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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.

 



PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR SUPERIOR COURT VACANCIES

November 29, 2017

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is seeking public input on 15 candidates for three openings on the Maricopa County Superior Court.

 

The candidates are:

 

    • Sara J. Agne
    • Justin M. Beresky
    • Wendy L. Coy
    • Brooke A. Gaunt
    • David N. Horowitz
    • Joseph S. Kiefer
    • Margaret B. LaBianca
    • Julie A. Mata
    • Andrew J. Russell
    • Suzanne Scheiner Marwil
    • Aryeh D. Schwartz
    • Annielaurie Van Wie
    • Lisa A. VandenBerg
    • Kevin B. Wein
    • Tracey J. Westerhausen

 

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

 

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on December 20, 2017. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building,1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:30 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 December 15th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

 

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





PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON SUPERIOR COURT APPLICANTS

November 14, 2017

The public is invited to comment on 27 applicants for two vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judges William L. Brotherton, Jr. and Alfred M. Fenzel. AWLA members in BLUE.

 

The applicants are:

 

Sara J. Agne

Justin M. Beresky

Scott A. Blaney

Evan D. Bolick

Trent R. Buckallew

Jay Calhoun

Kathleen N. Carey

Jessica M. Cotter

Wendy L. Coy

John R. Doody, Jr.

Brooke A. Gaunt

Michael E. Gottfried

David N. Horowitz

Joseph S. Kiefer

Michael Kielsky

Margaret B. LaBianca

Julie A. Mata

Keith R. Nelson

Russell B. Richelsoph

Andrew J. Russell

Suzanne Scheiner Marwil

Aryeh D. Schwartz

Adam Susser

Annielaurie Van Wie

Lisa A. VandenBerg

Kevin B. Wein

Tracey J. Westerhausen

 

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

           

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public testimony at a meeting on November 29, 2017.  The meeting will be in Room 345 of the State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven 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 November 27th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

 

At the November 29th meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on December 20, 2017. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.



PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS

November 13, 2017

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on nine candidates for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. AWLA members in BLUE.

 

The candidates are:

 

Cassie E. Bray Woo

Patricia A. Starr

David B. Gass

Timothy J. Thomason

Joseph P. Mikitish

Randall H. Warner

Jay M. Polk

David D. Weinzweig

Adele G. Ponce

 

 

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

 

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on December 4, 2017. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:00 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 November 30th 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.

 

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





PINAL COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

OCTOBER 20, 2017

The Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended five candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on the Superior Court in Pinal County.

 

Nominees for the opening created by the appointment of Judge Karl C. Eppich to Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals are:

 

Barbara A. Hazel, Republican, Deputy Public Defender with the Pinal County Public Defender’s Office.

DeLana Jacobs Fuller, Democrat, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Pinal County.

Christopher J. O’Neil, Republican, Presiding Judge of the Casa Grande Municipal Court.

Megan K. Weagant, Independent, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Pinal County.

Lawrence M. Wharton, Republican, Commissioner with the Superior Court in Pinal County.

 

Governor Ducey will make the appointment.



GOVERNOR DUCEY APPOINTS MICHAEL MANDELL TO THE MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
OCTOBER 19, 2017

PHOENIX— Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Michael Mandell as a Judge on the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Michael has served as a Commissioner for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2013. He has presided over family court and civil calendars and also served as the Presiding Family Court Commissioner. 

Michael started his law career as a law clerk for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Noel Fidel and has extensive legal experience, including complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, election law, and business transactions. He practiced at the Phoenix law firms of Perkins Coie Brown & Bain and Burch & Cracchiolo prior to his appointment as a court commissioner. Michael also worked as legal counsel for the minority caucus in the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate. Michael’s responsibilities as a legislative staffer included legislative drafting, statutory interpretation and constitutional analysis.

Michael graduatedsumma cum laudefrom Arizona State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and he graduatedcum laudeand Order of the Coif from Arizona State University College of Law in 1998.

“Michael’s breadth of experience in the legal profession makes him well-qualified for the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Michael Mandell to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Edward Bassett.

 

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON THE MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

OCTOBER 16, 2017

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge William L. Brotherton, Jr.

 

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 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, 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 November 13, 2017

 

Applicants for the recent vacancies in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

 

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.

 

Effective January 1, 2018, the new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.


PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT VACANCIES

OCTOBER 16, 2017

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is seeking public input on 15 candidates for two openings on the Maricopa County Superior Court. AWLA members are in BLUE.

 

The candidates are:

 

Sara J. Agne

Justin M. Beresky

Scott A. Blaney

Evan D. Bolick

Wendy L. Coy

David N. Horowitz

Joseph S. Kiefer

Margaret B. LaBianca

Julie A. Mata

Suzanne Scheiner Marwil

Aryeh D. Schwartz

Annielaurie Van Wie

Lisa A. VandenBerg

Kevin B. Wein

Tracey J. Westerhausen

 

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

 

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on November 15, 2017. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:30 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 November 13th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

 

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










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