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PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

April 20, 2018


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

 

Nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge Richard S. Fields are:

 

·         Casey F. McGinley, Republican, Judge Pro Tempore with the Superior Court in Pima County.

·         Lee Ann Roads, Republican, Hearing Officer with the Superior Court in Pima County.

·         Gilbert Rosales, Jr., Independent, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Pima County.

·         Laurie B. San Angelo, Democrat, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Pima County.

 

Governor Ducey will make the appointment.

 



MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

March 28, 2018

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

 

Nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge John R. Ditsworth are:

·         Melissa Iyer Julian, Republican, of Phoenix, Partner at Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

·         Joseph S. Kiefer, Republican, of Phoenix, Deputy County Attorney at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

·         Margaret B. LaBianca, Independent, of Phoenix, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·         Andrew J. Russell, Independent, of Phoenix, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·         Aryeh D. Schwartz, Democrat, of Scottsdale, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·         Annielaurie Van Wie, Independent, of Phoenix, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·         Tracey J. Westerhausen, Democrat, of Phoenix, Partner at Debus, Kazan & Westerhausen, Ltd.

 

Governor Ducey will make the appointment.



PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT VACANCY

March 21, 2018

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on seven candidates for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judge Richard S. Fields. AWLA members are in BLUE.

 

The candidates are:

 

  • Michael F. Kelly
  • Reagen A. Kulseth
  • Mark D. Lammers
  • Casey F. McGinley
  • Lee Ann Roads
  • Gilbert Rosales, Jr.
  • Laurie B. San Angelo

 

Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://azcourts.gov/jnc.

 

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on April 19, 2018. 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. The interview agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

 

Citizens may address the Commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than April 16th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

 

After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.




GOVERNOR DUCEY APPOINTS JOHN HINDERAKER AND SCOTT MCDONALD TO THE PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
February 28, 2018

PHOENIX –  Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald to the Pima County Superior Court. 
AWLA members are in BLUE.

John Hinderaker is currently a Partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie where he practices in the areas of real estate and construction litigation. John also serves as General Outside Counsel for the Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

John began his career clerking for Judges John M. Roll and Raymond T. Terlizzi of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. After his clerkships, John practiced at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie for 20 years, including 11 years as a partner of the firm. 

John has volunteered with or represented pro bono several community organizations including Visit Tucson, Pima County Human Rights Commission, Compass Affordable Housing, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Lawyers for Literacy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 and his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1996.

“John’s vast experience in law during his time at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie will be an asset to the citizens of Pima County. His commitment to public service throughout his career is admirable and I am honored to appoint John to the Pima County Superior Court,” said Governor Ducey.

Scott McDonald is a Director at the law firm Fennemore Craig, P.C. Scott’s practice focused on commercial and business litigation. He has also handled land use cases and appellate law.

Scott began his career clerking for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Howard and Justice John Pelander. Prior to joining Fennemore Craig, Scott worked for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Civil Division where his practice consisted primarily of land use law.

Scott currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Tucson Children’s Museum and has served on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Ecology from Emory University in 1997, a Masters degree from State University of New York in Cultural and Applied Anthropology and his law degree from University of Arizona in 2004.

“Scott’s extensive experience as an attorney will serve the citizens of Pima County well,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Scott McDonald to the Pima County Superior Court.”

The appointments of John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald were made to fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Sean Brearcliffe to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II and the retirement of Judge Sarah Simmons







CITY OF MESA
CITY MAGISTRATE
February 5, 2018


A City Magistrate is responsible for presiding over misdemeanor and civil traffic cases filed with the Mesa Municipal Court, and presides over Orders of Protection. A City Magistrate is responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court Rules, state statutes, City ordinances, and case law when presiding over trials to the court, trials to a jury, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions, and other hearings. An employee in this class is also responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by law. In addition, may be required to conduct initial appearances or arraignments in a jail court environment, in accordance with the Arizona Criminal Rules of Procedure. This class performs related duties as required.

For more information about this position. click here: 
City Magistrate Job Opportunity - City of Mesa
 




NOMINEES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS ANNOUNCED

 

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

 

The nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Judge Margaret H. Downie are: (AWLA members in BLUE)

 

·      David B. Gass, Democrat, a Judge at the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·      Jay M. Polk, Republican, a Judge at the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·      Adele G. Ponce, Republican, Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General.

·      Patricia A. Starr, Independent, a Judge at the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·      Timothy J. Thomason, Republican, a Judge at the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·      Randall H. Warner, Democrat, a Judge at the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

·      David D. Weinzweig, Independent, Partner at Ellman Weinzweig, LLC.

 

Governor Ducey will appoint the new judge. 

 

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

 

 







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