250 annually.


PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

April 21, 2017

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended five candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on the Pima County Superior Court. AWLA members are in BLUE.

Nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge K.C. Stanford are:

Renee T. Bennett, Republican, Volunteer with Tucson Charities including, Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, Keeling Elementary School and other groups.

Baird S. Greene, Democrat, Tucson City Prosecutor with the Tucson City Attorney’s Office.

Kellie L. Johnson, Democrat, Chief Criminal Deputy with the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

Nanette C. Morrow, Republican, Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Wayne E. Yehling, Democrat, Commissioner with the Pima County Superior Court.

Governor Ducey will make the appointment.


GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY IN YAVAPAI COUNTY
April 18, 2017

PHOENIX—Governor Doug Ducey today announced he has begun accepting applications for a vacant judicial position on the Yavapai County Superior Court. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Jennifer Campbell.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 15, 2017. A copy of the application and instructions for applying can be downloaded at www.bc.azgovernor.gov.

Applicants shall be at least 30 years and less than 65 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, a resident of Arizona for five years prior to taking office, and a resident of Yavapai County for at least one year prior to taking office.


 

TWO AWLA MEMBER APPOINTMENTS MADE TO THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS, DIVISION ONE
April 13, 2017


PHOENIX— Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Judge Maria Elena Cruz and Judge Jennifer Campbell to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.

Judge Cruz is Presiding Judge of the Yuma County Superior Court. She has served as a Yuma County Superior Court Judge since 2009. Prior to joining the Superior Court, Judge Cruz served as a judge for the Cocopah Indian Tribe, practiced at her own firm, Law Office of Maria Elena Cruz, and worked for the Yuma County Attorney’s Office and Yuma County Legal Defender’s Office.

Judge Cruz is a member of the Arizona Judges Association, where she has served in a number of leadership positions, including as President and Vice President. She is also a member of the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and the Supreme Court Commission on Victims in the Courts. Judge Cruz has also been a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Los Abogados.

Judge Cruz graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2001.

“Judge Cruz has earned a reputation as an outstanding attorney and leader. Her service as Presiding Judge of the Yuma County Superior Court and as President of the Arizona Judges Association is very impressive,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Judge Cruz to the Arizona Court of Appeals.”

Judge Campbell is a Yavapai County Superior Court Judge, and she has served in this position since 2011. Before joining the bench, Judge Campbell worked in private practice at her own firm, The Campbell Law Firm. She also practiced at Vakula & Kottke and Mounger & Campbell, and worked as a Deputy County Attorney in the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

Judge Campbell currently serves as Vice President of the Arizona Judges Association. Previously, she served as President of the Yavapai County Bar Association and as President of the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association.

Judge Campbell graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University in 1999 and received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2002.

“Judge Campbell has dedicated herself to the citizens of Yavapai County. As a Yavapai County Superior Court Judge, she has served with distinction and developed innovative programs at the court. As an attorney, she volunteered pro bono services to homeless veterans and others in need of legal services in Yavapai County,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Judge Campbell to the Arizona Court of Appeals.”

The appointments of Judge Maria Elena Cruz and Judge Jennifer Campbell were made to fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Justice Andrew Gould to the Arizona Supreme Court and the retirement of Judge Patricia Orozco.

 

NOMINEES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION ONE ANNOUNCED

February 21, 2017

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended five nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for two openings on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. AWLA members are in BLUE.

The nominees for the openings created by the retirement of Judge Patricia A. Orozco and the appointment of Judge Andrew W. Gould to the Arizona Supreme Court are: 

Jennifer B. Campbell, Republican, a Judge for Yavapai County Superior Court

Maria Elena Cruz, Democrat, a Judge for Yuma County Superior Court

Mark R. Moran, Democrat, a Judge for Coconino County Superior Court

Kenneth E. Moyer, Republican, Sole practitioner of the Law Office of Kenneth E. Moyer, PLLC

Rick A. Williams, Republican, a Judge for Mohave County Superior Court

Governor Ducey will appoint the new judges. 

Division One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.



PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
January 13, 2017

 

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended five candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on the Pima County Superior Court. AWLA members are in BLUE.

 

Nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge Carmine Cornelio are:

 

  • Vincent J. Frey, Democrat, Felony Trial Supervisor with the Pima County Legal Defender’s Office.
  • Kellie L. Johnson, Democrat, Chief Criminal Deputy with the Pima County Attorney’s Office.
  • Nanette C. Morrow, Republican, Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
  • D. Greg Sakall, Republican, Staff Attorney with Goldberg and Osborne.
  • Wayne E. Yehling, Democrat, Commissioner with the Pima County Superior Court.

 

Governor Ducey will make the appointment.