City of Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The City of Scottsdale JAAB makes advisory recommendations to the City Council regarding the appointment and reappointment of full-time city judges.  The JAAB will use merit-based criteria to recommend the best-qualified individuals for the position of presiding or associate city judge or magistrate.  The Board also evaluates the performance of incumbent judicial members applying for reappointment.  The Board meets as required.


One.  The Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations per opening to the city council for its consideration and ultimate appointment.


Three-year term commencing July 2017.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications

Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona.  Attorneys who have limited jurisdiction and criminal court experience are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must reside in the City of Scottsdale.

An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  For additional information contact Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or

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